Ideas emerge above the level of description, in the realm of raw imaginal stuff, and the act of attaching symbols or words to them; a ballast of semantic and semiotic material, drags them down, inevitably mis-shapen and only partially described. This effort is however required to make conceptualisations available to others, for pleasure, and for the critical purposes of dialectical exchange.
Ideally in the course of time, such attempts at definition refine and hopefully become more congruent with the original, grasped notion. These writings should be recognised as such tentative articulations, gleaned in part from intuition and observation, but also drawn from the ideas of all of the others who have attempted this same process, ideas that have happened, for whatever reason to pass through this local, noospheric sensorium.
Therefore, also included, are thoughts and intentions which have been unintentionaly corrupted or similarly misunderstood, en-route. As such, these scribblings are not to be considered as propositions of truth, simply the queriously curioidal and playfully humble, speculations of one that is many.
"All cultures impose conformity. Yet all benefit from the contribution of their marginal personalities - those who do not fit the mould. Numerous tribal groups turn their non-conformists, their unsane, into shamans or seers, and use the quirks of their vision as a guide in times of uncertainty. Large-scale societies benefit even further from singular individuals and unorthodox subcultures."
“My story is not a pleasant one; it is neither sweet nor harmonious as invented stories are; it has the taste of nonsense and chaos, of madness and dreams like the lives of all men who stop deceiving themselves.”
"Nothing is true, everything is permitted"
HASSAN I. SABBAH
"Crustacean technology is emerging on a renaissance; the Barnacles have been quick recently."
"Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable."
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIRE
“I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s.”
"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learn-ed find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven , thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives."
"Truth is a striving, a verb, not a thing that can exist, the best we can hope for is clarity and honesty."