Notes For Creators

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Enforced isolation can be transformative

Enforced isolation can be revolutionary:

  • Isaac Newton in an 18-month forced evacuation from London because of the Great Plague derived/invented calculus, the principles of optics, and created the foundation for modern physics with his work pertaining to gravity 
  • Malcom Little went into prison and through study and self-reflection came out Malcolm X
  • Henry David Thoreau went to the woods at Walden Pond for two years and forever changed how a nation thought of simplicity, self-reliance and the environment
  • Every writer at a writer’s retreat
  • Every artist in a studio
  • Every monk in a monastery
  • You, in silent contemplation, daily

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