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The Language Animal Spectrum

Unrealistic and unrealized opportunities circumvent the true potential that lies right in front of us. This preoccupation with the imagined world of projected emotive responses will damage our species for generations to come.

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The Language Animal Spectrum

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.

 - Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

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Submissive and Fractured Representations of Yesterday's Youth

The Language Animal Spectrum

Inspired by Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)'s quote, "Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity." The titled responsion pulls together the imagery of dancing bears with the language animals that we know we are.  

Unrealistic and unrealized opportunities circumvent the true potential that lies right in front of us. This preoccupation with the imagined world of projected emotive responses will damage our species for generations to come. At least that is the perverse threat from above. Does in front of us mean into the future? This proximal and distal relationship is actually an exercise in probabilities bounded with the neurotransmitters that unite our sense of self — an identity crisis worth living!

Gustave Flaubert - planksip
Gustave Flaubert was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country.
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Objective Subjectivity

Inspired by Wilhelm Wundt (Founding Father of Psychology)'s quote, "The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness." The titled responsion is somewhat of a union between the object and the subject but don't take my word for it. What are your thoughts?

Again this theme of proximal and distal surfaces in a stream-like neurological cocktail. Do you see what I am saying? Of course not, but we can measure it and for this, Professor Wilhelm Wundt, we are forever grateful for the measurements you gave your profession.  

Wilhelm Wundt - planksip
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt was a German physician, physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology.
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Youthful Persistence Sustains

Inspired by Marie Curie (1867-1934)'s quote, "All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.". The titled responsion simplifies the overused sustainability truism and reclaims Mother Nature's child in youthful abundance.  

I would love to introduce imagined child versions of Marie Curie and E.O. Wilson to each other and watch the two play in wonderous natural discovery. I imagine the two sharing the discovery of nature in a way that is genuine, with the promise of their prominence to come.

Marie Curie - planksip
Marie Curie was a Polish and naturalized French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

... And My Commission

Inspired by Wallace Stevens's (1879-1955) quote, "After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs." The titled responsion is a reference that every salesperson is aware of, keep pushing and finally you can reverse a no into a yes!

For-me, belief is key. One thing that I have been accused of in my life is of being a salesman. Adding a level of integrity to the profession is up to me and yet I am beholden by the cultural current of short-term gain for profit.  

Wallace Stevens - planksip
Wallace Stevens was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life in the insurance industry.
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