Our modern culture loves the here-and-now, preferring all our focus tilts towards the latest trends, the newest relevant art, the loudest and most attention-getting current Thought Leader™. But… Will this work and these ideas endure? Some of it, possibly. But a whole lot of what’s applause-seeking now will be forgotten in a year, or decade, or heck — next month.
This is why it’s good for us to notice what stuff has stood the test of time, whose art has endured. There are SO many dead people who still live through their phenomenal work, and in 2021 we should both enjoy it and listen to what it teaches us …because clearly there’s something noteworthy there. Seth and Tsh unpack whose older work affects them today — and who they’ve grown to appreciate even more the older they get.
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Tsh’s Rule of Life workshop
Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
The People Yes, by Carl Sandburg
Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton
The Presence of the Kingdom, by Jaques Ellul
Requiem Mass, by Mozart
A Love Supreme, by John Coltrane
Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society
Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life
This Beautiful Truth, by Sarah Clarkson
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