1,273 Best Life Lessons from 2020

– told to Mark Manson

We sure learned a lot about ourselves.

“Adversity seems to bring out not necessarily the worst in people, but the essence of people. In my months working in retail through the pandemic, I’ve noticed my cranky customers get even meaner. The pleasant customers have gotten more friendly, understanding and compassionate towards our challenges. The generous ones have been leaving even bigger tips than before this whole thing started. The creative, optimistic business owners on my block have gotten more creative to survive while the businesses that were already failing have chosen to blame everyone else for their failing business.” — Jim

Source: 1,273 People Share Their Best Life Lessons from 2020

 

hadet – det modsatte af døden

Judith Herman skriver at et barn i en afhængighedsrelation til en krænker, er tvunget til at påtage sig krænkerens aggression for at undgå total eksistensudslettelse, så siger barnet “jeg er også et ondt barn” så siger barnet “jeg har fortjent det” så hader barnet sig selv og hadet er så det modsatte af døden

kilde: » PEN: Månedens Essay

Ikigai

– som handling, som tanke

Ikigai (生き甲斐) betyder groft oversat “at leve med formål”. Dét er en handling.

Internettet har altid travlt med at synliggøre og dele informationer ved at bryde begreber ned. Jeg gør det selv. Men snarere end underordnende værdier, der afføder handling, reduceres ikigai gennem vestlig analyse til overordnede værdier der skal afføde handling, hvilket gør modstanden fra livet og oververden til et spørgsmål om at udføre korrekt snarere end funktionelt i forhold til sig selv.

Ikigai for mennesker i et kapitalistisk win-win-optaget samfund:

  • det man selv elsker at gøre
  • det man har talent for
  • det folk vil betale én for
  • det som verden behøver

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Pyrocæn. Menneskets og Ildens tid.

Den amerikanske ildhistoriker Stephen Pyne har lanceret begrebet ’pyrocæn’ som navnet på menneskehedens epoke. Og han forudser, at planeten er på vej ind i en ildtid, der kan få lige så store konsekvenser som istiden

Kilde: Forestil dig istiden – bare med ild. Det er den verden, mennesket har skabt

ILDtiden PYROCÆN [pdf]
Foto: Oliveira de Frades
tekst: Mikkel Vuorela

Kan du sige “antropomorfisere”?

Hvis du kan, er du blandt et voksende antal.

Det betyder “at menneskeliggøre”.

Har du nogen sinde set naturprogrammer, hvor dyrene eller planterne eller naturfænomenerne tillægges menneskelige egenskaber, følelser, intentioner, forståelse, tilbliven osv.? Det er meget almindeligt at høre speakeren sige: “Og når den så har spist, vender aben tilbage til sin hyggelige hule”.

Et dyr er ikke et menneske, og selvom vi kan observere, at visse dyr f.eks. synes at underholde sig selv og drille artsfæller på en måde, der minder om menneskelig adfærd, betyder det ikke, at dyr kan have samme ansvar for deres overordnede eksistens som vi for vores. Allerhøjst kan vi udlede nogle ting omkring forløsning af energi gennem “leg”, som vi og visse dyr måske har til fælles.

Slappe narrativer, hvor observationer af naturen antropomorfiseres uden grund i videnskaben, har den uheldige virkning at tilskuere – snarere end at komme tæt på menneskers afhængighedsforhold til Naturen – skubbes “den anden vej”, tilbage til at bekræfte en meget gammel fordom om mennesker som mere værd end klodens andre arter og naturen som helhed. Continue reading “Kan du sige “antropomorfisere”?”

Why Are We Here On This Planet?

A question that begs answering.

Everything to humans is language.

WHY – the ability to distinguish and care about future outcome, ie. weigh memories and desires, is one mark of a highly functional survival instinct

ARE – the re-affirmation of the concept of historical plurality implies both trust in the pattern of plurality as stable system AND conscious will for it to remain so.

WE – relating to your own species in terms of self including plurality marks you as a sensitive and caring individual capable of existing as individual in a community

HERE – the spacial destinction, whether it springs from accurate astronomy or not, implies a great sense of identity, ie. Me vs. Not-Me, which by way of physical identification contains the unconditionality of existential loneliness that has often been described as a Human Driving Force towards mergence into safe communality

ON – a subset of “here”, but by implication the demonstration of astronomical awareness, and as such an underlining of trust in the existance of the human form and its difference from everything not human

THIS – another subset of “here”, but easily the essence of the totality of the question, showing the capacity for projected thought that shines the light on what is and the functionality of what is, which marks the clear distinction between simple survival AND creating life

PLANET – a word simultaneously describing the concept of “rock existing in nothingness, preferably with the ability to sustain life, preferably human life, but not necessarily”, AND the mental understanding of the totality of the human habitat with all of its complexity and challanges. Used in this context it also implies an uncertainty of “home”, ie. “possibly we can do so much better for our selves that Earth as “home” for all humans becomes a natural thing”.

And all put together it forms an image of self aware existance capable of projecting itself to a future of better conditions for all members of its species. Emphatically speaking this projection is its own fuel, and the simple frasing of the question nothing but the hose that goes into the tank: Don’t expect the question answered by anyone but yourself, but always keep it warm and in the spotlight.

Sense8 – SUPER-FORFØRENDE

The series which belongs to the genre of science fiction is described as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” which was conceived by the showrunners “after a late night conversation about the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us”.

Hvis man forestiller sig, at alle mennesker har noget til fælles: Trangen til at være sammen. I små og store grupper, men sammen.

Og man som instruktør og manuskriptforfatter spørger, hvad der kan opveje en gruppeeksklusion fra normalsamfundet.

Og svaret så lyder: Det skal være noget, som er Continue reading “Sense8 – SUPER-FORFØRENDE”

ODD – sygeliggørelse af naturlig opposition mod overgreb!

Non-konformitet og fritænkning som mental lidelse!

Ifølge NordAmerikanske psykiateres nyeste udgave af DSM-IV (den Diagnostiske og Statistiske Manual for Mentale Forstyrrelser, som psykiatere og medicinalindustrien efterlever som standard) er non-konformitet og fritænkning en mental lidelse! Continue reading “ODD – sygeliggørelse af naturlig opposition mod overgreb!”

noter om salg [limbo for begyndere]

Min person er varen, jeg faldbyder og sælger.

limboAt sælge sig selv er en nødvendighed for det allerstørste flertal i Danmark – hvad enten man er lønarbejder, selvstændig, kunstner eller forsørget: Med undtagelse af barmhjertighedshandlinger er overlevelsen betinget af evne til at kunne faldbyde sig på den rette måde. Continue reading “noter om salg [limbo for begyndere]”

thelistserve – here winning means sharing

What would you say, if you had the ears of 1 million people, and only one go?

What would be your message, if you had the ears of 1 million people?

Hook up to thelistserve and receive 1 mail every day from one person on the listserve mailing list chosen in a random lottery to be the one to share their life and meaning.

One day it could be you.

On the listserve website you can enter your email to participate, see the number of participants from your own country and all the rest of the countries in the world, as well as read about the project – but it’s really quite simple.

Let me share the message from yesterday’s winner: Continue reading “thelistserve – here winning means sharing”