in order to achieve greater depths in our understanding of self and the world around us, we must create more space in our lives for reflection to happen, because it’s only in reflection are we able to see the nuance in our experiences.
Take care of yourself and know your goals, your limits, and your boundaries to creating the type of space you want to exist in. Find your voice by tuning into what you’re thinking and feeling, and by finding a space where you can try things out. Lean into that developing voice and, more importantly, into the world around you.
Characteristics of a futurist. Believes in transdisciplinary approaches and solutions to complex systems that are seen as challenges in future.
Can complexity be solved by a return to minimalism or pre-modern conditions? Or do futurists believe that complex systems require excess or excessive solutions (material or epistemic). I wonder whether a futurist aesthetic is oppositional to something like a mid-century aesthetic. Futurists seem to acknowledge the messiness to come, but I wonder whether the solutions have to be as messy or excessive. I want a bed to be a bed. Or a phone to be a phone. But conditions are such that both exceed their original function. But if a phone were to be a phone again, wouldn’t that solve some of the challenges we are facing today and will face in the future? A less distracted and overwhelmed population, for example.