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    nmw 15:29:59 on 2015/12/19 Permalink
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    Something to Hide: Nothing to Show 

    Many people have something to hide, even though they maintain otherwise. In many if not most cases, people seem to try hiding that theyfeel as if they have nothing to show.

    Let me step back for a moment to explain how this happens. Almost everyone desires someone or something. We think a lot about such people or things – day in an day out. When we hunger or thirst for what we desire, it almost feels painful to not be able to fulfill our wishes. When instead our wishes are satisfied, then we are alleviated and float in a dreamy glut of satisfaction.

    It’s quite easy to see how someone might conclude that it is better to be desired than to desire… – but I think that would be a mistake. You are yourself able to desire, but you have no control whatsoever over your own desirability. You may try to be agreeable, but that only makes you a slave to the desires of others. (See also “Why I’m Not a Leader (and Why You Shouldn’t Be Either)” by Sean Werkema)

    People are afraid – that when they show their hungers and desires, other people might see them as feeble, needy, … and ultimately undesirable. So people try to avoid such perceptions by aiming to be normal instead… – normal and satisfied.

    Indeed, for a rather large number of people (AFAIK the entire population of Buddhists falls into this category), a fixation on being free from want (and/or desire) is central to their entire world outlook. The way I see it, such people refuse to be happy in order to avoid being unhappy. 😐

    I prefer to own my desires. I savor the saliva dripping from my teeth as I bite into a delicious meal. I let my eyes curl and roll over each and every curve in a beautiful woman’s body. I drink profusely the words of wisdom that fall from the lips of wise intellectuals.

    But I do not stop there – why should I stop? I desire, and I also express my desires.

    I do not doubt that others enjoy not only being desirable but also actually being desired. Why should I refuse to give others such satisfaction?

    Some may view this as a power struggle, but I see it as embracing my own passions. And here, finally – perhaps – you may begin to grasp why it is so important for me that people express their own ideas in an authentic manner. Painting a picture of yourself on someone else’s website is of no interest to me. You might be able to create a wonderful image, but that image has no true blood flowing throughout the real flesh of reality… – it is plain and simple fake, inauthentic. It may be big data, but it doesn’t interest me in the slightest.

    I want you to own your own ideas. If you don’t own them – if you just give them away to some big media company – then that means I feel unwilling and/or unable to desire you.

     
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    feedwordpress 20:44:30 on 2014/02/20 Permalink
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    Transcending Textual Materialism 

    Of course my writing is linked — there are relationships between my ideas, whether I am aware of them or not, whether or not I explicate such relations as I write down my thoughts.

    Hence, it is not at all surprising that there are links and relationships between “Life Mashups: Business + Love” and “I probably care more about the role of my life in my environment than I care about most other people in the world“, and also between these two and “Love, Life, Relationships, Links and Language“.

    Once a text has been written, it becomes externalized from the author — and so I can look at such texts as a reader, they can be parsed as a computer program can be executed, analyzed, measured, evaluated as little bits of information (and there you may notice a link / relationship between this post — as I do, as I am presently writing it — and “Little Bitty Digital Fantasy“).

    More and more, our economy is based on material objects — whether tools, resources, or ideas formulated as computer algorithms, chemical formulas or as written expressions (“natural language” texts). These are things that can be performed, executed, processed, etc.

    But we humans are alive, we breathe, our hearts beat loudly or softly, depending on our passions, we become ecstatic, depressed, we may be healthy or sick, and all of these things are tremendously important to us… — probably even much more so than the truth or falsehood of a mathematical statement or statistical formula.

    If some scientific theory doesn’t describe an actual human, then we must fix the theory, not the human.

     
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    feedwordpress 20:44:30 on 2014/02/20 Permalink
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    Transcending Textual Materialism 

    Of course my writing is linked — there are relationships between my ideas, whether I am aware of them or not, whether or not I explicate such relations as I write down my thoughts.

    Hence, it is not at all surprising that there are links and relationships between “Life Mashups: Business + Love” and “I probably care more about the role of my life in my environment than I care about most other people in the world“, and also between these two and “Love, Life, Relationships, Links and Language“.

    Once a text has been written, it becomes externalized from the author — and so I can look at such texts as a reader, they can be parsed as a computer program can be executed, analyzed, measured, evaluated as little bits of information (and there you may notice a link / relationship between this post — as I do, as I am presently writing it — and “Little Bitty Digital Fantasy“).

    More and more, our economy is based on material objects — whether tools, resources, or ideas formulated as computer algorithms, chemical formulas or as written expressions (“natural language” texts). These are things that can be performed, executed, processed, etc.

    But we humans are alive, we breathe, our hearts beat loudly or softly, depending on our passions, we become ecstatic, depressed, we may be healthy or sick, and all of these things are tremendously important to us… — probably even much more so than the truth or falsehood of a mathematical statement or statistical formula.

    If some scientific theory doesn’t describe an actual human, then we must fix the theory, not the human.

     
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    feedwordpress 16:58:04 on 2014/02/20 Permalink
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    Life Mashups: Business + Love 

    Yesterday’s acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook (and the subsequent reporting about the 19 billion dollar deal) has underscored something I have been thinking about a lot lately.

    Most people have 2 distinctly separated compartments in which they live out their lives: work and play, or maybe they call it business and family… — they have career goals and life goals. Very few people talk about enthusiasm or love, but such passions permeate every minute of every day.

    People are very happy loving others irrationally, but when it’s a matter of business, work, jobs, etc. then they expect mathematically precise logical analysis (however: such expectations are usually relaxed at the executive level — anyone who asks a CEO “why?” can expect to be unemployed in short shrift).

    As “tech companies” such as Facebook acquire companies with huge databases of highly irrational and often incoherent data, the question of “why?” — and also of “how?” (as in: “how to make sense of this mixed-up confusion?”) — poses itself.

    Another question that could be asked, though, is: Why do we separate and compartmentalize our lives this way at all? Yet I would advise investors not to hold their breath waiting for an answer to that one. ;)

     
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