Archive for the 'philosophy' Category

20
May
18

enough is enough

There is a subculture of freelancers in graphic design, web design and programming, copywriting and other areas, that delight in working without a boss. One of them, Paul Jarvis in Canada, is writing a newsletter that represents authenticity, realism and peculiarity (rather than the usual “makemoremoneygetmoreandbetterclients”). He recently wrote a text about the personal “enough” that I find so valuable that I link it here.

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22
Apr
18

The life of contexts

I listen to the radio and observe that each sentence by topic choice, verbiage, voice & c. is implicitly spanning a context that you can step into, modify, reject, or break completely. In each conversation, the context evolves from sentence to sentence in one of these four ways.

By context, one can understand the currently active association spectrum.

27
Jan
18

“Climate Leadership”

Every now and then somebody writes about “climate leadership” and how this or that country will loose it or take it over. IMHO this is bullshit.

If the term is not linked to the emissions themselves, but to some nice-sounding, but half-hearted, PR boosted measures, that let decrease the very emissions, that the very same country has insanely increased in the past, then it becomes just a joke.

The real climate leaders – if the term has any meaning at all – are the countries with the lowest per capita emissions, i.e. the developing and some of the intermediate countries, especially those, who do everything to not go the high-emissions-then-lower-a-bit path we went. Those are the leaders to follow, and when we look at the emissions spread (yearly, per capita) (source):

  • 20 t in US, Canada, Australia,
  • 7-11 t in Europe and China (with the developed part of China more in the 10 t – region!) ,
  • 3 – 4 t in Africa and Asia without China,
  • 2,5 t as longterm equilibrium emissions,
  • 0 t just to hit the break of the train running much too fast

we see, how much they are in front of us and how much we still have to achieve!

Then, to strive for “climate leadership” means to do the right thing for the wrong reasons. We should decrease our emissions because of our f***ng responsibility for the f***ng world, independently of what the others do or do not!

ghg-emissions-world-regions-2012

 

25
Jun
11

A definition of freedom looking from the information flow point of view

Freedom is the unknown introduced into the world by the inability of a system to predict the future behaviour of a system of equal or higher complexity, especially its own.




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