You’ll never run out of noticing … .*
Noticing feeds choice.
We begin with reality.
Richard Sennett writes about how important resistance is to what we make:
We want to start with resistances, those facts that stand in the way of the will. Resistances themselves come in two forms: found and made.**
We will likely find some ideas nearby, like docks growing by nettles:
Ideas live in the world as we do. We discover certain ideas at certain times.^
Avoiding reality and resistance may also mean missing ideas that offer a future we’d choose.
Not lifting it off some shelf.
Living it into existence.