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kerouac and existential freedom

Jack Kerouac published “On the Road” in 1957 and The Dharma Bums in 1960, expressing a mode of immediacy and unconstraint which inspired a generation raised in Eisenhower prosperity and McCarthy fear, Kerouac and his travelling companions were pointing the way to existential freedom. influencing a generation which, a decade later, were to be coaching the flower children

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  1. heron

    In this letter, I explore the metaphor of the Heron battle an inner voice of doubt, represented by a croaking frog. I relate this to doing meaningful creative work by outlining principles from Steven Pressfield's “Do the Work.” We must engage with resistance and persist despite the obstacles. Just as the Heron achieves flight through courage and determination, we realise our potential by battling resistance and ship our creative or entrepreneurial work.