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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

There is no one, no time or space, no causality or agency, no life or death, no purpose or meaning. The Indigenous Origins of Sign Language: A fascinating history of the uses of sign languages. Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization's End

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

The “quantified self” will give way to the “qualified self” and ultimately to the “connected self” as we begin to define ourselves not merely by simple measures of ethnicity, language, religion and culture, but through thousands of shared experiences, affinities, and inclinations.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

All civilizations end, and a study of them shows that there are usually two precursors to their collapse: widespread cultural acedia , and then a period of chaos. This is cultural acedia. the need for meaning and purpose in one’s life, including meaningful work.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. Is Civilization a Wetiko Culture?:

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

If not to relate information, tell a story, get clarity (ie learn), reassure, show affection, or entertain, what purpose does real, collaborative, interactive, iterative conversation serve? Our Culture / OurselvesThis is the first part of a two-part article.

2018 74

Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

But when the necessary attributes for effective conversation are not present, or when the objective of talking is not one of these four purposes, I would argue that talking is pretty much a waste of time, and silence would be a better prescription. What purpose does any of it serve?

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

The apparent character or body continues to behave seemingly exactly as it did before, based on its embodied and cultural conditioning. There is only ‘this’, no thing apart, nothing separate, no time or space, no purpose or meaning, no life or death. image from Pixabay, CC0.

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How to Save the World

You come to believe in your capacity to shape your life, and that it has a trajectory and a purpose and a meaning, that it and everything has a beginning and end, a ‘progressing’ ever forward in time, only to smash into the bitter rocks of death just as wisdom is dawning.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: When we live in an insane culture, we should not be surprised at what it wreaks. talk — to commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose.

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