RECLAIMING THE REAL series.
Other series within the RECOVERING THE REAL series
THE EDGE OF THE REAL series
THE PLATFORM OF DESIRE series
Part One: “I want to change everything related to 20th century organizational purpose and structure. I want to replace the institutions that created the problems we face now. I no longer want to be sad because of the waste of human potential that I see around me.”
Part Two: “Our loves and desires are shaped by how we live in the world around us. The social and organizational systems and structures that are the context of our life and work is a place of engagement where we either find our desires fulfilled or frustrated. Our happiness is not so much about what we think, but how we intersect with the social and organizational places where we live and work”
Part Three: “When Nature is a platform, like any social or organizational structure as a platform, it influences what we value and desire. Or in the words of James K A Smith, what we love. To live in nature is to love it, but not in the abstract sense of love, but in the deeper sense of understanding, of respect, and of a relationship that requires listening and giving.”
Part Four: “The Platform of Hyper-reality- The world of social media is very far removed from our premodern ancestors' experience. Our experience is not one of a constant awareness of the physical danger of the natural world or of life on a farm. We live in a world mediated through sophisticated technology that, for many people, has removed them from any direct exposure to the world of nature.
We live in an immersive world of an always-on information feed directed at our sub-rational desires. And the worst of these onslaughts focus on our fears, not our ambitions.”
Part Five: “Desire isn't just an idea. It is a movement within us drawing us towards some value or experience or person.
This drawing, like water into the porous membrane of a sponge, is the activity of connection.”