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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Postmodernism
Posted by: Michael Carroll
Date/Time: 29/05/2003 12:06:32

Hi everyone

This has been an excellent thread - here is my take.

GSM - I am not sure about what you call "Postmodernism" I do like to live in the "now" having set a direction in the various fields and adventures that I play in.

GSM wrote to John G

"My challenge is not to be as mutiplicitous about it as you suggest, but instead to focus on one field, specialise for an entire life and strive to become a genius in that field."

What happens when one gets bored in a field or the field changes so much that an individual seeks pastures new?

John G wrote "". that as you select your sequence of careers and adventures, you set yourself minimum quality and competency standards - this is to avoid falling into the trap of being a dilettante. This requirement will ensure that whatever X's and Y's you pursue, you will master a significant portion of them.

Included in John's statement are the following presuppositions
1. That you (can)choose careers and adventures
2. You select (can) your competency standards
3. That 1 and 2 combined (can) assist you to master a significant number of your choices.

GSM,  if you think about it, this approach enables you to achieve your suggestion of sticking to a field and being a genius in it and/or pursue different choices both personally and professionally.

The talk about purpose here is arbitrary. As always it depends on ones definition of purpose. To me selecting careers and adventures and choosing competency standards is  “living purposely using a full range of choices”  and a fine set of presuppositions that obviously include certain beliefs. The approach is not the same style as these long written mission statements people work with -which they forget about any way.

As I say, this is my take on an interesting thread


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Mission, Purpose etc18/05/2003 13:09:50Jane
     Re:Mission, Purpose etc20/05/2003 18:22:31John Grinder
          Re:Re:Mission, Purpose etc21/05/2003 17:07:24Jane
               Re:Re:Re:Mission, Purpose etc21/05/2003 19:09:06John Grinder
                    Student of Everything.....Master of Nothing.....21/05/2003 20:34:16Mark MacLean
                         Re:Student of Everything.....Master of Nothing.....27/05/2003 20:06:32John Grinder
                              Postmodernism28/05/2003 17:10:15Golf Swing Modeler
                                   Re:Postmodernism28/05/2003 18:30:14John Grinder
                                        Re:Re:Postmodernism28/05/2003 22:11:47Golf Swing Modeler
                                             Re:Re:Re:Postmodernism29/05/2003 12:06:32Michael Carroll
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Postmodernism29/05/2003 12:21:58Golf Swing Modeler
                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Postmodernism29/05/2003 16:49:40John Schertzer
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Postmodernism29/05/2003 16:52:42Golf Swing Modeler
                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Postmodernism29/05/2003 17:20:34John Schertzer
                                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Postmodernism29/05/2003 18:15:10Golf Swing Modeler
                                                                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Postmodernism29/05/2003 19:13:29John Schertzer
                              Re:Re:Student of Everything.....Master of Nothing.....05/06/2003 23:52:47Mark MacLean
                                   Re:Re:Re:Student of Everything.....Master of Nothing.....06/06/2003 03:08:51John Grinder
                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Student of Everything.....Master of Nothing.....06/06/2003 14:16:13John Schertzer
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Student of Everything.....Master of Nothing.....06/06/2003 19:50:17Mark MacLean
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Student of Everything.....Master of Nothing.....06/06/2003 20:06:10John Schertzer
                    Mission, Purpose etc22/05/2003 03:40:10thepropagandist
                         Re:Mission, Purpose etc27/05/2003 21:01:46John Schertzer
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Mission, Purpose etc09/06/2003 03:49:35Spike
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mission, Purpose etc09/06/2003 16:42:12Johnn Grinder
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mission, Purpose etc13/06/2003 03:08:17Spike

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