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TWTS – Intro to The Speaking Up Process

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TWTS – Episode 84 – Intro to The Speaking Up Process

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It’s time to listen to the world.

Telling our stories has never been more important, or easier! I’ve simplified the older Speaking Up process into four questions which naturally guide us through the stages of grief and learning, to help us clarify the most important experiences of our past, present, and future, so we can understand one another at our most human level. The more of these stories of loves, losses, dreams, and needs we hear from the world, the more informed we’ll all be about who we are and where we want to go, as a whole planet, full of Earthlings who are, simultaneously both very similar, and quite unique…

Loves – What are your most precious people and/or places that have helped you feel most alive?

Losses – How have those people and/or places not been able to get what they needed to flourish? And how have their struggles effected you, personally?

Dreams – Thinking about these precious people/places, what would you most love to create and/or explore as a way to honor them, or take excellent care of them, in some deeply meaningful way?

Needs – Which specific basic physical resources does your body require for you to be able to effectively work towards your dreams? (Human physical needs can be categorized as: regular access to nutritious food, clean water, fresh air, comfortable warmth, inspiring light, useful information, and outlets for expressing the body’s excess solids, liquids, gasses, and energy.)

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Will you please share your story with me and the rest of the world?

Cambridge Historical Society collecting stories covid-19

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Links referenced in episode:

All of my Speaking Up blog posts

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

We have land! Thanks to generous donations, my dream of starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves has real, material beginnings! We now have a (very cheap) small blop of property in mid-coast Maine, and I’m seeking folks who can help physically build spaces for volunteers to live, and the public to explore and create with us.

Also, if you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

I’ve created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have a high score of non-Bitcoin banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/. Or just search for “Turil” in podcasts.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Reconnecting to the Beginning

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TWTS – Episode 83 – Reconnecting to the Beginning

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What is the core awareness of life? Pain and pleasure of the body. Repression or growth. Focus on the inputs and outputs from the organism, allowing everything outside the system to simply be complex neutral patterns in an ocean of waves of concentration and dissipation.

Letting go, temporarily, of the intellectual and emotional assessments of the patterns we see around us in the ocean that is our universe can help us reconnect to life itself, and listen carefully to our core awareness of how our current environment is taking care of our needs, to help us decide if we are healthy where we are, or if we need to move elsewhere to become healthier.

NASA photo of the sun

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Links referenced in episode:

When the Body Says No: Mind/body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection W/ Dr. Gabor Maté (video)

Russell Brand & Gabor Mate | Damaged Leaders Rule The World (video)

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

We have land! Thanks to generous donations, my dream of starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves has real, material beginnings! We now have a (very cheap) small blop of property in mid-coast Maine, and I’m seeking folks who can help physically build spaces for volunteers to live, and the public to explore and create with us.

Also, if you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

I’ve created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have a high score of non-Bitcoin banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/. Or just search for “Turil” in podcasts.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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The Great Unknowing

Can we unknow? Open up space for something different?

It’s time for humanity to evolve.

We do that by refocusing on what really matters, the physical elements that go into making up the people and places that we love so much — the people and places that most need our gentle attention to heal.

We can open our eyes, ears, hearts, and minds to understanding those around us for who and what they really are, rather than what we thought we knew before everything changed.

Now is a time for Listening Up.

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With love,
and listening,
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Small is the New Big – our planet’s new age

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TWTS – The Architecture: A Nervous System for the Earth

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TWTS – Episode 82 – The Architecture: A Nervous System for the Earth

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Social Media, and the internet itself, is about to evolve.

We can direct our communications in a simple decision tree based on evolution, with random mutation and natural selection helping us organize our content, effectively, efficiently, and responsibly, so that we serve our subjective priorities beautifully, for a more informed and inspired species.

I call this The Architecture for a New Internet. Bold, yet humble, is it not?

(Note: this podcast works best if you’re looking at the map itself, so clicky on that picture!)

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Links referenced in episode:

Time for a Global Circulatory and Nervous System (video)

A New Architecture for Planetary Procreation (video)

The earlier post announcing this map/idea: https://turil.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/a-love-letter/

My Reddit post describing the “who” level categories in general

Big thanks to Patrick at the Alewife, Massachusetts Staples for generously helping record this podcast!

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

We have land! Thanks to generous donations, my dream of starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves has real, material beginnings! We now have a (very cheap) small blop of property in mid-coast Maine, and I’m seeking folks who can help physically build spaces for volunteers to live, and the public to explore and create with us.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Small is the New Big

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TWTS – Episode 81 – Small is the New Big

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A tiny ball of confusion hits the Earth, pushing the status quo off the edge, dramatically eliminating the dinosaur memes, and allowing the small and furry memes of the Earth to reconnect with what it is that they most need, at the deepest core.

