Oct 132016
 

All kinds of people – Good New Town

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Jul 102015
 

Now the one undeniable fact: this disillusion is inevitable. You had to ideal. You married did ideal, then along comes a fact that does not correspond to that ideal. You suddenly notice things that do not quite fit with your projection. So what are you going to do when that happens? There’s only one attitude that will solve the situation: compassion. This poor, poor fact that I married does not correspond to my ideal; it’s only a human being. Well, I’m a human being, too. So I’ll meet a human being for a change; I’ll live with it and be nice to it, showing compassion for the fallibilities that I myself have certainly brought to life as a human being.

Joseph Campbell
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Feb 012015
 

It is noble to dream of a better future for the humanity. It is not so to try to impose your version of “paradise” on everybody.

To all the people imagining happy future humanity as a bunch of separate primitive villages: it won’t work. Living like that is not just being closer to nature. It is also hight child mortality, tribal warfare, superstitions and ignorance, women’s inequality, inability to spread a good idea between many people who deserve to know.

We are explorers. Consumerism is a dark side of this plus ancestrial fear of going back to a mud hut.

Even if some well meaning luddite like Mark Boyle or (more likely) a global disaster managed to kill the civilization for a generation or two, new people would be born who lead people out of mud huts. And people will gladly follow.

We need better, close relationships with people around us. Maybe lets all live in intentional communities, some in mud huts, some in futuristic floating cities or whatever we fancy. One size hut doesn’t fit all. We need better technology, not the absence of it, so we can preserve and reconstruct wilderness around us and enjoy it without fear of being pinned by a spear or starving to death. We need to follow our explorer spirit which would eventually lead us to the stars. To the greatest wilderness of all.

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Feb 012015
 

It is noble to dream of a better future for the humanity. It is not so to try to impose your version of “paradise” on everybody.

To all the people imagining happy future humanity as a bunch of separate primitive villages: it won’t work. Living like that is not just being closer to nature. It is also hight child mortality, tribal warfare, superstitions and ignorance, women’s inequality, inability to spread a good idea between many people who deserve to know.

We are explorers. Consumerism is a dark side of this plus ancestrial fear of going back to a mud hut.

Even if some well meaning luddite like Mark Boyle or (more likely) a global disaster managed to kill the civilization for a generation or two, new people would be born who lead people out of mud huts. And people will gladly follow.

We need better, close relationships with people around us. Maybe lets all live in intentional communities, some in mud huts, some in futuristic floating cities or whatever we fancy. One size hut doesn’t fit all. We need better technology, not the absence of it, so we can preserve and reconstruct wilderness around us and enjoy it without fear of being pinned by a spear or starving to death. We need to follow our explorer spirit which would eventually lead us to the stars. To the greatest wilderness of all.

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Oct 052014
 

From time to time I post something about where I would like to go in life. I don’t normally know how to get here.

I am a sort of an artist in a non – artist – friendly land. I have got my work in three “Local Art Galleries” but this somehow doesn’t feel right. What is their message? Something like: “Look here! We are creative and local. Buy unique arts and crafts with silly price tags! “

Is this what I want to achieve? Not quite.

Buyers either don’t care about their goods being unique or they don’t care about the price tags – but need works of famous artists. Could I be one? I doubt that. Do I want just to be a famous artist and earn money? It’s just not good enought…

When I close my eyes I could see us buying a piece of land somewhere nice (no I haven’t got any money). Building a beautiful semi-autonomous homestead. Turning it into an Art and Astronomy retreat / creativity centre. Gradually organizing an intentional community of people of various ages and many occupations around that center.

The aim of this model settlement would be no less than creating a better future for whole humanity based on “holy trinity” of science, creativity and humanity. It would be a true community of people helping each other, having common meals and fireside chats, free range kids running in the woods… Creating the new greenest ways of living, cherishing freedom of expression, creating new rituals and celebrations for the new age. But rather than having indiscriminatory multiculturalism, we need to bring from different ages and cultures ONLY something which helps us to build a better future. Many traditions and beliefs, no matter how dear somebody holds them, will have to fade away. Mental placebos may help to feel better for a while but it is a dishonest medicine and may backfire. Talking to plants won’t get rid the world of hunger.

