Thursday, 2 February 2012

New Millennium, New Century,

New Millennium, New Century, New Pastures.

Leading on from my last post on matters concerning the way the mind can be encouraged to block an idea or trend that is potentially dangerous or seen to be so to the driver or driving force or the opposite treatment of the  idea that can be seen as a welcome refreshment to the open mind looking for a new reality.  I have since read in the Steve Jobs biography of what came to be known to those working with and for him as his; Distortion of Reality Field. It seems this was a technique in which he developed the ability while talking to a colleague or someone he wished to take along a path which the other suspected was not grounded in reality but a manifestation of his ability to 'read ' people emotionally and exploit by will power a generally conceded desire to please the acknowledged superior brain.

The idea that in some way the alpha male can produce exploit and maintain a flow of fresh new and fertile ideas and not acknowledge their source, is a common one among those who have worked for any number of years within the confines of the urban jungle. Where the conflict of demarcation between a crushing of the spirit and the essential fight back required to do the best job and to claim one's own authorship is a conundrum I often found was settled in my own case, and probably in many others, by the prosaic demands of the crust on the table, the clothes for the children,the mortgage and the thousand and one other trivia that make the life of urban man fighting his corner. There are few in the class of Steve Jobs, that is a given, but there are thousands who use a moderation of his technique to win a little here and a little there each day.

There does seem to me to be, with the advent of the ultimate dream machine, which Mr.Jobs and his colleagues have helped bring to fruition as productive and fertile life with a new and vastly rewarding, explosive dimension of endeavour that he may have sensed but could no more define just where it would all ultimately lead any more than I could visualize how my own mental upheaval might develop with the input of other minds. The tragic early demise of Mr.Jobs as I see in his biography apparently had a self full filling element, which in my own experience of the way reality was so completely distorted for me, was the very trivia of urban life proving the saving grace. Allowing me to slowly recover my equilibrium in the hands of professional medics and a forgiving and loving family.

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