This statement is so flat, that I have to ask if you are trolling. Its kind of like saying "if you ever find yourself idolizing sober lifestyles, remember one of the main motivations for drug innovation is the fact (not opinion, fact) that being sober sucks"
Love gives room for another to give it their all and loves them even in failure.
Having too much money means that there are very few situations where it’s possible to give it your all and denies yourself the vulnerability necessary for love.
Not allowing enough space is similar in that the other needs to fully put themselves and ONLY themselves on the line. Otherwise there’s always an excuse.
You have to be able to fail with no excuses.
"Anyhow, that’s the setup. We’ll dive in next time."
was cliffhanger at the end of the 2015 piece "The Boydian Dialectic"
boost to peer-pressure (acylote-pressure?) Venkat into finally publishing the follow up ☯
I came across them through Core Energetics, a descendants of Reichian Body-Psychotherapy, in case somebody is interested ask me more. (Eva Pierrakos was the medium for the Pathwork lectures, her husband John Pierrakos a disciple of Reich and founder of Core Energetics, they incorporated each other but somehow the two systems didn't completely merge).
A corpus of lectures that contain a comprehensive synthesis of depth-psychology and spirituality. They are availiable for free online (https://pathwork.org/lecture-categories/pathwork-lectures-1996-ed/)
I have gained a lot from reading them contemplatively.
Kind of the antithesis to the current "just meditate your way out of the pain" mentality of pop-mindfulness. It pays to suspend judgment of the New Age vibe and read a few of them. Maybe just pick a title that speaks to you instead of going chronologically.
"One of the great milestones on the road to maturity is the ability to give up being special or grandiose and to accept yourself as being average, living an average life. If you can derive happiness out of the ordinary and out of being ordinary, then you have truly come a long way. If you do accept yourself and life in that way, you will no longer have to whip yourself into perfection." - The Pathwork Lectures.
i have been having my eyes on VSM, but didnt delve very deep. would be happy to check out anything you produce and provide feedback!
Great Transition Ideas
you forgot marketing/propaganda ;)
Sounds like meritocratic-libertarian abundance: "Everybody can make it, its all there for the taking."
I was thinking about win-win abundance: "The more you give, the more there is for everybody."
We can use the principles and patterns underlying stable, healthy, and sustainable
living systems as a model for economic-system design.
The descriptions of the ideologies with their threats and gifts made sense to me.
Then I started to think about the axes (I had studied https://www.slideshare.net/vgururao/death-and-taxes-45147682/9-6 a while ago).
I do not understand why progressivism ended up where it did. I went back to look at the slide deck and now i understand it even less, as it is clear there that it is the "shitty quadrant".
For example I would think that one underlying principle behind Sharing is Abundance, the opposite of Scarcity.
I will also be there :) ill try to find you!
Algorithms that return “fruit”
I also like to think of programming as garden tending :)
Ways how this metaphor applies in my opinion:
Constant tending, weeding and growing of the code base.
Planting and nurturing of the operative infrastructure and tooling.
Ecosystem thinking with regard to language and dependencies.
Your data as fruit prompt made me think of beautiful "juicy" PDF exports/reports that are consumed by humans.
PDFs are also an inedible skin for computers :D
Algorithms that return “fruit”
I wonder if there’s a method of programming that returns data as “fruit”. The part you want to “eat” is surrounded by inedible skin or thorns.
That is, are they any benefits of removing the constraint of having clean interoperable data.
Is there a way of programming that is less factory design and more garden tending?
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