An old thought:

 The thought was roughly “If we think using words, or in words then the structure of language becomes our structure of thought.” So if thought is structured by language it is directed by the structure of our language. Not only the words, but the syntax of language. So then thought is controlled by the words themselves these are pieces we use to think. Words would be similar to the paints a painter uses. Then it is also directed by the syntax, or the structure of the language (eg. Noun +verb).

 

I believe large components of this Frankenstein were,

                        “Whence did the wond’rous art arise? Of painting speech and speaking to the eyes? That we by tracing magic lines are aught, How to embody speech and colour THOUGHT?” –McLuhan The Medium Is The Massage

 

and also several quotes from Bruce Lee. I am not sure which is the main contributor, or if there is one. ”Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle toward a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have placed a limit on the mind.” And “This evening I see something totally new, and that newness is experienced by the mind, but tomorrow that experience becomes mechanical if I try to repeat the sensation, the pleasure of it. The description is never real. What is real is seeing the truth instantaneously, because truth has no tomorrow.” And Wi shall find the truth when we examine the problem. The Problem is never apart from the answer. The problem is the answer.”

 

I suppose I got excited about this thought because I never though about how the syntax of language frames thought or directs thought. Right now I don’t know how to think about it. Perhaps words have gotten in the way.

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Throughout one’s life, one hears, many times, how important it is to express oneself. While true, it is obvious that there is “good” self-expression and “bad” self-expression. We could enter into a discussion of good and bad, but that is for something else entirely.  Some forms of “bad” self-expression would be as follows: rape, school shootings, and other outburst upon innocent bystanders.  While I would consider “good” self-expression to be music, poetry, art, drama, even mathematics to some.

 

Perhaps the goal of life is to express oneself fully, and completely. So where can we begin for this sounds like a task of monumental proportion. We can easily express ourselves fragmentarily, but how to express ourselves COMPLETELY!

 

It is important to keep in mind that we are always expressing ourselves. Every action, every thought, every motion is a form of expression, even non-action. Each action is an instant Riemann’s sum of our internal affairs. This also makes it difficult to distinguish our internal actions from our bodily action. They are united in expression

Nothing is left out in expression; all action is an all-inclusive expression of ourselves.

 

If complete self-expression occurs continually, and is inevitable, could it still be the goal of life? Would Inherent in life be its “goal”?

Regardless we can use the fact that all action is “self” expression. It helps us see something. What it is, I am not sure. It also supports the importance of “reality”. What does this reality with all its “good” and “bad” say about what is being expressed?

To will oneself to think. Is this possible? Can one really think critically if will is the motive?

My thoughts may be highly influenced by what I have read regarding this, but what about thinking it out, and is this possible? My initial response is no, one can not critically think while willing thought. If will is a part of it then thought is directed, and therefore has a flaw. Unless you can will the activity of thought and not the outcome.

So, what is will? What is meant by will? Will is related to action. Will is related to desire. I suppose the word entails an end, a drive, a force. If I use my will I use force. Examples using will include that final pushup. When you want to get up from work but you make yourself continue. However these are extreme examples of will, total truth does not lie in the extremes, although truth is in the extremes. So, we have this force of action, the expressed desire of the individual towards an end. But is will even real?

People have used the term “an act of will”. So is will an action, a type of action or neither? I must be careful as using words to think is tricky business. Each word is a division of the total. Attempting to get or even communicate a picture of the world from these fragments seems impossible. To construct a whole from the fragments, like the best constructed puzzle will still have lines. I have diverged, back to the point.

I am getting sleepy so I will cut this short, what I presently think, but will have to investigate further. Some will in thought is good, as long as it is just a spark, but too much is bad. Examples of will directing thought can be seen in the faulty reasoning some of the religous use with their “facts” to justify the religion. Some go to jerusalem and say this is proof that the bible is TRUTH. However it is not, that is an abstraction, will was more important in that finding than the reality. Too little will to think, or will to not think constructivly is seen in many stupid people in the states. However this is a vast and endless subject, or so it seems, unless we get to the root of it, assuming the questions are good.

There are bad questions. Bad being they will get us no where, no progress. But to have “progress” I must have an idea of progress. Where I plan to go. So then, is my path determined and all this thought is just a fight against it or is it important? Thought is important, our minds are important because they impact how we impact the world and others. Example of this, bombs, guns, killing, helping, laughing. It is easy to see how our thoughts become manifest in the world. SO then, thought IS very important.

A side note that I read and found interesting from a pieve on schopenhauer: (It is not that we desire things because they are pleasurable, but they are pleasurable because we desire them)… Just think of all the fucked up fetishes which verify this statement, however a word of caution. The world is so vast, so infinite it is easy to find data to support our claims and beliefs. The world can create a foundation for any idea because the world is the foundation for all ideas.

Perhaps, thought is not willed, but a manifestation of will.

small beginings

“Big things have small beginnings.”

This is my first blog. It is a practice of writing. It is for me. I believe in the value of sharing, especially ideas. A concept reminiscent of this paraphrase, trade apples you start with what you started with,  trade ideas and you get double.

So, what path for my blog? Hopefully no path, a mixture of direct obscurity, a reflection of my obscurity, sometimes superfluous, some times concise. This blog is for me, myself, my thoughts and my own outlet. A proliferation of thoughts. It will become a trail of my development. Tokens of my mind, left on the trail of time.

This a practice in writing, and my mind, an intellectual and creative playground.

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So to end things, writing is one of the most human endeavors. Math and science are robotic, laid out. It has all been done before. The mechanics of an atom, the machinery of a cell, all have testable answers. There is a reason why writing classes do not have tests, or should not. Writing comes from our mind, our mind from our experience, and our experience from our mind. I am the culmination of my life and my experiences, I claim no original idea, only the Frankenstein my mind will spit out from all I have been exposed to.