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A Simple Gesture

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posted on Jun, 17 2018 @ 10:23 PM
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Okay. I have some time on my hands. I think I will give this whole
phylosophy thing a try.

I have always found phylosophy to be an interesting subject. Interesting to the degree
of 5 out of 10, so to speak.

While entertaining the thought of some light reading, as in just thinking about
reading something pertaining to the idea of phylosophy I came across a remarkable
piece about Gestures.




pdfs.semanticscholar.org...


It is a pdf.


It discuss's how gestures helps deal with behavior problems during childhood development.

Wrote in 2008.

It discusses physical gestures which got me thinking. What about non physical gestures?

For instance:
A gesture of good will.
A gesture of good faith.
A gesture of kindness.

Simple gestures really. If physical gestures can accomplish so much in the treatment of
childhood development, it leads me to a more profound question.
What can non-physical gestures accomplish?
I think it will be determined by what kind of gesture is offered.





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posted on Jun, 19 2018 @ 01:58 AM
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a reply to: highvein
On reading your post......this popped into mind.

For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.
Stephen Hawking

I think there would be less warring without talking?
Animals gesture and they don't go to the bank and borrow money so they can buy weapons to kill vasts amount of their own species - in the hope of a better tomorrow.


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posted on Jun, 19 2018 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: highvein

I like your thought process. Good Deeds... I think most families and educational systems do teach these types of non-physical gestures at home and in the schools. A small example would be holding open the door for another. The holding of the door is actually physical, but the thought behind holding the door open for another is the non physical aspect of the gesture.

So... this is what we are thinking about now. The thought that came over the person who decided to hold the door open. The impact it has on the one doing the deed... the non physical impact and interaction with the other person as well as any other stander by's who witness this act. Also the impact and effects it has on the receiver of the door being held open for them.

I do believe these non physical gestures are part of the magic that makes this world go round.

leolady



posted on Jun, 19 2018 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain
a reply to: highvein
On reading your post......this popped into mind.

For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.
Stephen Hawking

I think there would be less warring without talking?
Animals gesture and they don't go to the bank and borrow money so they can buy weapons to kill vasts amount of their own species - in the hope of a better tomorrow.



Beautifully put.



posted on Jun, 19 2018 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: leolady
a reply to: highvein

I like your thought process. Good Deeds... I think most families and educational systems do teach these types of non-physical gestures at home and in the schools. A small example would be holding open the door for another. The holding of the door is actually physical, but the thought behind holding the door open for another is the non physical aspect of the gesture.

So... this is what we are thinking about now. The thought that came over the person who decided to hold the door open. The impact it has on the one doing the deed... the non physical impact and interaction with the other person as well as any other stander by's who witness this act. Also the impact and effects it has on the receiver of the door being held open for them.

I do believe these non physical gestures are part of the magic that makes this world go round.

leolady




Yes. I guess a non-physical gesture would need to make it's way to the physical realm to achieve it's purpose. Excellent addition to the thread.


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posted on Jun, 21 2018 @ 01:43 AM
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The interface between the world and the man is a thought, or the thought process..

Thoughts make you thinking of quality of things..and quantity of things...Imagine how much your body knows about quantity//as we move through the day..we are looking at items..or things...which are measured and quantified...with vision depth cues..

Even making a gesture has to measure a certain degree of coordination and extension of a hand for example..

And that measurement is made by an a priori quality...like the knowledge of what hand gestures are signalling..in language and communication...to other people..




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