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Lasairfiona



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, it always bugs me that people assume I have never considered these questions before.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

someone assumed that?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. Had a class where the teacher assumed that all of us had never had an original thought that pertainted to art (or anything else) much less pondered our own views on such questions.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why should that bug you? They will think (or not think) what they will, and you will think what you will, which given the questions, I would assume everyone has pondered some of them at least once. Their assumptions are a reflection of them, not you.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's because there is no such thing as originality or authenticity anymore.

at least, that's what I've heard.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bah, there's no such thing but originality. For all efforts some make to be the same, we're all different by virtue of our experiences. Authenticity is activated (to paraphrase Thomas Berry) by accepting your originality and living as yourself, because we can't truly live as anyone else.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, that's exactly what I think!

except, as a buddhist you can't even be yourself. *pffft!*
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Why should that bug you?

Because I don't like being talked down to.

And I had to pay for the class. ::fumes::

And originiality is based on where the idea comes from, not if it has been done before. If you come up with something that has only been influenced by you and your brain, it is original even if someone else has already patented the item. What matters is that it is original from you.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you a man or a mouse?
what sort of man? what sort of mouse?
do you live in a house? do you eat cheese?
the man in the moon would be
a very happy mouse indeed
there's plenty of cheese
and not much of a breeze
but after much thought I see
I'd rather, much rather, want to be
a manitee
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, we just have different interpretations of what my true self is. Wink

Despite Thich Nhat Hanh's suggestion that there is no way to become a Buddha, you just have to be a Buddha, we're not all so enlightened. The path to enlightenment, however, is an internal one, and thus becoming one's true self begins by acknowledging, accepting and becoming one's current self.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
...and thus becoming one's true self begins by acknowledging, accepting and becoming one's current self.


a manitee?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as the originality thing goes, you're preaching to the choir here. I was just pointing out a prevelent mindset in the academic art community, where originality has nothing to do with you and everything to do with what you do. it's a little paradox. since originality is not relative to the art-maker, all art making is relative to all other art.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

manatees are art
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a dying one. *sniff*
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaguars are sneaking into the country

better get that fence up fast, no?
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