1. Ch. 7 On Being and Becoming: Dunham says that it’s the process of doing art–not the end result–that is most valuable. He goes on to compare this distinction to the way we live our lives, with this idea of “making it” in whatever field we are in. He questions our assumptions about what “success” is. What do you think about these distinctions?
2. Ch. 8 Community: Dunham quotes Sir Isaac Newton, who “said that if he was in fact able to see further than others, if was because he was standing on the shoulders of giants,” and suggests that we, too, recognize our place in our communities. At the same time…he suggests that we practice “being that which nothing can take root in,” meaning we let go of our strong sense of self-identity. How can we reconcile these two ideas?!