Imperative observations.

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John Clive Ward. Courtesy of Wikipedia.


“Almost all the serious achievements are simple in principle
the ideas must be sufficiently simple”
John Clive Ward.

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Words are of no consequence unless there is a mutual connection of real meaning between the conveyor of words toward the receiver, in whatever form they are presented.

Ernst von Glasersfeld. Courtesy of Google Images.

Ernst von Glasersfeld. Courtesy of Christian Michelides via Creative Commons. .

.. in spite of the fact that it often feels as though the meaning of words and sentences were conveyed to us by the sounds of speech or the signs on a printed page, It is easy to show that meanings do not travel through space and must under all circumstances be constructed in the head of the language users. Ernst von Glasersfeld, 2001

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All principles in language can only be fully translated within their interdependent reality. Their factual existence provides constant and creative connections to be applied to our human functionality. The evidence of ‘mutual harmony’ can be experienced in the collective performance of musicians in an orchestra.

Ernst von Glasersfeld. Courtesy of Google Images.

Ernst von Glasersfeld. Courtesy of Christian Michelides via Creative Commons. .

What we call knowledge does not and cannot have the purpose of producing representations of an independent reality, but instead has an adaptive function.         Ernst von Glasersfeld, 2001

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Appearance and reality through our sensory receptors are in equivalence in Time. It is the process which makes sense of the world we live in.
It is because of that, that our natural commonality, with all of its differences, function in a rational way. It identifies the reason necessary for continuity. New knowledge progresses our relationship to reality, and its appearance.

Bertrand Russell. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Bertrand Russell.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The painter has to unlearn the habit of thinking that things seem to have the colour which common sense says they ‘really’ have, and to learn the habit of seeing things as they appear. Here we have already the beginning of one of the distinctions that cause most trouble in philosophy–the distinction between ‘appearance’ and ‘reality,’ between what things seem to be and what they are. The painter wants to know what things seem to be, the practical man and the philosopher want to know what they are; but the philosopher’s wish to know this is stronger than the practical man’s, and is more troubled by knowledge as to the difficulties of answering the question. Bertrand Russell.

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There is a sense of purpose in connecting to any simple standard of proof, a proof that provides sustenance to life. That is always a basic measure of the reason that surrounds our commonality. 


Courtesy of Wikiquote.org

Courtesy of Wikiquote.org

                                                                                                                            ” Learning to see the structures within which we operate begins a process of freeing ourselves from previously unseen forces and ultimately mastering the ability to work with them and change them”.

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We have a fundamental obligation to include the lessons of history, and the recognition of each generational contribution. We  are all here because of them. 

Clarence Thomas. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Clarence Thomas.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road, becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy. Clarence Thomas (b.june 23 1948)

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All life, all knowledge, depends on external sources.

Simone de Beauvoir. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Simone de Beauvoir.
Courtesy of Wikipedia.

‘The individual is defined only by his relationship to the world and to other individuals, he exists only by transcending himself, and his freedom can be achieved only through the freedom of others. Simone de Beauvoir.

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No form of life can be separate, or separated from its particular experience. Therein lies the uniqueness of individuality in the presence of other individuals.

Whoops! That means you and me.

Check out experience on “Definition and more” via Google. You’ll want to keep it!

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Climate change reports abound on the Net – take your pick via Google. Could we could start by repairing the damage to Mother Earth. That might give us the moral right to explore, or inhabit other planets. As we are, would the Universe make us welcome?

Photography donated by Heather I. 2015.

Photography courtesy of Heather I. 2015.

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Language interaction without dichotomies defines itself.

Larry Ellison. Courtesy of Flickr Photo Sharing.

Larry Ellison.
Courtesy of Flickr Photo Sharing.

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts. Larry Ellison.

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All balance in Nature defines our existence. 

William Blake. Courtesy of notable-quotes.com.

William Blake.
Courtesy of notable-quotes.com.

                                                                                                                                                                    

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Pure knowledge is an experience of principles (Archimedes et al).

TS Eliot. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

TS Eliot.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

   ‘Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute and yet is relative, in that it somehow always goes beyond itself, yet never escapes itself.’ T S Eliot

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There is a sense of purpose in connecting to any simple standard of proof, a proof that provides sustenance to life. That is always a basic measure of the reason that surrounds our commonality.

Thomas Merton. Courtesy of Google Images.

Thomas Merton.
Courtesy of Google “free to use”Images”.

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.                           Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968)

 

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Relativity can only exist within the spectrum of that which is its source, the principle of that which is true.
Our thirst for basic knowledge that conforms to and supports our commonality, becomes an essential ingredient in the process of creating co-operative cultures that rejoice in our differences, and make good use of those differences. Cultures that are interdependent, and support our continuity.

