EbbSpark PeacockTracks image Picking up after one another (Tue, 29 Oct 2019) - If we’re doing something but don’t quite do all that’s involved, what does that mean? Isn’t it that somebody – ourselves or someone else – ends up having to complete the task some other time? Anytime we’re not completely taking responsibility for what we’re involved in, someone along the line has to… (...)
EbbSpark Paperbark image Things with life have to be maintained (Thu, 24 Oct 2019) - In very real ways, anything with life requires ongoing involvement to sustain itself. Nothing just ticks over, there's got to be all this activity of cleaning things up, fuelling growth and repair, supporting functions for a lifetime's duration (Notes One). It's true of nature and, on a tangent, for projects. It all… (...)
EbbSpark Barbed Grasses image What keeps us in check (Tue, 22 Oct 2019) - What holds us back in life? I'm thinking in the sense of restraint – what stops us from simply doing as "we" please? Is it external constraints like law and ostracization? Do we need rewards for doing the right thing? Or could an inward sense of understanding come to harmoniously regulate our… (...)
EbbSpark Cathedral Wood image Culture as a conversation across time (Sat, 19 Oct 2019) - It's intriguing to think how the ideas, characters and messages of culture travel across time in this perennial discussion of what it might mean to be human. It's a conversation that seems capable of crossing almost any number of years – highlighting, perhaps, the timeless nature of the dilemmas and decisions we… (...)
EbbSpark Muted Skies image Mastering life’s invisible realities (Thu, 17 Oct 2019) - So much in life can be seen as invisible – thought, social meaning, feelings, consequences, technology. All these areas where things happen, away from the clear light of day, that truly matter in so many ways. Tangible things are much easier to pin down; this realm of invisibility is something we can… (...)
EbbSpark Arching image Plausible deniability (Tue, 15 Oct 2019) - Do we sometimes say things without quite saying them? Knowing our words might be misconstrued, but continuing anyway; safe in the knowledge we can claim it’s not what we said and our meaning’s been misinterpreted. This plausible deniability that lets people slip out behind the fence of their words. It’s like humour… (...)

 

EbbSpark Green Bark image Treating people like sims? (Thu, 10 Oct 2019) - Is it really the case that, behind closed doors, people treat our lives as if they're not quite real? As if hypothetical or projected outcomes aren't really lived through, felt and experienced by actual individuals. Maybe it’s… (...)
EbbSpark Hakea image How ideas find their place in the world (Tue, 8 Oct 2019) - How is it that ideas – these little beings from the realm of thought – ever make their way into the world and into our heads? Is it that we find them evidenced around us and, seeing… (...)
EbbSpark Shaded Bark image Ideas of agreement & mastery (Sat, 5 Oct 2019) - One way of looking at life is to see youth, particularly, as a time of “agreements” we’re then living our lives by. This process of “domestication” that ushers us into the particular way of thinking of our… (...)
EbbSpark Jaunty image Tempting justifications of self (Thu, 3 Oct 2019) - Is there something to the human perspective, to human psychology, that makes us choose and defend our own stance in life? As if, seeing things through our own eyes and making sense of them with our own… (...)
EbbSpark Birch Sky image Advantage people don’t want to concede (Tue, 1 Oct 2019) - We’re all born into such different situations, all dealt our hand of fundamental realities we have to live with. Society’s structure then determining how things play out; pre-existing cultural ideas and prevailing attitudes shaping any chance of… (...)
EbbSpark Fiery Sunset image Does anger ever, truly, help? (Thu, 26 Sep 2019) - When we’re communicating, what thoughts do we have in mind about it? How consciously are we thinking of the fact we’re taking the fruits of our experience and sending that out to others through the medium of… (...)
EbbSpark Beech Leaf image Common sense as a rare & essential quality (Tue, 24 Sep 2019) - How much do we truly, deeply understand the way things work? The way they fit together and the kind of thinking and action needed to ensure everything runs smoothly, safely and harmoniously for us all. Life can… (...)
EbbSpark Clematis Sun image Emotion and culture’s realities (Sat, 21 Sep 2019) - Emotion’s something we almost all have, tucked away somewhere or displayed up quite close to the surface. It’s probably one of our defining traits as humans: that we not only think but also feel about the life… (...)
EbbSpark Grouping image People, roles, reading that rightly (Thu, 19 Sep 2019) - Can we separate people from their roles? In every area of life – workplace, community, relationships, society itself – aren’t we always playing some kind of role? We assume these parts, act consistently, and, doing so, make… (...)
EbbSpark Spikes image Which voice can we trust? (Tue, 17 Sep 2019) - Knowing who to trust – understanding enough of the world around you and the nature of people within it – could be life’s most important challenge. How are we to see through any lies, attempts at persuasion,… (...)
EbbSpark Wandering image Those who are leading us (Thu, 12 Sep 2019) - Can we trust those currently in charge of things? The premise seems to be that we “can” and should; that society’s been set up so the “best people” for the job end up in these positions of… (...)

 

 

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