(I use a computer drawing program called "Expression", so I'm thoroughly attached to this topic :)
Let me be perfectly clear - I do NOT want anybody to change anything about what they're doing. Look... we're all in this mess together. We've had millions of years to lean the basics and, OBVIOUSLY, violence isn't working. A big part of our attempt to constructively work with/deal with unfocused energy/anger, is finding appropriate channels for its expression. That's a major reason why sports have become so popular - because, unconsciously, people feel the need to pay respect to ANY form of constructive expression, be it sports, art, music, acting, whatever.
I asked for ideas for expression, thinking that somebody out there would know exactly what was needed, explain its process in simple, laymen's terms and publish it here, in this "blog" format. Didn't happen. So here i am, again, creating something out of nothing, (like a god :).
so here goes...
blank screen/be here now/sparkles/process/growing/erection/agast/worth/whores/money... bear with me... value has zillions of faces, so it follows that there are zillions upon zillions of valuable ways to achieve value. (sounds a tad redundant, i know...) each way has an intrinsic value, (same as its end goal) - like a painting has value. when Van gogh was a little boy, the scribbles he made were worthless. now, those same scribbles would fetch millions. Who knew???:)
A Van Gogh painting is a good example of the PROCESSES involved in the building of value. Granted, it's a bit extreme, but nevertheless it works and here's why. Anything we do, anything, has a value (even if it would only get a sad smile on the open market). Lendle or Borischnokoff or Holmes weren't commanding hugh amounts of money as kids. They had to train. And what do you think we're doing???
Sure, it's hard to imagine anything WE do as "a valuable action that will EVENTUALLY have a payoff". But we hope. Establishing presences on this hosting site is our way of HOPEing.
That's clear. What's not clear is how valuable the tiny, little adjustments we made in our bodies/psyches, all the time, so that we could create the ever-more beautiful expressions of art, and show them here.
That "all the time" thing, lost most of you, because we've said that old things have value. ('cept old men :) Somewhere in the back of our reptilian brain, we automatically associate age with survival. How that works is simple - it's ALWAYS been kill or be killed. If we avoided death long enough, we got old. us old guys have value. The ways that we avoided death, became just so much our "lifestyles". The more options/"lifestyles" we knew of, the more smarts we had handy and the older we got. ;)
I'll try this again - i STILL don't get it. value is strongly associated with scarcity. so it follows, that actions done over and over again, "all the time" or a lifestyle ;) are NOT SCARCE and have little or no value. oh, I see - gold is extremely scarce, so it's got at least one valuable attribute - hence its value. the tiny, little adjustments in our paint-strokes or behavior (in and of themselves) have little value.
The only "value" they've got is in their results. Our art is an example.