curiosity and decision making
same on issuu:
[curiosity (where’s my insatiable itch today) over decision making (ie: what should i participate in)]
tech as it could be..
let’s do this first: free art-ists.
Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) tweeted at 5:51 AM – 11 May 2019 :
“My job is to show my children that there is a whole universe that exists beyond the grim issues of the day.” https://t.co/5CZnpgDUnm (http://twitter.com/austinkleon/status/1127179376448163841?s=17)
last post again (image above): https://austinkleon.com/2019/02/02/on-solitude-and-being-who-you-are/
on solitude.. and freedom from input of other minds..
first thing (right after natural reset of sleep) .. everyday
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/wef/status/1157425920271147014
harold lasswell 1933 – preeminent expert on and big supporter of propaganda.. wrote that because americans were by and large too stupid to make decisions for their own good, propaganda was necessary to sway them in the right direction
propaganda, lasswell wrote ‘is the one means of mass mobilization which is cheaper than violence, bribery or other possible control techniques:
curiosity is most humane – cheapest – most controlled/safe/orderly.. et al ie: undisturbed ecosystem: ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows
7 yrs later – seth’s post – you might have a marketing problem – sept 24 2019 – making it clearer to me why ‘market\ing‘ ness has always left me unsettled – marketing puts decisions over curiosity.. when we need that to be the other way around – https://seths.blog/2019/09/you-might-have-a-marketing-problem/
*That’s because humans make choices. If we live in a culture where people are free to choose, we’ve **offered control over our future to others.
When humans make choices–that’s marketing. Marketing is the difficult work of telling a story that resonates, of *bringing a consistent set of promises to people who want to hear them.
there’s no reason one human needs to be *bringing consistent set of promises to another.. if that’s happening.. huge red flag that we will never get to what we need most: the energy of 7b alive people .. ie: eudaimoniative surplus.. fittingness
from 30 min film of Nic Askew – from his monday newsletter oct 7 2019:
5 min – people are in disbelief.. ‘it can’t be this simple.. how can i just sit and do nothing’.. because the assumption is.. if you do something.. something will happen.. but it’s the opposite.. if you sit still long enough .. you are recognized.. everything finds you.. you act from there.. but if you never sit still long enough.. you never know
this is the essence of curiosity over decision making.. and that without that.. we perpetuate a whales in sea world world.. where we have no idea what/who we are.. this is what i mean by curiosity.. listening over inquiring/deciding/searching
socially beneficial use of the data stream our online meanderings leave behind,
as opposed to current use to advertise to us?I could get behind that.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/klaitner/status/1222713412636950528
[whole thread on coincidence of wants page]
choose to redefine whatever we’re doing as the thing we’ve chosen to do, right here and right now.