COMMUNITY AS IDENTITY, NOT A GEOGRAPHICAL LOCALE
SHIFT FROM CONSUMER TO MEMBER
BREAKING FREE FROM DESIRING BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW — NEW STRATEGIES, NOT JUST KNOWN ONES
I’M NOT CREATING AN EXPERIENCE FOR YOU, I AM PROVIDING YOU WITH A SEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE — WE MUST ALL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF THE CREATION PROCESS
DARK SIDES — WE WILL EXPERIENCE NEW ITERATIONS OF PAIN WE MAY NOT HAVE FELT BEFORE AS A RESULT OF NEW WORLDS
FOSTERING CULTURE, OR “HORIZONTAL DEPTH” IN CULTURE CAN BE AT ODDS WITH GROWTH. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR GROWTH TO BE A GOAL?
I GUESS I HAVE TO LEARN TO CODE SO I CAN KEEP EXPANDING UPON APP INTIMACY RE: “I’D LIKE A SPOT THAT’S JUST FOR ME” — BUT ALSO AS THE WORLD EXPANDS, TURNING IN IS WHAT FEELS MOST PROGRESSIVE
COEXISTENCE WITH THIS NEW WORLD AND ITS TECHNOLOGIES VS COERCED DEPENDENCE. A SYMBIOSIS.
LONGEVITY — THE CREATION OF WORLDS YOU DO NOT REGULARLY NEED TO ESCAPE FROM
WHAT CAN WE DO, INSTEAD OF WHAT YOU CAN DO?
THE NEXT ROMANCE I WILL KNOW IS THE PROCESS OF DECODING, THE SUBTLETIES BETWEEN PURE UNDERSTANDING AND THE ENIGMATIC
THE ONBOARDING ISSUE — WE CAN DO HARD THINGS. IT IS NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT THE STEPS; WE HAVE USHERED IN OTHER ERAS AND TECHNOLOGIES, BUT TRANSLATING THEM IN A WAY, IN A CONTEXT, THAT IS BOTH CULTURALLY RESONANT AND INSPIRES EMOTIONAL AFFINITY. LET’S BREAK DOWN THE PROMISE. SEE POINT 2 AGAIN
HOW WILL YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE “HERE” IN THE NEW WORLD?
Make your friends your teachers and blend the usefulness of learning with the pleasure of conversation.
∆ Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom
Now I believe that the sole end of solitude is for one to live more at leisure and at ease by oneself.
michel de montaigne, on solitude, selected passages from the essays
“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. – bell hooks