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This Tool called Language

Postby Sabina » Sun May 16, 2010 3:38 pm

Language is a tool, as Ryan nicely explained in Words & Language. This tool has a specific purpose: communication. Communication can be life-altering, its effect can be monumental and epic, or it can be as insignificant, as benign as bla bla.
Some people are talkers, some people are doers, some are both, some are neither!!



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    If the world that we are forced to accept is false and nothing is true,
    then everything is possible.
    On the way to discovering what we love, we will find everything we hate,
    everything that blocks our path to what we desire.
    The comfort will never be comfortable for those who seek what is not on the market.
    A systematic questioning of the idea of happiness.
    We'll cut the vocal chords of every empowered speaker.
    We'll yank the social symbols through the looking glass. We'll devalue society's currency.
    To confront the familiar.
    Society is a fraud so complete and venal...
    that it demands to be destroyed beyond the power of memory to recall its existence.
    Where there's fire, we will carry gasoline.
    Interrupt the continuum of everyday experience...
    and all the normal expectations that go with it.
    To live as if something actually depended on one's actions.
    To rupture the spell of the ideology of the commodified consumer society...
    so that our oppressed desires of a more authentic nature can come forward.
    To demonstrate the contrast between what life presently is and what it could be.
    To immerse ourselves in the oblivion of actions and know we're making it happen.
    There will be an intensity never before known in everyday life...
    to exchange love and hate, life and death,
    terror and redemption, repulsions and attractions.
    An affirmation of freedom so reckless and unqualified,
    that it amounts to a total denial of every kind of restraint and limitation.
    - Hey, old man, what you doing up there? - I'm not sure.
    You need any help getting down, sir?
    No, I don't think so.
    Stupid bastard.
    No worse than us. He's all action and no theory.
    We're all theory and no actions.
"Whether You believe you can, or you can't, you are right."
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Re: This Tool called Language

Postby mirjana » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:41 am

"No worse than us. He's all action and no theory.
We're all theory and no actions."

Young people in this video are representatives for the theory (like collecting theory in order to make a true step) and the old man for the action (confused what does this action really means or brings).

Do you know anybody with well balanced action and theory?
If there is no balance between them, what is better, to be all action or to be all theory?
If this life primary serves us to gather experiences, what between the two serves this better?
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Re: This Tool called Language

Postby Sabina » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:30 pm

mirjana wrote:Do you know anybody with well balanced action and theory?

Yes.

mirjana wrote: If there is no balance between them, what is better, to be all action or to be all theory?

Neither. Both extremes are detrimental.

mirjana wrote:If this life primary serves us to gather experiences, what between the two serves this better?

Well, action serves the gathering of experiences, but without theory, so without the mind, these would be mindless actions, and there would also not be any learning process, which defeats the primary purpose of "experience".
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Re: This Tool called Language

Postby mirjana » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:19 pm

Sabina wrote:...Well, action serves the gathering of experiences, but without theory, so without the mind, these would be mindless actions, and there would also not be any learning process, which defeats the primary purpose of "experience".
cording to that, heart guides our action.

I like your answers, thank you.
I think that motivation activates our mind and action is then guided with a heart. In my life, quite nice number of actions was based on intuition. Where does it fit according to this model of action and theory?
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