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http://secondnexus.com/technology-and-innovation/physicists-demonstrate-how-time-can-seem-to-run-backward-and-the-future-can-affect-the-past/

STOP & SEARCHWhat have you learned?

I have learned that I know nothing! Okay no, I know some things. But I have learned that there is more to know than I can ever know.
I was aware that the world and the universe and all it contains is bigger and more diverse than I can actually imagine. Detecting other humans and their motivations/drives/realities as well as the world we inhabit on behalf of this blog has exposed me to diversity from a new perspective.

I read the article above where science Detectives are exploring and picking apart the ultimate basics of existence to see how we exist, maybe get a hint as to why as well. They think time might run backwards. Mind blowing.

I have learned to accept that I can never fully appreciate and never thoroughly understand every perspective of all realities but that it makes them no less valid. I have learned that being open to the fact they exist is the best way to be a Detective.

I have learned that exploring is the best way to appreciate the diversity as best as I possibly can!

The search is never over// Signing Out// Identity Detective (England)

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Who and what is this blog for?

Who? What? (Where? When? Why?)

Everything? Everyone? (The Web? This century? …Because we can?)

Right?!

Who is this blog for…I suppose anyone else who ever felt a little confused, small, minor in the face of the whole earth.
Or who read some wonderful things about what we know of the solar system and our place in it and went ‘…oh’. Then in the middle of that gargantuan chaos sits humanity and the messes we get in to. Anyone who needed a little focus, a little perspective. This blog helps punch a tiny window into what humans get up to in the whole scheme of things.

How humans interact. The web is the most iconic transformation in human interaction that has occurred in human history, and leagues ahead of telegrams, radio and telephones. In ways that are ever challenging, and provide endless worries and fears for the effect it will have on human behaviour in the future.

It has also provided inclusiveness to the furthest and most isolated humans (bar North Korea), the marginalised have a base to connect on, and the oppressed have accessible tools to discover hope.

This blog is but a wee window amongst reams and reams of internet scribbles and doodles. If it helps anyone it has done a bit of good, if it interests even a single person we’ll be happy.

Signing Out//Identity Detective (England)

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WHAT HAPPENS IF WE LOSE HOPE?

Optimist: We take a deep breath, compose ourselves, and find it again, the tiniest piece is all we need!

Pessimist: We weren’t entirely sure that it wasn’t delusional in the first place.

Realist: Hope doesn’t make things happen, action does. It will unfold the way it unfolds, regardless.

HOW DO WE LOSE HOPE?

Optimist: It isn’t ever lost, we just can’t always see it clearly.

Pessimist: We try not to rely on it too readily… it can be disappointing.

Realist: Did we actually really need it?

WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR?

Optimist: To always remain thankful, every day is a gift and hope is everywhere you look!

Pessimist: We don’t hope for anything, it only invites despair.

Realist: We don’t hope, we do.

Signing Out//*Gulp*//Identity Detective (England)

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Lorraine Loots ‘Postcards for Ants’

http://lorraineloots.com/

Less IS possible!

But it in no way means easier.

Beauty and care in detail.

Less can be more, Signing Out//Identity Detective (England)

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What’s the difference between all the others and me?

‘As she’s experimenting with art, Smith also experiments with different selves. And yet, this is not at all like the myth of Sylvia Plath painfully shedding her false selves until she reached an impasse that could only end in suicide.

Smith (who is, anyway, making her own myth) is trying on different selves, putting them on and taking them off, seeing how they suit her. It is life as a costume drama.’ p. 232. Samantha Ellis on Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids, taken from How to be a Heroine.

I read this passage just yesterday, and it struck a chord. Samantha Ellis’ own memoir is a personal reflection of the way heroines in literature have influenced her throughout her childhood, teenage years and adulthood. In times of need she reached for the familiar romance and drama of Cathy in Wuthering Heights, and as a teenager consciously tried to emulate the strength and humour of Lizzy Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. 

Recently I closely analysed some of Plath’s poetry, where she is consistently concerned with being true to one’s self. Plath also wrote about the struggle of being honest, the personal conflict of trying to align the self with societies expectation.

