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Buzz Submitted by : Ali Anani PhD

Buzz: Common Sense That Has No Sense

Ali Anani looks at logic and sense relationship while questioning a popular quote by Carl Jung

Ali Anani began his buzz with a Carl Jung quote, which he challenged and the result was a different lens to look at lens between the swinging pendulum of logic and sense.

Immediately I too was chopping at the Jung quote.  My first disappointment was that though this quote has been quoted by so many people, I did not find one instance online which attributed the actual source of this quote.  The internet is famous for both misattribution of quotes and using quotes out of context.  That is why it was important for me to know where Jung actually said this, so I could read the actual context that Jung was referencing. 

The reality of interpretation is the same one that I heard from singer Joni Mitchell in an audience with her fans.  As fans poured forth the meaning of her songs, Mitchell asserted that as a song-writer all of the meanings her fan prescribed were not what she had in mind, she acknowledged the sense-making of her fans but did not fuel those meanings.  The same encounter happened with John Lennon meeting a homeless man who began to tell Lennon the meaning of his songs, Lennon replied honestly in this clip :


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CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #6

#16
It means a lot to me to see you active again on beBee Melissa - there was a moment last year when Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I contemplated the return of a great spirit and these moments are a felt-experience because we know what we notice. I do think that we need to look at the word "revolution" and the word "spin" and see how one has continually been connected to other - and yet what is contained under our skin is a biological miracle and for sure as we evolve in our own skin, and the quality of our homes, and from there kindred spirits and somewhere along the line, our societal system gets to mess with that, rather than let life be. I am more akin, as a result, to give the word "evolution" a chance - and I hope we can find peace in that nurture. Our regards also focus upon those with difficulties and Aaron Skogen 's recent post about him helping Haitians brings that home. There are plenty of people in this world of ours without any personal brand but with massive amounts of humanity and this is the greatest blessing of all, to know the good that is within people that we are among. The kind of people Aaron brought water to, and tomorrow at my Saturday speakers club I hope to a listen to an international student speak, her name is Christelle, she is from Haiti and she is Christelle - who happens to be from Haiti. Sometimes we forget the reality of this knowing because the pull on our attention can draw our senses away rather than closer to what matters and where life is actually lived. Sometimes a difficult challenge gets in the way of what matters and then we can pray those have the strength to battle thorough. We can each think the best, do the best and live according to our humanity.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #5

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Dear Gert [ Gert Scholtz the chief gift of life is what we have inside of us and what we have inside of us contain answers unique to who we are. This takes me to an idea of image and being which I will try to articulate later on today as another buzz. Our senses can bombard us with answers rather than liberate natural answers within, and to develop extraordinary sense must accompany an inner sense of freedom. I am thinking even if the world outside of us isn't free, what we take in and what flows out of us depends on the quality we nurture within. I think all of us don't give ourselves the permission to be. Why seek revolution in society when we have not sought evolution within ourselves?

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #4

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There are two things that is worth thinking about What is the difference between wanting to get rid of something and things falling away because they no longer serve a purpose or way The other is self-awareness - is it a trying or a becoming? Ultimately for me self-awareness is arriving to a point where we would never go back to the old way of thinking, because it is obsolete because we have learned to see. At the same time we have to be excessively kind to ourselves because self-awareness as a learning may trigger regret.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #3

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Yes, Laurent, I can see how refraction can take us to a place that is creative instead of an inevitable end destination called idealism. On thinking about this our inability to refract probably is more responsible for bringing us to dead ends. I can see how that opens rather than closes possibility. Refraction is a great suggestion in terms of discovering our own extraordinary sense. Just when we head off in a far more creative direction, the paradox is critical thinking, questioning why we refracted. If we are not reflective about this we get stuck, but if we can be reflective - we make creative and critical a catalyst to each other - allowing our right brain freedom and our left brain control. Ultimately the question becomes, what would this change, and one thing it should change is that if we cannot coexist in our own contradictory mind, how do we expect to coexist in the world=at-large?

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #2

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Siraj, learning in digital medium is a humble pursuit rather than an affirmation. I look upon learning in this space as an emergent practice i.e. no two people have the same learning pathway, just as no two people have the exact replicated DNA code. In working with digital code I see learning equivalency with our own DNA code. Instead of learning in natural ways, we have culture code dictating digital code. The digital lexicon is moving much slower than the technological taxonomy that is producing new capabilities. No wonder technologists are investing more time on the internet-of-things where computers talk to computers. Culture code is tribal. Digital code is new. DNA code is who we are and who can be because this code equals our evolution. Tribal is the past, and what is the point of being increasingly tribal when it keeps our biology in the cave?

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #1

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Dear Laurent, that "singularity of the context" is actually becoming frighteningly true, that computers are learning human action and displacing people from both blue and white collar jobs, but human action is not learning to adapt to computers. It is so absurd that some countries are now thinking of paying people to learn rather than work, The irony is that we have to teach ourselves to learn in these new digital environments and hopefully engage that which actually works, so nations start studying their own people. If nations know that there are going to be these gaps then fix the educational and work training system rather than expect success from ways and actions of people who are not aware of systemic realities or progressive/sustainable relationships. Nations have no need currently to ask or study their citizens, for even after the Trump election, the same old ways of tribal practice persist. It is frightening how many people are welcoming new technologies without a comparative shifts in mindset. For sure we have the gift of digital speed and network intelligence but are we seem too set in our old ways that we won't even learn from our kids or our grand-kids how to shape a new way of learning and working with digital properties. The singularity it might not be, but technological change is trouncing individual human change - and that represents a great amount of rework, waste and non-value add. Here I am only talking about adapting at a personal level as a digital unit of one.

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