Ordered environment, ordered mind
All hard lines are abstractions
Following John Rawls, I stepped behind a veil, and thought about the world I would freely choose to live in. What was the ideal my complaints contrasted reality with? What world would be perfect for me? Following XXX, I imagined infinite distinct cosmic realities, and with surety that one among them, if not many more, were more perfect for me than my own I began to imagine that world, that platonic ideal of a world that I would optimally choose to participate in.
We should know what we want. We should be practiced in knowing the kind of world we would select.
Its vision we lack. We must free our imaginations from entertainment, so that we can imagine better lives, better worlds.
Entertainment has taken more from us that it has given back. It must be moderated, so that it is beneficial.
Free up your time, free up your mind, and your creative energies, practice and soon you will have a vision of how things "should" be, and some of it you might find a way to realize.
We should know what we want.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ordered environment, ordered mind
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
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Friday, February 17, 2017
I don’t know how to tell you about this place. I’m not sure where to begin, or how to introduce you to what we found. It started out like a normal tourist vacation, nice hotel, a few days of walking around taking pictures. It started out that way, but it quickly started to become a different sort of trip.
I have to start somewhere, so the beginning will do. I’ll walk you along as we did, or something close to it. I want you to be happy for us, so please keep in mind how practical your father is, and how skeptical I am. Keep judgments from forming, while I introduce you to the subject matter. Hold your judgments, and listen for a while. I’m asking this of you, for my sake (k).
Posted by Extra Gravy at 09:55
Monday, February 06, 2017
Let your media age a little, before consumption. After a year or so good movies, TV, and music will still be good, but the bad media will be more obviously bad and therefore much easier to identify and avoid. Likewise good media becomes easier to discover after time has passed, since many professionals and enthused amateurs provide reviews, critiques, and favorite lists in a dizzying variety. These are resources aiding our selection of a past vintage, helping us to have a higher quality media experience.
A simple habit of avoiding green-media, aged less than a year, coupled with the thoughtful selection of proven and aged media content will increase your pleasure from these experiences, and decrease your pain.
Considering a movie? Look at its release date. If its got at least a year under its belt it will be reviewed sufficiently to inform your selection.
If you have the feeling that there is nothing good to watch, parse this feeling and notice if you really mean, there is nothing new to watch. There is a deep pool of high quality movies to watch once you are free of the tyranny of the new. And given the decades of production behind us, you likely have barely scratched the surface of the obviously good stuff, let alone begun to dig down into your own unique tastes and appreciations.
Free yourself from the tyranny of the new, avoid green media, and improve your experience.
Posted by Extra Gravy at 15:49