Snowy Egret. Foster City. California.
Staw says most people are risk-averse. He refers to them as satisfiers. “As much as we celebrate independence in Western cultures, there is an awful lot of pressure to conform,” he says. Satisfiers avoid stirring things up, even if it means forsaking the truth or rejecting a good idea.
Even people who say they are looking for creativity react negatively to creative ideas, as demonstrated in a 2011 study from the University of Pennsylvania. Uncertainty is an inherent part of new ideas, and it’s also something that most people would do almost anything to avoid. People’s partiality toward certainty biases them against creative ideas and can interfere with their ability to even recognize creative ideas.
According to Trainor, Gibney said the newspaper’s readership problems were partly due to the “systematic oppression of non-white males in journalism,” and that “it’s white men that are the problem in this newsroom.” Trainor said the staff felt vilified and singled out.
Trainor said he subsequently emailed Gibney to voice how upset he was about the episode, saying that her remarks were “racist,” an “unprofessional tirade” and unfair toward the all-white staff, according to emails provided to HuffPost. Trainor, who was the newspaper’s opinion editor at the time, said the paper had never turned away anyone of color.
"We never tried to discourage anybody from writing," he told HuffPost. "We’d never done anything to discourage any point of view. The makeup of our staff was not our fault."
One dessert to rule them all. It’s Lord of the Crumbs, starring Cookie Monster as Gobble. Can he find his precious?
"The good photographer will produce a competent picture every time whatever his subject. But only when his subject makes an immediate and direct appeal to his interests will he produce work of distinction." —Bill Brandt
Is a shame the technically competent pictures of pretty things group dried up with the rest of Flickr groups.