Idea debt is a concept coined by graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi. The concept could be described as holding onto ideas until they loose their luster and the psychic weight that comes with the burden of hanging onto them. We tell ourselves we’ll get around to this or that idea, and a backlog forms, putting us further and further into this creative sense of debt.
In this episode, I talk about this concept and some steps that can be taken to counter it.
This past year I read a range of books about organization, minimalism and civilized living. These seemingly disparate volumes come at it from different perspectives, but all explore living a curated, intentional, ordered lifestyle.
[NOTE: This episode was originally released January 1, 2018 via SoundCloud. I am re-releasing the first season of episodes here on this site.]
I had what I thought would be a good, quick, rather easy idea. I would apply the superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s three questions for subjectively evaluating a piece of art. It turned out not to be so quick nor so easy to put this particular episode together. Special thanks to Judy the librarian on this one.
[NOTE: This episode was originally released December 3, 2017 via SoundCloud. I am re-releasing the first season of episodes here on this site.]