We now know what the memetic version of the genetic dinosaur’s infamous comet is. A tiny, spiky sphere of viral RNA.

Yes, the waiting is over. We are now leaping upwards, into humanity’s developmental level 1000, focusing on first, second, and third person input, with a whole new, planetary level output opening up to our awareness.

What do we need now?

Universal Material Health.

Starting at home.

And ever so slowly expanding outward, to encompass the entire globe.

Food, water, air, warmth, light, and information that is qualitatively better, for us all, so that we can mature into a global consciousness of peak self-awareness — an emergent wisdom of a new, all encompassing Age of Enlightenment.

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Maslow 2.0

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Links referenced in episode:

The Grand Solstice of Life on Earth (video episode)

An old, sparse website introducing the CREATE Space project: http://www.createspaceearth.org

A Small and Furry Government (podcast episode 13)

Safe Spaces for Mammalian Memes (podcast episode 78)

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

We have land! Thanks to generous donations, my dream of starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves has real, material beginnings! We now have a (very cheap) small blop of property in mid-coast Maine, and I’m seeking folks who can help physically build spaces for volunteers to live, and the public to explore and create with us.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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How to Love (like a bro)

A duckumentary, for you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

With love,
T

What is Consciousness?

In this new video, I explore defining consciousness in a simple, extremely realistic, physics-based way, looking at how atoms that are “informationally connected” in molecules (and larger material objects) are aware of their current states, and potential future states. The more complex the connected matter system becomes, and the more possible future states it has, the more consciousness we can describe it as having. This also could be considered “free will” in a deterministic universe.

What do you think? Does this explain consciousness robustly and clearly enough for you?

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The Library of All Stories

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TWTS – Episode 80 – The Library of All Stories

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Happy Winter Solstice!

Enjoy the library. :-)

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Links referenced in episode:

Last Year’s Solstice Video: The Grand Solstice of Life on Earth

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

We have land! Thanks to generous donations, my dream of starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves has real, material beginnings! We now have a (very cheap) small blop of property in mid-coast Maine, and I’m seeking folks who can help physically build spaces for volunteers to live, and the public to explore and create with us.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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The Speaking Up Process in Action! Featuring Ellie (my mom)

Loves, losses, dreams, and needs.

The Speaking Up process is a simple way to refine our dialogue so that we can explore, clarify, and share our most meaningful stories of who we are and what we want in life.

In this beautiful video that I’m so very happy has come into being, I guide my mother through my four questions, so that not only can she share her stories with us, but also so that you can learn a bit more about how this process can work, and be adapted to diverse situations and individuals.

I very much hope you enjoy it!

For more about the Speaking Up process, please check out the category list for previous posts on this blog, or find me on Reddit or Twitter and explore!

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Links referenced in episode:

A list of my posts about the Speaking Up process

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

An old, sparse website introducing the CREATE Space project: http://www.createspaceearth.org

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

We have land now! Whoohoooo!

My big goal is literally close enough to walk on and touch with your toes! Thanks to generous donations I’m finally in the physical stages of starting CREATE Space, a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’ve finally purchased (very cheap) property, that can use a whole lot of love, in a small town in mid-coast Maine. So now I’m actively seeking folks who can help figure out how to make some (free) housing for volunteers, and some public workshop spaces for doing our creative work, as well as folks to help sort out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever. Please connect with me using one of the links here if you have any suggestions or want to join us!

If you want to toss us a little Bitcoinage , this is the wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Morality: A How To

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TWTS – Episode 79 – Morality: A How To

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Where do you draw the line? What do you stand for? Is it more important to you to conserve the good things that are already here, or is it more important to liberate new possibilities?

It’s all good.

But there’s this one simple trick!

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Links referenced in episode:

Peter Draws: http://www.peterdraws.com

A quincunx/Galton board you can play with to see the bell curve in action

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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Safe Spaces for Mammalian Memes

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TWTS – Episode 78 –

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We’re seeing history repeat itself, on a higher level now. We kinda know how the story of the dinosaurs’ genes went, and now we can see the dinosaur memes flame out too, to be recycled into informational fuel for the future.

While that happens, our small, furry, pro-social, creative memes need a place to hide out for a while. We can CREATE spaces for us to be safe, while we focus on taking excellent care of the basic needs of the small resourceful groups that are starting to spread out into the cracks and crevices of our planet, staying well away from the oversized, aggressive, dangerous beasts of centralized corporations and national governments.

You can join me in working to make truly safe spaces for all of our mammalian memes, and the bodies that contain them, or just go for it on your own, in your own local spaces.

