magis esse quam videri


via bg way back


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Esse quam videri is a Latin phrase meaning “To be, rather than to seem” (to be). It has been used as a motto by a number of different groups. (slew of schools/unis..imagine that)


when i did google translate i got:

esse quam videri = be seen

magis esse quam videri = to be rather than to seem


let’s do that.. there is a nother way.. ie: hosting-life-bits via self-talk as data

authenticity & attachment – problem deep enough

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Maria Popova (@brainpicker) tweeted at 6:01 AM – 8 Nov 2017 :

The wisdom of trees – Walt Whitman on what our silent friends teach us about being rather than seeming

Whitman.. suffered a severe stroke that left him paralyzed. It took him two years to recover — convalescence aided greatly, he believed, by his immersion in nature and its healing power. “How it all nourishes, lulls me,” he exulted, “in the way most needed; the open air, the rye-fields, the apple orchards.”.

reminds of Naoki.. and swimming in nature

How strong, vital, enduring! how dumbly eloquent! What suggestions of imperturbability and being, as *against the human trait of mere seeming. Then the qualities, almost emotional, palpably artistic, heroic, of a tree; so innocent and harmless, yet so savage. **It is, yet says nothing.

*magis esse quam videri

**holmgren indigenous law .. listening beyond words

beyond the bot ness of small talk and smiles


Nassim in skin in the game – p 186 – matthew 6:1-4


society of spectacle