Quite narrow

The top of the hill must be quite narrow: years you climb and climb, then suddenly you find yourself on the downhill.

:- Doug.

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What’s invisible to me

What’s invisible to you? (To me it is sports and popular singers and personalities.) What’s most visible to you?

:- Doug.

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Not goals nor targets

Not goals nor targets, but purposes will help us help clients with what they want to do now.

:- Doug.

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Going so far as to hear

“Communication is very important” writes one person. Rather, conversation is very important, key: not merely telling folks and going so far as to hear them.

:- Doug.

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“Feeling rushed”

“Feeling rushed” is an example of how one person’s time thoughts are imposed upon another; often the two persons do not translate the same, which might have been intended by the imposer.

:- Doug.

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talking about something important

Conversing is talking about something important: new ideas, fixing the broken, building the new, creating community, telling our pain. Chit-chatting, gritching, drawing lines between ourselves and the other are not conversing.

:- Doug.

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the lever moving the world

The very act of conversing is the lever moving the world.

:- Doug.

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come round the bend?

Or am I just seeing my own thought come round the bend?

:- Doug.

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This is significant: changing

This is significant: conversation is changing the world. The more we converse, the more distributed, lateral, and collaborative our picture of the world becomes. Our picture changes, our ways of engaging our world change.

:- Doug.

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Time does not exist

Time does not exist except in our heads. If you don’t agree with another on the meaning of time, you two can live in different times.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1608–Welcoming the badge “elder”

Footprints in the Windsm # 1608

For several months as I am approaching my 70th birthday I find that I am welcoming the badge “elder.” I am choosing to ask for help or to hire work done—lawn mowing for instance—though I still am able. I choose. Yesterday I did some light electrical work, today I’ll do some plumbing and yard work—engaging mind and large and small muscles. I enjoy good health, energy, and the motive to get good things done. There are positives to being an elder. Lengthening sight. Desire for the good of all humankind. Knowing every this passes, things get better, the best is found in loving engagement with our world.


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An open system

Conversation alive is an open system.

:- Doug.

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Thermodynamic conversation

What do the laws of thermodynamics—conservation of energy, constant entropy—say about conversation?

:- Doug.

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distributed, lateral, and collaborative

Conversing is distributed, lateral, and collaborative. The more we converse, the more distributed, lateral, and collaborative we become.

:- Doug.

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Wider is a changed world

Converse: change the world. A wider conversation is a changed world.

:- Doug.

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The only way to change the world

Conversing is the only way to change the world. Indeed, look at the Internet: the sole fact that people all around are conversing with others without respect to rank, age, color, national boundaries, or any other division is itself changing how we think, and what we think is possible and right. It matters not the subject. Conversing changes thought. Conversing changes us. Conversing is changing the world.

:- Doug.

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For humanity to progress

For humanity to progress
our generation must first
die out
we can hasten the process by
burying our old ways of thinking

:- Doug.

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What crucifies you?

What calls you? Upon which cross do you choose to be crucified?

:- Doug.

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someone’s grandchild?

Of what use are you, as someone’s grandchild?

:- Doug.

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New elder?

What is the new evolving in our elder? How is creation unfolding through her or him?

:- Doug.

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Crystal figurines we put on a shelf

We seek safety first for our elders as if they were crystal figurines we put on a shelf behind a glass door: pretty to look at but not to touch! Nonsense! Are they still living? Then they are still creating. They need to engage others and their world. Life is risk. And life ends.

:- Doug.

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Seizing control–whether or not we influence

We fear stepping into the future because we fear anything we do not control. Planning is simply a way to seize control—whether or not what we do we actually influence.

:- Doug.

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Computers are the greatest time stealers

Computers are the greatest time stealers
Words are the greatest conversation stoppers

:- Doug.

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