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70. Are diet and exercise really personal choices?

  A human epi­demic of obe­sity / near-obe­sity has cor­re­lated world­wide with the spread of man­u­fac­tured food & bev­er­age, and motor­ized trans­port. Diet & exer­cise though seem to be intensely per­sonal choices. How can this dilemma be solved?   Pref­ace: This … Con­tinue read­ing

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68. Are We Too Wealthy?

Do we demand an unsus­tain­able and unre­al­is­tic qual­ity of life? Does our desire to be wealthy place too much pres­sure on the econ­omy and on the envi­ron­ment? Is it pos­si­ble that we may have to think about accept­ing less?  Thor … Con­tinue read­ing

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56. Choose When to Live and When to Die – Some Notes on Exercise and Diet

The more your spirit lives in a cul­ture, the more you  get what you pay for. After all, the cul­ture has evolved, or per­haps been man­u­fac­tured, to sat­isfy peo­ple just like you. Blessed are the aver­age amongst us. Maybe your … Con­tinue read­ing

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49. Cultural Operating Systems – Thoughts on Designing Cultures

This (non-aca­d­e­mic) arti­cle cov­ers a lot of ter­ri­tory, noth­ing less than the “cul­tural oper­at­ing sys­tems” within which we live, how they have changed, and how they might be changed. There is a kind of arro­gance in toy­ing with the ele­ments … Con­tinue read­ing

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19. Unseen Grammar – Suspecting The God Of Cracks Between The Floorboards

We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; But it is on the space where there is noth­ing that the use­ful­ness of the wheel depends. We turn clay to make a ves­sel; But it is on the space where … Con­tinue read­ing

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