"The word resist is interestingly equivocal. It is not synonymous with words of ultimate negation like ‘dismiss’ or ‘ reject.’ Instead, it implies a measured struggle that is more tactical than strategic. Living changes us, in ways we cannot predict, for the better and the worse. One looks for principles, but we are better off if we control them, not the other way around. Principles can become tyrants, foreclosing on our ability to learn. When they do, they, too, must be resisted....

"Resist whatever seems inevitable.[...]

Resist the idea that architecture is a building[...]

Resist taking the path of least resistance.[...]

Resist people who are satisfied.[...]

Resist that feeling of utter exhaustion."


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