A fine example of the many ways that uniquely high intelligence is antithetical to the worlds we inhabit. Those forms of intellect and problem-solving that percolate to ascendance are generally those that directly (or indirectly) replicate the axioms, assumptions and self-validating value (as belief) systems that already exist. In this way, the world reproduces the […]
Most of us have to endure the gradual and eminently tedious acquisition of eloquent versatility across increasingly narrow conceptual and technical vocabularies and only then, having been profoundly shaped by the normative logical and grammatical, behavioural or cognitive organisational practises that aspirationally contain and constrain systems as a function of their sustainable continuity, finding ourselves […]
Big Ideas: Cultivating Curiosity
If intellectual curiosity was nurtured, cultivated, allowed to grow wild and free upon the fertile soils of this grand experiment that is our shared history, where might we all be? Innovation is celebrated but is everywhere suffocated by a culture of convention and conformity.
Counter-cultures that become popular inevitably invalidate themselves. You cannot actually exist on the periphery when everyone else inhabits the same space.
Even in that classical bond and inscription of participatory cultural self-validation we know of as “marriage”, catastrophic loneliness can arrive on any day and at any hour…
An interesting montage of ideas and images, reflections from some powerful thinkers on the topic of conformity. Possibly more important than ever in our current socially-mediated, hyper-normative mass communications world…
Nurture creativity wherever you find it – in yourself, in others or in the world. It is far too precious to waste…