7 characteristics of humanistic institutions

A humanistic community is a place in which people face each other over time in all their human variety. Such places promote the highest quality of engagement and participation possible in life. (Gatto)

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3 levels of human engagement

Optimal engagement, refers neither to the distraction of individuals via continued excitation of their various pleasurable organs, nor the authoritative control, manipulation and guidance of individuals from which only dependence on external suggestion and factitious experiences are attainable.

A 100+ rat killing machines

Rat killing machines can include poisoning, trapping, cats, sticks, drowning, electric shocks, staring (see 'Men who stare at goats'), and surely, if the rats are a delicacy, they can be taken as a source of food. None of the rat killing tool can be said to be better than another, because they do not merely… Continue reading A 100+ rat killing machines

8 Forms of human relations

..belongingness, respect, protection, love, security, self-esteem, .. cannot be satisfied by trees, mountains or even dogs; only from healthy relations with other human beings. It is also, only, to other human beings that we can give these in the fullest measure

Design for optimal engagement

With optimal engagement, I refer neither to the distraction of individuals via continued excitation of their various pleasurable organs, nor the authoritative control, manipulation and guidance of individuals from which only dependence on external suggestion and factitious experiences are attainable What is Optimal Engagement Optimal engagement can be described as a state in which a human has potential to reach a peak experience… Continue reading Design for optimal engagement

The human purpose

One cannot choose wisely for a life unless he dares to listen to himself, his own self, at each moment in life (Maslow) In order to discern what a/the human purpose is/ought to be, lets recap what a human is. A human being is: a complex, ambiguous, meaning-making, understanding, and feeling creature that has a unique biologically rooted, intangible mental life; ..a… Continue reading The human purpose

I stand atop giants

I stand atop giants, I no longer look up to them I'm n't necessarily interested in their kilter view, If so, I'd ask them, not strive for my own, but, I want to see things anew, with my own oomph For every look, there is something to see, for myself   A fanatic doubles his efforts after forgetting his aim The giants… Continue reading I stand atop giants

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