In life, you have as much room to be as your environment grants you.
Room as in elbow room…
The environment you are in, at home, at work, at the pub, at the club, in the community van…
My brother has a lot of room to be when he is with his friends. He is funny, he is smart, maybe even glib… that is the only place anywhere he has some room to be. Maybe he had room to be at work… he is retired now. Everywhere else he is under the “thumb” of someone… under the tyranny of someone. He should be different, do different… never OK, never enough, never the one… except maybe his grandkids? still adoring him… for how long?
I left Hungary to have more room to be someone more than who I felt the environment allowed me there to be.
You create your own reality with the context. And inside that context you look at things… And the context, unless attended to, is mostly creating a reality that you don’t want. But because you don’t know how to create context, that is what you created. bummer, eh?
Context is decisive. And yet 99% of humans cannot wrap their minds around the context. Context is invisible… and most people can’t see it. But…
The quality of your life, your life experience doesn’t depend on the content, it only depends on the context. On the invisible.
The previous article should have explained it all, but it probably wasn’t enough. So let’s poke around this topic some more.
Most of us don’t live in a world of our own design, or unless you consider all the voices in your head, it is the voices’ design, not yours.
The best method of learning is not linear. It is holographic. Your picture always contains the whole picture… even if it is still fuzzy… so the context is already set. You know where and how things fit in the big picture.
Miko brings up a topic that can lead us to some useful learning practices, a more useful knowledge base, a life with direction, and maybe even to a life worth living.
Sophie, what I got from this article is that persistent hammering on a task is a way to raise my TLB score, and that it’s natural that it’s going to be fuzzy at the beginning, but that’s no reason to quit.
I’ve been studying philosophy, as an experiment of sorts, and I recently got a text to work with as a homework, where my experience is a bit like what you described here — I don’t understand half the words. But I’m starting to see that as I look some of them up, and re-read the paragraphs, some of the things are getting a little clearer.
So the thing for me to do is to go through the whole text again… and again, if I must.