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  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 83 blocks • 30 minutes ago
4/12/18: Brian Eno on Art as Community Practice
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Peak experiences such as moments of insight or epiphany are often followed by plateaus. Such insights can fade quickly without the presence of a ‘‘scaffolding’’ for the learning process to assist with making meaning of the unfamiliar experience, such as: (1) having a language and cultural context for the experience; (2) having supportive like-minded community, including contact with more experienced practitioners (also necessary for ego development); (3) encountering or intentionally placing daily reminders of the experience in one’s environment, which in NLP are called anchors; (4) continuing to access similar teachings; or (5) expressing the insight through art, writing or other action (using the sensual alpha brain wave state as a bridge from deep subliminal theta experience to everyday mind beta experience). (Hartman & Zimberoff, 2008, p.38)

Added by Chad Mazzola
Updated 18 days ago
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Updated 20 days ago

Whereas public intellectuals like Noam Chomsky or Martha Nussbaum are skeptical and analytical, thought leaders like Thomas Friedman and Sheryl Sandberg “develop their own singular lens to explain the world, and then proselytize that worldview to anyone within earshot.”

The Rise of the Thought Leader
Added by Chad Mazzola
Updated 26 days ago
Epistemological Pluralism and the Revaluation of the Concrete
Added by Chad Mazzola
Updated 19 days ago

Advice for Living

  • by Chad Mazzola
  • 43 blocks • 31 minutes ago
[silk] Barlow's principles of adult behaviour
Added by Chad Mazzola
Updated 7 days ago

“If there is such a thing as a universal criterion for ‘the good life,’ a comfort we would all aspire to, then it must be the sense of social proximity. It must be the sense of being acknowledged and recognized, of being included and intimate with others, no matter what. It is being safe, the ultimate prize and the ultimate refuge.”

— Philippe Rochat, Others in Mind

Philippe Rochat
Added by Chad Mazzola
Updated 14 days ago

‘Thus it can be seen that mental health is based on a certain degree of tension, the tension between what one has already achieved and what one still ought to accomplish, or the gap between what one is and what one should become. Such a tension is inherent in the human being and therefore is indispensable to mental well-being. We should not, then, be hesitant about challenging man with a potential meaning for him to fulfill. It is only thus that we evoke his will to meaning from its state of latency. I consider it a dangerous misconception of mental hygiene to assume that what man needs in the first place is equilibrium or, as it is called in biology, “homeostasis,” i.e., a tensionless state. What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.’

— Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl
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Updated 31 minutes ago

“One secret is his three-mile daily walk with Sandy; another is that though he used to smoke, he has never been a big eater or drinker. Mainly, though, he puts it down to a lifetime spent doing whatever has taken his fancy: ‘Live life as an independent! Never have a boss.’”

James Lovelock
Added by Chad Mazzola
Updated 28 days ago

“If the human condition is viewed as a joke – something ludicrous, and necessarily marred by imperfection – then it makes sense to stop trying to treat it like a puzzle with some sort of clever solution. Perhaps it would instead be more appropriate simply to linger in the presence of that incongruous gap between the way the world actually is and the way we wish it to be, staring into the abyss with fearless amusement. In so doing, nihilists might extract pleasure from a situation that would otherwise only bring frustration and pain.”

In Defense of Humorous Nihilism
Added by Chad Mazzola
Updated 28 days ago