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I know a handful of people that could benefit from this philosophy.
'n I'm lookin' right at 'em.
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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 20th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?
abmann From: abmann Date: April 20th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not necessarily. Your situation is currently unique in that you're between jobs...sort of. But you also have a lot of debt which makes it difficult to work less and still be able to pay those obligations.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 20th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods*

The owner of the gym called my office mate for a reference... she raved about how cool I was! :)
abmann From: abmann Date: April 20th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
That rocks!
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 20th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods* yeah. :)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 20th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That article hurts me in my philosohpy place with its existentialist deconstruction.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 20th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's wrong with existentialist deconstruction? The article, in general, makes interesting points about the American way of wirking.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 20th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, it assumes that wholistic extermination is metaphysically possible. The Nietche treats this issue in The Gay Science. Essentially the problem is summed up by his boat analogy. Lets assume social morality is like a sail boat on an ocean. You can take it apart all you want, but you keep rebuilding it using the same parts that you took apart. You can't wholely deconstruct it otherwise you can't build again. Then you're left drowning in an endless ocean.

Don't get me wrong, I have alot of respect for the place in moral evolution that revolutionary deconstruction serves. But I'm convinced that we are embedded in a historical continuum that will bind us to the rules of our parents and their parents parents in a connective way. We can do our own thing only to degrees and only in the mode of what we inhereted.

To be crassly blunt about my reaction to the article, to hold either the view that "I do what I want and no one can tell me otherwise" and the view "Society has rules and moral laws that need to be obeyd" are morally immature.

Historical perspectives are always interesting, but I've heard the puritan evolution thing before.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 20th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a lot of big words in there I don't understand. I'm going to assume you're beligerent.

It may be less "society" and more "corporate culture" that has these "rules." i agree with the article thata there is an underlying pressure work yourself ragged, to acheive, to get more stuff etc. I don't think it is society as a whole that constructs tese things but aspects of living in our society create these things. Would that make more sense?

I suppose this is me saying that parts create the whole rather than the whole pushing downward on us.
elenuial From: elenuial Date: April 20th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want to fight -- er, debate -- with you. If only I had time.

Maybe later, though. :)
elenuial From: elenuial Date: April 20th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
The message he is trying to convey (that life is purely personal) is too simple to be meaningful -- the advice he gives out is too personal to be useful. Systematically, what he says amounts to gestalt therapy, which is often not useful at all in terms of "putting people onto their life's purpose."

He's knows the symptom, but gets neither the problem nor cure.

I'd love to have elaborated more and discuss it meaningfully, but I'm supposed to be working right now. :p
dragonflyknight From: dragonflyknight Date: April 20th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm philosophy, i'll stick with my be a chump and bosses love you
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