You might say that failing may disqualify one from achieving the Stoic perspective, but Piotr Stankiewicz posits that getting back up after failing is more important to Stoic beliefs. Although it pursues perfection of virtue, Stoicism emphasises the importance of self-improvement and repetition, along with a healthy acknowledgement that perfection may be unattainable. This is precisely why Stankiewicz thinks that failing matches up to the Stoic perspective, and that Stoicism is not for those who have never failed, instead it is for those who wish to get back up again. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here