It wouldn’t be all dreamers, there should be a healthy proportion of practical people exploring new technologies and ways of living. For example how to teach the word to appreciate unique and handmade. The truth is, we humans can’t move forward without proper science, without developing our creativity for solving problems and improving our lives and withoud developing our compassion and understanding for each other. This is where the “holy trinity” comes from.

Maybe there would be other growing communities joining the movement across the world. And this way it will get better.

Well, this is my dream and at the moment I don’t really want to settle for anything less…image

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Oct 052014
 

From time to time I post something about where I would like to go in life. I don’t normally know how to get here.

I am a sort of an artist in a non – artist – friendly land. I have got my work in three “Local Art Galleries” but this somehow doesn’t feel right. What is their message? Something like: “Look here! We are creative and local. Buy unique arts and crafts with silly price tags! “

Is this what I want to achieve? Not quite.

Buyers either don’t care about their goods being unique or they don’t care about the price tags – but need works of famous artists. Could I be one? I doubt that. Do I want just to be a famous artist and earn money? It’s just not good enought…

When I close my eyes I could see us buying a piece of land somewhere nice (no I haven’t got any money). Building a beautiful semi-autonomous homestead. Turning it into an Art and Astronomy retreat / creativity centre. Gradually organizing an intentional community of people of various ages and many occupations around that center.

The aim of this model settlement would be no less than creating a better future for whole humanity based on “holy trinity” of science, creativity and humanity. It would be a true community of people helping each other, having common meals and fireside chats, free range kids running in the woods… Creating the new greenest ways of living, cherishing freedom of expression, creating new rituals and celebrations for the new age. But rather than having indiscriminatory multiculturalism, we need to bring from different ages and cultures ONLY something which helps us to build a better future. Many traditions and beliefs, no matter how dear somebody holds them, will have to fade away. Mental placebos may help to feel better for a while but it is a dishonest medicine and may backfire. Talking to plants won’t get rid the world of hunger.

It wouldn’t be all dreamers, there should be a healthy proportion of practical people exploring new technologies and ways of living. For example how to teach the word to appreciate unique and handmade. The truth is, we humans can’t move forward without proper science, without developing our creativity for solving problems and improving our lives and withoud developing our compassion and understanding for each other. This is where the “holy trinity” comes from.

Maybe there would be other growing communities joining the movement across the world. And this way it will get better.

Well, this is my dream and at the moment I don’t really want to settle for anything less…image

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Sep 202014
 

…art must must carry man’s craving for the ideal, must be an expression of his reaching out towards it; that art must give man hope and faith. And the more hopeless the world in the artist’s version, the more clearly perhaps must we see the ideal that stands in opposition – otherwise life becomes impossible! Art symbolises the meaning of our existence.

Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986)

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Jul 182014
 

The people who brought down the Malaysian airplane know they did it. If they have a drop of humanity left they have to come forward.

It is disgusting that time after time national news channels count how many citizens from their countries died in an accident as if that would make any tragedy more important!

A lady shown on tv saying she felt “watched over” because she wasn’t on that plane… how about the other 300? Some kind of intelligence was wicked enough to decide that they deserve to day? Somebody calls this “a miracle”. I wish people were thinking what they words really mean.

You would think humans are getting better than killing innocent people for their petty political & religious games. Again and again, all over the world.

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Jul 182014
 

The people who brought down the Malaysian airplane know they did it. If they have a drop of humanity left they have to come forward.

It is disgusting that time after time national news channels count how many citizens from their countries died in an accident as if that would make any tragedy more important!

A lady shown on tv saying she felt “watched over” because she wasn’t on that plane… how about the other 300? Some kind of intelligence was wicked enough to decide that they deserve to day? Somebody calls this “a miracle”. I wish people were thinking what they words really mean.

You would think humans are getting better than killing innocent people for their petty political & religious games. Again and again, all over the world.

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