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Lydia White (F, 36)
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the intersection of culture, time, art, and science
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    increase your signal to noise ratio.
    In protest of hyper-speed culture and media:

    How much of what you say is important? How much of what you are doing right now will matter in 1 year, in 5 years, in 50 years? What about 100 years? What does your work-what you do with your time- convey, and does it really matter to anyone outside of your immediate sphere?

    Cut out the noise, the superfluous, the vacuous cultural input and output. Take stock of your thoughts, your possessions, your direction. Start now. Think beyond the moment and throw yourself into the abyss of time searching for gems of lasting wisdom and creativity. Increase your signal to noise ratio. Aim to create ideas, art, and beauty that lasts.

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    MonseigneurBienvenu     Thu, Mar 11, 2010  Permanent link
    Why is art the focus? Or is the word used in such a general sense that it may as well not be? Should everyone do this, or will that simply create noise?

    P.S. Love the 'alive', my morning is happy now.
    skyvillain     Thu, Nov 4, 2010  Permanent link
    Yes, I suppose art is not a general enough term for what I was thinking. And I don't mean to suggest that sometimes tinkering and experimenting is noise, I suppose I would classify noise as sharing something that has no value except in the immediate moment. Of course, we're all guilty of that at some point, but it's a valuable exercise to remind ourselves to strive for better.

    sorry so belated :)
    syncopath     Sun, Jan 16, 2011  Permanent link
    Some possible responses:
    "The best use of life is to spend it for something that
    outlasts life."
    William James

    "Whatever you do is insignificant, but it is important that you do it ."
    Mohandas Gandhi

    and i love the phrase throwing one's self into the abyss of time .. though i suspect this state is quite rare among human surroundings & is 4 those not afraid of losing themselves for the sake of some kind of great otherness to emerge.

    Or .. as Mr Niettzsche have said:
    "And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."