After coming across this piece earlier today, posting a link to it was not an option. Great read (and pretty short).
You don’t get to pick your family, but you can pick your teachers and you can pick your friends and you can pick the music you listen to and you can pick the books you read and you can pick the movies you see.[From How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me) - Austin Kleon]
There is so much more to it, and it is so good. It reminds me of How To Be Creative, which is a little longer yet worth every moment and every ounce of energy that goes into reading.
(Via Shawn Blanc)