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This time, work is about work!
After so many classes attended and exercises solved, we will return to writing. It is very important that, in addition to sending the texts to us, you also attend our Writing classes. Our course with teacher Luísa is with you, and you leave with all the tools to take the test time.
This month’s theme is work. For us, it is a great bet for Enem and other contests that will be applied this year. With the reform of Social Security and the increase of the number of unemployed in Brazil, it is important that you are aware not only of the information but also of the social issues that surround it. Why is work important? How long do we have to work for?
Writing Topic: How do we relate to work?
TEXT I: Three Pathways to Creative Work, by Larusso
Creative work has three paths. Inspiration, punishment or stride.
One can believe in inspiration, in talent, at the right time, and wait. It may happen, but it’s rare as a comet. When it comes, there is no other way, you have to enjoy it, pick it up and do it. Because you do not know when the inspiration will come again.
Punishment is what happens when there is no way. You have to do it, or you will screw up. It is the kind of work that causes the most anxiety, which produces the worst results, but which still works. It is the motivation for fear. He’s going to come, he’s not going to have the money to pay the rent, he’s going to be vexing, he’s going to give shit. So you go there and do it.
The third path is the stride. This is what happens when you create the context, it makes the bed for inspiration to lie down. It is that moment when you fill yourself with references, content, pull through memory, re-read notes, try to create new connections. This is the work of those who have learned how their own process works.
Tranco is the way professionals work. Professionals can not rely on the miracle of inspiration because they need to create every day. Professionals would not live well for fear of punishment, although many would survive this way. Whoever depends on his creation needs a path, a method, however muddy, messy and unpredictable.
The worst way to do a job is to get rid of it. The best way is to understand the process, enjoying the unfolding, rather than the result. Therefore, stride is the path of those who pay attention to their own functioning.
It is essential to understand how we work better. It can be when you immerse yourself in the thing, if it gets dirty with letters, ink, new ideas. It may be morning, with the freshness of morning energy. It may be in the dead of night, with the head swarming with the learning of the day. Can be alone, can be in group. It can be a thousand ways, the important thing is to learn from the process itself.
Our creative mind is not like a little robot that connects and executes what and when we want. We can learn to warm up the engines, take the turns we need to get right to the point when we realize that creation is coming. Tranco is improvised, sometimes hard, but it works.