The way Ellis writes about trying on different selves on a day to day basis struck me because I feel like that is what I do myself. I got a new understanding of how people interact after reading The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Irving Goffman. His theory orchestrates society as a collectively understood performance, from the basic decision of what to wear to present your gender, all the way through to how we interact differently with someone purely because they are a ‘Dr.’

Like Ellis, books hugely impact the way I consider myself, and the way I think about what society demands. It demands a more critical outlook, on the way I choose to present myself and interact with others, and why others respond in the ways that they do.

So far, I don’t really have an answer to what the difference is between the others and me. I don’t think I ever will, because I am not entirely settled on what suits me yet. I’ll keep reading, and taking inspiration here and there. Most of all, I’ll keep observing, as I rather suspect that all the others are completely different too…

Signing Out// Identity Detective (England)

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How do I annoy people? Unintentionally!

Dawdling on the pavement… Daydreamwalking into people… Using the last of the milk… Forgetting to put the bins out… Sleeping toooooo long… Stopping them from licking the side of the fridge (this applies more to smallish people)… Taking too long to respond… Responding internally instead of externally… Trying to put their pants on (again… more for smallish people)… But generally, on the whole, almost exclusively… Unintentionally! Signing Out//Ooh sorry… woops…//Identity Detective (England)

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Fact – We do theatre to communicate. The world is massive. The universe is bigger. When we pause to stop and think about the magnitude of existence and everything therein its enormity is consuming. Think a moment about the size of the universe. Comprehending its size is out of our capability, only numbers can suffice to represent it. Reflect a moment about a patch of land, how many feet have walked upon it, how the land has risen and fallen, the plants grown and paved over and dug up. Was it a bog once? Did somebody live here, or have barely any souls stepped across it even to this day? Was there water ten feet over my head here once, where people fished? If people walked this path, where were they going, what did they care about? Just a little thing to think about… How do you understand the people around you? Empathy is natural and the skill grows with maturity, we learn to empathise rather well with those around us. How do you begin to understand somebody who has lived a very different life to you, walked different paths and empathised with utterly different people? We step back to our commonality, humanity. We share humanity, we are all human. We have the same basic needs, and that is the first way we empathise; those that need food, water, shelter. We empathise next with the way we feel; we all feel sadness, happiness, fear, boredom, tiredness, nausea, pain, pins and needles… We all live in a society, living together on a planet with different cultures home to different societies, yet all essentially rubbing shoulders, moving together through life as it is. Moving past one another day to day with the same basic needs, the same human feelings, unable to know and care for, empathise with everyone we pass because the world is huge, just like the universe. Theatre helps us communicate humanity, question humanity, explore humanity, when otherwise we could just pass it by, rubbing shoulders and forgetting faces until it’s all done. Theatre lover, human explorer, Signing Out// Identity Detective (England)

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‘[…] money does not contain value; it merely expresses it. Under capitalism, it seems as if money, instead of labour, creates value.’ – http://socialistreview.org.uk/367/economy-class http://www.becomingminimalist.com/the-man-who-quit-money-an-interview-with-daniel-suelo/ In 2000 Daniel Suelo decided to live moneyless. He decided to put behind him the human structure of buy sell and barter, ‘Nature’s economy is a pay-it-forward economy. This means one sows, another reaps, ad infitum.’ And he has lived happily ever after apparently, free from the knots that money ties us in, the rope that binds us from how we start out in life to how we get buried. To imagine life without money… even if we boast that we place less value in money than others we still place value in it, and value in possessions. We still own and accumulate objects, in one way or another we pay into a system that is a long chain of produce changing hand to hand. The chain deals in everything you could possibly imagine, sometimes aimed to a need you didn’t know you had, or just to feed you because we all need to eat. It generally aims at profit, to accumulate more money and objects itself, to consume and grow. And before the all-encompassing ‘nature’ of the money system feels like it could consume you too, there is the little ray of free will that is yours, Suelo asserts; ‘Everybody, no matter how entrenched they are in the money system, can freely give and freely receive. Freely giving and freely receiving is our true nature, is true human-ness.’ The concept of free will is that it has no price. It is called free because you should not be made to pay for it, and because it cannot be bought from you. It is a simple concept bound within our conflicted moneyèproductèconsume society. Free will can become seriously muddied by circumstance and deception, but it is ultimately the universal right we share. Suelo points out that ‘Money only exists if two or more people believe it exists.’  Two or more people believe in free will too, and if considering the influence money has on every life becomes daunting, we always have free will. Suelo is not alone, http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/nov/09/mark-boyle-money There is a whole Freeconomy Community out there, disbelieving in money and returning to humanity. http://www.streetbank.com/about?locale=en-GB  Signing Out//Free//Identity Detective (England)

