self-talk as data
image from output deck/ebook – linked to graphic.
and now in self-talk deck:
essence of ni ness.. ie: a world where 7 billion people are doing the thing they can’t not do. everyday.
like this: a nother way
same deck as issuu ebook:
Most of us are not compelled to linger with the knowledge of our aloneness, for it is a knowledge that can paralyze all action in this world. There are, forever, swamps to be drained, cities to be created, mines to be exploited, children to be fed. None of these things can be done alone. But the conquest of the physical world is not man’s only duty. He is also enjoined to conquer the great wilderness of himself. The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.
It is for this reason that all societies have battled with the incorrigible disturber of the peace — the artist. …And it is absolutely inevitable that when a tradition has been evolved, whatever the tradition is, the people, in general, will suppose it to have existed from before the beginning of time and will be most unwilling and indeed unable to conceive of any changes in it. They do not know how they will live without those traditions that have given them their identity. Their reaction, when it is suggested that they can or that they must, is panic… And a higher level of consciousness among the people is the only hope we have, now or in the future, of minimizing human damage.
In a sentiment that Jeanette Winterson would come to echo decades later — “Art … says, don’t accept things for their face value; you don’t have to go along with any of this; you can think for yourself.”
The artist is distinguished from all other responsible actors in society — the politicians, legislators, educators, and scientists — by the fact that he is his own test tube, his own laboratory, working according to very rigorous rules, however unstated these may be, and cannot allow any consideration to supersede his responsibility to reveal all that he can possibly discover concerning the mystery of the human being.
Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society is a lover’s war, and he does, at his best, what lovers do, which is to reveal the beloved to himself and, with that revelation, to make freedom real.
Esko Kilpi (@EskoKilpi) tweeted at 6:10 AM – 21 May 2018 :
2/ This new understanding of competence suggests that the capability to act is a social process. People are simultaneously forming and being formed by each other at the same time — all the time https://t.co/LMH7WV9Wdz (http://twitter.com/EskoKilpi/status/998536611196489728?s=17)
Esko Kilpi (@EskoKilpi) tweeted at 6:13 AM – 21 May 2018 :
4/ New information is the organizing input. (http://twitter.com/EskoKilpi/status/998537241168359424?s=17)
Information is the energy of organizing.
imagine self talk as the organizing input.. curiosity as the energy of organizing
info as secondary
gil quote tweets about w this:
“Everything has been said, yet few have taken notice of it.
Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not”.
Cultivation of a less banal mind is the task of beings with a reflexive consciousness but no culture OF same. https://t.co/FZFnMPPcbr
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/dilgreen/status/998564617734508544
Thomas Bernhard on Walking, Thinking, and the Paradox of Self-Reflection
Thus we can never talk about self-observation, or when we talk about the fact that we observe ourselves we are talking as someone we never are when we are not observing ourselves, and thus when we observe ourselves we are never observing the person we intended to observe but someone else. The concept of self-observation and so, also, of self-description is thus false.