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This is great!

Kenny 2020-04-20

This makes ‘the complete stance’ very clear!

I really like ‘intellectual play’, e.g. pointing out that Jupiter isn’t technically a planet, or that there’s no ‘real’ (Eternal) number of continents or species.

I have been thinking a lot about something like ‘drawing others into the complete stance’, tho maybe simply demonstrating it is best. (Some people can be violently attached to their Eternalist or Nihilist stances.)

Flow seems very much related, but I’ve noticed something I describe as ‘dancing’. It’s similar to Flow, but I feel like it’s not as fragile. Sometimes it’s physical, like when moving droitly thru a crowd, or a fluid way of navigating intellectual problem solving. Where Flow seems fragile, ‘dancing’ seems more likely to be something that I can continue, even after ‘stopped’, by ‘moving in another direction’, or ‘skipping levels’. If I can’t keep moving in a crowd, I can get a better look around me, both nearby and further away; and maybe I’ll pick a new destination while waiting. If I get stock on some abstract problem, I can stay stuck, and enjoy playing with the obstacle, or maybe move on to something completely unrelated until I can think of how to deal with the obstacle. (Maybe something similar is possible with Flow too.)

Dancing with nebulosity and pattern

David Chapman 2020-04-20

Thank you, very nicely put!

I’ll be using the metaphor of dancing in the page on enjoyment as a texture.

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