fromm spontaneous law


there is only one possible, productive solution for the relationship of individualized man w the world:

his active solidarity w all men and his spontaneous activity..


..only the individual can achieve himself by his own spontaneous activity


positive freedom consists in the spontaneous activity of the total, integrated personality


we approach here one of the most difficult problems of psychology: the problem of spontaneity..  latin sponte means: of one’s free will..

krishnamurti free will law

taleb antifragile law


why humanity needs a leap.. to get back/to simultaneous spontaneity .. simultaneous fittingness.. everyone in sync..

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


from Erich Fromm‘s escape from freedom:


his failure is not essentially the result of his not having chosen the right magic person; it is the direct result of having tried to obtain by the manipulation of a magic force that which..

..only the individual can achieve himself by his own spontaneous activity


as long as the infant is small it is quite naturally dependent on the parents, but his dependence does not necessarily imply a restriction of the child’s own spontaneity. however, when the parents, acting as the agents of society,

..start to suppress the child’s spontaneity

..and independence, the growing child feels more and more unable to stand on its own feet.. it therefore seeks for the magic helper and often makes the parents the personification of ‘him’.. later on, the individual transfers these feelings to somebody else, for ie.. to a teacher, husband, psychoanalyst..

by the thwarting of the child’s expansiveness and spontaneity and by the consequent anxiety


it would seem that the amount of destructiveness to be found in individuals is proportionate to the amount to which expansiveness of life is curtailed. (blockage of spontaneity of growth/expression)


the more drive for life (inner dynamism) is thwarted, the stronger is the drive toward destruction; the more life is realized, the less is the strength of destructiveness..

fromm destructive ness law:

destructiveness is the outcome of unlived life..

this is why gershenfeld sel would work..

begs we undisturb the ecosystem.. and assume good


the suppression of spontaneous feelings and thereby for the development of genuine individuality, starts very early, as a matter of fact w the earliest training of a child..

missing piece #1disturbing the ecosystem

maté parenting law

in our culture.. ed too often results in the elimination of spontaneity and in the substitution of original psychic acts by superimposed feelings/thoughts/wishes..

black science of people/whales


as a matter of fact, there is nothing more attractive and convincing than spontaneity whether it is to be found in a child, in an artist, or in those individuals who cannot thus be groups according to age or profession..


most of us can observe at least moments of our own spontaneity which are at the same time moments of genuine happiness..

why is spontaneous activity the answer to the problem of freedom?spontaneous activity is the one way in which man can overcome the terror of aloneness w/o sacrificing the integrity of his self


in all spontaneous activity the individual embraces the world, not only does his individual self remain intact; it becomes stronger and more solidified. for the self is as strong as it is active..

the inability to act spontaneously, to express what he genuinely feels and thinks, and the resulting necessity to present a pseudo self to others and oneself, are the root of the feeling of inferiority and weakness..

roots of healing

whether or not we are aware of it, there is nothing of which we are more ashamed than of not being ourselves.

wilde not us law


when regard personal qualities as commodities.. emphasis shifts from present.. to finished product.. thereby man misses the only satisfaction that can give him real happiness – the experience of the activity of the present moment – and chases after phantom.. the illusory happiness called success

redefine success.. these flavors gathered were indeed all spontaneous.. grokking moments et al


AlternativesToSchool (@AltToSchool) tweeted at 5:41 AM – 8 Jul 2018 :
The (in)famous anarchist Emma Goldman wrote an essay called The Child and Its Enemies in 1906. It’s a good read even 112 years later.
from 4 page on pdf
every institution of our day, the family, the state, our moral codes, sees in every strong, beautiful, uncompromising personality a deadly enemy; therefore every effort is being made to cramp human emotion and originality of thought in the individual into a straight jacket from its earliest infancy.. or to shape every human being according to one pattern; not into a well rounded individuality, but into a patient work slave, professional automaton, tax paying citizen or righteous moralist..
if one, nevertheless, meets w real spontaneity (which, by the way, is a rate treat), it is not due to our method of rearing or educating the child.. such a discovery should be celebrated..  it must be considered a miracle if it retains its strength and beauty and survives the various attempts at crippling that which is most essential to it
fromm spontaneous law


from Erich Fromm‘s the sane society:


there is an important difference between individual and social mental illness, which suggests a differentiation between two concepts: that of defect and that of neurosis.. if a person fails to attain *freedom, **spontaneity, a ***genuine expression of self, he may be considered to have a sever defect.. provided we assume that freedom and spontaneity are the objective goals to be attained by every human being..

*krishnamurti free will law.. **fromm spontaneous law.. ***fittingness


no prep 

no train

mumford non-specialized law


off script ness

graeber unpredictability/surprise law