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Interesting words from Mr. Eisenstein

Discussion in 'The New Monster Thread' started by Martin, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Martin

    Martin Gold

    Interesting article on Pollack's book...
    http://charleseisenstein.net/the-waters-of-heterodoxy-g-pollacks-the-fourth-phase-of-water/

    From his website: http://charleseisenstein.net/about-charles/
    "In addition to writing books and essays, I have been doing a tremendous amount of public speaking. Sometimes, especially when I am tired from traveling, I wonder if the world needs yet another man performing “speaker up in front of an audience.” Why not stay at home and use technology? But I find that something happens in person that is irreplaceable. For one thing, at live events I can see the expressions on people’s faces, and I respond to that in real-time, engaging in a sort of dialog. Secondly, my speaking is not just about conveying ideas. Something else rides the vehicle of the words, even if the topic is something mundane like steady-state economics. I sometimes describe my experience as a speaker as being plugged into a field that is not my creation, but is generated by the audience and by something beyond the audience. Besides, I find that my thinking stagnates and my heart atrophies when I am in front of my computer too much. I need to interact with real people, face to face. That’s why I travel and speak."
     
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