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elativity must replace absolutism in the realm of morals as well as in the spheres of physics and biology. This of course does not involve the denial of the principle of continuity in human affairs. Nor does it mean that each generation must repudiate the system of values of its predecessors. It does mean, however, that no such system is permanent; that it will have to change and grow in response to experience                                                                                                                    .American Association of School Administrators, Yearbook, Vol. X (1932), Character Education, Ch. 1 : Analysis of American Life from the Viewpoint of Character Education, p.11

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Our interdependence is constantly shown by the multiplicity of languages we use to communicate. Each interpretation must find equivalence in real meaning to prove its universal use. When that activity is processed objectively it will inevitably heighten our awareness of our mutual dependence.

Niel's Bohr. Courtesy of Google Images.

Niel’s Bohr.
Courtesy of Google “free to use images. Images.

                                                                                                                                          What is it that we humans depend on? We depend on our words… Our task is to communicate experience and ideas to others. We must strive continually to extend the scope of our description, but in such a way that our messages do not thereby lose their objective or unambiguous character … We are suspended in language in such a way that we cannot say what is up and what is down. The word “reality” is also a word, a word which we must learn to use correctly.                                                                                         Niels Bohr.Quoted in Philosophy of Science Vol. 37 (1934), p. 157, and in The Truth of Science : Physical Theories and Reality.

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 All natural law provides evidence of certainty.

Aldous Huxley. Courtesy of Google Images.

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Aldous Huxley 1927.

Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born – the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people’s experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.
– Aldous Huxley. 

                                                                 

 

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 Our spectrum of ideals, absolutes or principles, provide the present and timely condition of our interdependent relationship to the reality within which we all exist.

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Photography by Heather I 2015.

“Does something which exists on the edge have no true relevance to the stable center, or does it, by being on the edge, become a part of the edge and shape?”

    Lucy Grealy.  

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The shadows move
Lost in confusion
Lost in despair
  Imagination shrouds the real
Looking back
Looking forward
Is this the Centre?
Bridie.

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The question ‘who are we’ is only understood in our union with each other, and ‘what is’.The paradox is that there never is any separation. Separation is a mythical non-existent.
The principles that are human necessities have continuous expansion properties that as humans we are privileged to assist in their propagation. We use these fundamental principles to ensure continuity.
To maintain coherence and consistency our source is centered in the principles and factors that we have interpreted from our association with Nature, and Reality.

Oliver Wendell Holmes. Courtesy of Google Images.

Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Courtesy of Google “free to use” Images.

Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal.

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The acceptance and recognition of our universal commonality should be paramount in all educational disciplines. It is the dissemination of the creative knowledge of all cultures that essentially form the nexus of civilized societies. Integrated interest of the measures that sustain all life offers us the best chance of survival.

Margaret Mead 1972.Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Margaret Mead 1972.Courtesy of Wikipedia.

‘Envy of the  male role can come as much from an undervaluation
of the role of wife and mother, as from an overvaluation of the public
aspects of achievement that have been reserved for men.’
Margaret Mead.

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All matter occupies its own exact share of space. No more – no less.

William James. .Courtesy of Google Images.

William James. .Courtesy of Google “free to use” Images.

   

“Objective evidence and certitude are doubtless very fine ideals to play with, but where on this moonlit and dream visited planet are they found”.
“The Will to Believe” William James 1842-1910. 

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Awareness of true principles connects us with reality and common  sense.

Soren Kierkegaard. Courtesy of Wikimedia.

Soren Kierkegaard.
Courtesy of Wikimedia.

     
“The crucial thing is to find a truth which is  truth for me,
to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die for”.
Soren Kierkegaard (1815=1855 Existentialist)

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True experience is not a personal determinate. It only comes when there is a collision of consciousness between the external and internal principles.

David Bohm.Courtesy of Wikipedia.

David Bohm.Courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness.

David Bohm: Citation from Brainy quotes.

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 The value of constant interdependence establishes stability.

Mahatma Ghandi. Courtesy of Google.

Mahatma Gandhi.
Courtesy of Google “free to use”Images.

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.

Mahatma Gandhi

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  There is no alternative but to move forward.  

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Albert Einstein. Courtesy of Google “free to use” Images.

 “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein       

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 Primitive and instinctive forms of dependency go through a transformative evolutionary process where knowledge of the principle develops accordingly. The symbiosis formed between the person and the society, creates a natural bond that allows mutual freedom to be expressed without any loss to each characteristic, or their integrity. The activities mutually shared carry with them an equally mutual respect.

To grow with the knowledge of the nature of natural dependency, paradoxically allows us the freedom to discard misguided concepts of independence. We therefore can live realistically within the ambit of everything we are dependent on, and pay attention to all the benefits we share.
With personal and collective action we evidently use those benefits to progressively improve their utility. That form of reality needs no justification. There is a fundamental need to grasp simple common-sense essentials.

Josh Billings. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Josh Billings. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

Josh Billings 1865.

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