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Interrogation of music and literature connoisseur commenced 14/04/2015 16:26 ~~~

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE ULTIMATE QUESTION?

The ultimate question? What, you mean ‘What is the meaning of life?’

…NO

Because we already know the answer to that.

WAIT… WE DO?

Yes. 42.

…OH. 

I thought everyone knew that.

THANK YOU.

So this isn’t the Ultimate Question. Go on then, hit me with the ‘Almost’ Ultimate Question.

I’M SENSING SOME DERISION…

Nope.

OKEY DOKEY! NOW, WOULD YOU RATHER ONLY LISTEN TO MUSIC OR ONLY READ FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

…That’s honestly the hardest possible question you could ask me.

OH YES? …SPECIFY PLEASE?

No, I don’t like the options there.

IT’S HYPOTHETICAL, JUST GIVE IT A CONSIDERATION, THEN YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT IT.

Hmm. rather limiting isn’t it.

IS IT?

Rather like choosing between having arms or legs, yes.

BUT IN TERMS OF CREATIVE EXPLORATION AND EXPRESSION, I SEE WHAT YOU’RE GETTING AT.

Exactly.

…BUT HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING…

Agh… Fine. I would choose to read…

But I wouldn’t be happy about it!

AT LEAST A BOOK COULD DESCRIBE MUSIC, THAT’S SOMETHING ISN’T IT?

No no not at all! That would be torture if I couldn’t listen to the music it was about!

WELL WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO READ THEN?

Probably because I can carry on learning if I can still read… music is mostly for funsies.

…FUNSIES?

Yes, funsies. Reading can be fun but really useful too.

VERY SUCCINCT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

Pffft. That wasn’t remotely enjoyable.

WELL IT HAS BEEN VERY USEFUL.

Hm.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD? 

No, but do leave now, I’d like to forget that you suggested those kind of restrictions to my liberty at all.

RIGHT. 

…terrible.

…SIGNING OUT//IDENTITY DETECTIVE (ENGLAND)

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Gosh, it’s rather wet, isn’t it?!

Musing on this, I decided that earth is preferable because we don’t do very well on our own in water. We have language, and language is full of signposts. Another word for it is signifier. A word is a signifier, it signifies something, and in this case the word earth

Earth = Life… For humans.

well it does mean dirt, it also means Planet Earth. Basically, we’re a bit biased how we use our signposts. Actual earth dirt anchors plants which take energy from the awesome sun and nourish us. It nourishes all other animals too but we don’t speak their language so we’re a bit biased, generally. Of course the ocean, the dominant surface of earth, has life too! Vast quantities of it, without which our life on the actual soil would be very different indeed, there’s this chain you see, the food chain, and a balance in nature that humans upset rather more than a bit. Because we are a bit biased towards ourselves, after all we’ve got words for everything, go us! But seriously, there was a movie a few years ago… It renamed the earth because earth wasn’t a good name for it any more. Can you guess what it was?

OH noo! I can’t grow stuff in that. Sob.

That’s right, WATERWORLD! We don’t do so well in water, just water. It’s a bit threatening when you don’t have gills and fins (although Kevin Costner does…He’s probably the only one though). We do thrive on land, on earth, so we call it earth. Because sometimes we are a little bit self centred and biased, using language and naming everything and all. We aren’t so special, Waterworld wouldn’t be our world, would it? Signing Out//Glub glub//Identity Detective (England)