Great analysis. Thanks.

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Polanyi left a potential Nobel in chemistry behind sixty years ago, and dedicated his life to study what she is trying to explain on that note about “communicative intents”. So a frustration paper is not a bad thing.

Anyway, I don’t read the news, and neither of them gets to the point. Reality is two steps removed.

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I had a look at Ethan Mollick's substack. The posts themselves are quite good, but in the comments of a few posts there were those saying how people basically are "word prediction machines".

It surprises me that people can write things like this, since it's almost immediately refuted by basic experience.

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in other words, it's not the modern culture itself, and really, not even so much the purely intellectual view of the dead world.

It's a way of attending to experience that cuts out all that matters.

And it's actually the easiest thing in the world, once you realize that, to shift attention.

Shift back to the open, boundlessness which we already are, always.

That's the easy part.

The hard part is to stop looking out at what we think is wrong, and recognize the anger, revenge seeking, fear, craving, etc that shapes our every thought, feeling and impulse.

Each moment each of us stops looking out and starts taking responsibility, we give a gift to the whole world - no, the whole universe, since as Sri Aurobindo has repeatedly said (though mostly ignored because it sounds like "illusionism") there is no "world" in the way we "think" about it.

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