posted on Aug, 7 2003 @ 07:39 PM
Thanks for the billybob bobdobbs tip!
No, I haven't looked at his angle on media science, but I will.
In the Gurdjieff/Ouspensky model of 'being' I know what kind of man I am, but I certainly haven't integrated all my "I's".
I have disowned all my academic qualifications, except insofar as I can call on the skills and knowledge derived from them on auto-pilot. On paper
they mean nothing. There are, however, some people who are permanently trapped, who don't acquire the skills and knowledge, nor actually do any work
on themselves or their 'being'.
I can see that there are people here who have no scope to begin observing themselves, but there are others with that kind of potential.
It is not something that I want to have isolate me from 'everyday people', and I am by no means elitist, and I don't care that I might be labelled
as intellectually arrogant or snobbish, but as many people find, taking a journey outside the material culture and having to dip into it from time to
time is a challenge to personal development.