mona lisa smile compare law

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just after reading re imagining value report.. and watching mona lisa smile.. and reading instrumental.. adding mona lisa compare law..

because .. compare ness seems to be key to our being so screwed up..  we have this idea of supposed to’s  and top on the list is to compare everything.. which is lovely for .. perpetuate/ing not-us ness.. via broken feedback loop..

things are not always as they seem.. and even if they are for a brief moment in time.. they change in the blink of an eye.. or their dead..

we need to just stop comparing..


antifragility/emergence‘et-al.. makes exchange value irrelevant.. which makes comparing irrelevant.. which is good.. because that’s why exchange value is irrelevant.. because comparing is impossible.. because no one sees things the same.. no song can be played the same.. even by same person.. et al..

jealousy ness


Nick Pettet (@NickPettet) tweeted at 6:32 AM – 9 Oct 2017 :

The Science Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile, by @WalterIsaacson via @TheAtlantic (



Guardian US (@GuardianUS) tweeted at 5:38 AM – 20 Jan 2018 :

Facebook’s greatest weapon: endless comparison of ourselves to others (

After all, if they were gaining a sense of belonging, intimacy and safety, they’d be happier – not lonelier, meaner and sadder.

let’s go deeper.. than blaming fb


monet to see law: ‘to see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.’
Claude Monet


Trevor John (@trevruddockjohn) tweeted at 5:46 AM – 24 Jan 2020 :
A problem with “equality” is it forces us to count and equate the incomparable. It imposes constraints on our preferences. A transactional mindset.
We are different. That is good.
But poverty & lack of agency isn’t okay. Mutually beneficial cooperation. Positive relationships. (

mona lisa compare law; shirky transaction law; et al

we have to let go of money (any form of measuring/accounting)


smile ness