From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 15 Feb 2004 - 20:50:09 GMT
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From: "Dace" <email@example.com>
> Yes, we have individual minds, but these minds can be regarded as
> *individuations* of collective mentality. Rather than six billion buckets
> of water, we have six billion waves rising and falling on a single ocean.
<< Again this is regarding the ' individual ' as being standing outside the
way which evolution follows! Such statements as above misregard all
realisations done by individual people. Individuality is a vital part of
evolution and of social development. My conduct, in whatever way
possible might or might not be induced by any collective mentality,
whatever that turn out to be, but saying that my mind is just an
individuation of some collective mentality is absurd.
I got, and in a particular way I did become inseparable from the
acting to promote my free, human creative powers.
And I don 't think that is a collective mentality........!!
I live in relation to the lived experience of other people, I am not
" lived " by it as many are...!
Many think they can escape the dominant influence of their world,
but " many can 't accept that the thing they really need is something
they can accept willingly, something tangible, something like a gift ."
( Dogville/ Lars von Trier)
Freedom and individuality are such a something....
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