It might not be the most comfortable time on the Earth right now, but if we focus on the best stuff, in small, decentralized ways, we just need to hang tight for a bit, and then we’ll finally inherit the Earth.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Love,
Turil

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Links referenced in episode:

The video podcast this one is following up on: The Grand Solstice of Life on Earth

Speaker John Ash’s Twitter thread that partly inspired this story

An old, sparse website introducing the CREATE Space project: http://www.createspaceearth.org

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Entropy is Provocative

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TWTS – Episode 77 – Entropy is Provocative

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Memetic procreation is fun!

Happy Birthday to me! (I’m 50! Yay!)

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaker John Ash’s video on the creative unpredictability of communication Words: Distilling a Distributed Excitation of a Body of Cells

Speaker John Ash’s very sweet song about meeting someone else in one’s cautious explorations: Snail

Peter Draws is a wisdom dealer, offering free words. Find lots of his words, and non-words, here, and how about a couple of them over here too?

It’s pretty, and clever, and I like it Terran’s titanium anodizer. (He made my fork yellow-purple once. I didn’t know yellow-purple was a color before then. It was very nice. I still have the fork, but the yellow-purple wore off.)

This, right here, is a placeholder for something new. Some idea, perhaps from you, that dances beautifully with my own ideas!

“A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way. But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.” ~ Albert Einstein

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – This is Valuable

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TWTS – Episode 76 – This is Valuable

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How do we bring our own personal values, of what we most want to get from the universe, and most want to share with the universe, into the internet culture and economy?

I explore a bit about what value is, and ask for ideas and help for incorporating our priorities, in some quantifiable way, into our communications online, in social media, government, education, and basic physical needs.

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Links referenced in episode:

Speaker John Ash’s video on quantified human value #Trashtag: Social Proof of Work

Choice blindness | Petter Johansson | TEDxUppsalaUniversity video (Talking about the “explain why you prefered this photo” study.)

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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For David.

Thank you my honey!

You opened a space in my life for me to follow a crazy path to exactly where I needed to be. Thank you, also, for giving me the astounding courage, and a reason, to struggle through a dangerous and scary path, and keep moving forward, with a central goal of wanting to figure out how to help you, and other humans, be less angry, scared, and hopeless, so that your most beautiful soul could finally shine.

Without this vast unknown void of space you pushed me into, I would never have found my way into the homeless shelters, and understood the depth of our human system’s brokenness, and the beauty of some of the most unfortunate women banding together to help one another heal. And I would have never befriended Peter Draws! Which allowed me to explore my art side again, and really figure out the philosophical extravert brain (while he, and I, and everyone around us, made that weird relationship a truly #lifeisweird phenomenon, where a bunch of people got a little too hurt, again…), which then allowed me to seek out, and much better understand how to relate to Speaker John Ash, who is similar to Peter, but with an addition of a super geeky intellect as well. And befriending him offered me an extremely good reason to explore quantified reward systems (the evolution of money), so that I could totally revamp and finish my design of a universal guide to telling our stories for AI-type systems, which turned into something like the internet 3.0 (a healthy, democratic, nervous system for our planet). Which is also likely to lead me to finishing my theory of everything. The universal algorithm. God. Entropy. Evolution. Life, the universe, and everything.

Nice.

And, without you pushing me, I never would have been in Palermo, where I had to apply for SSI/SSDI, which led me to getting SSI and US$, which led me to getting Bitcoin, and then you led me to coming to Massachusetts again (to go to court to deal with that crazy old thing we did), which led me to getting SSDI, which is leading me to coming very close to getting a home for us all, including CREATE Space, and also led me to hanging around MIT and AI folks, which led me to thinking about making something for technology/AI to learn about humanity as it’s primary goal.

Bringing all this full circle.

It’s all happening! Still slowly. But still happening. The future I wrote about for us in Dragonfly, or something like that story, seems almost close enough to touch now.

I love you. No matter where you are, you are always in my heart, and my soul, and my thoughts, and my desires. You gave me a core belief in myself, a purpose, and a reason to value my ideals, even when things seemed so hopeless. (And you literally gave me directions when I was, also literally, lost in the dark, to get to that edge of land and sea and sky, in California, where I gave up my old beliefs of the world needing to be better, and offered myself to the universe as her servant, as I helped her create a better world.)

And I hope that some day very soon I can help you find everything you need for your own beautiful, brilliant, compassionate, passionate soul to let go of the old stories of the past, embrace a wide open potential future, and awaken and expand your most good, true, and beautiful self out into reality.

You are always, always, always, welcome in my life, wherever you want to be in it.

I dream of holding your hand again.

And walking in the world beside you, as we discover, and create, our future.

a love letter

With so much gratitude, I offer the Earth…

The Architecture for Planetary Procreation! – a new algorithm for a future internet that is fully aimed at serving the input and output needs of the whole planet.

It’s both a pattern for evolving our stories and visions of a better future, in a healthy, emergent, decentralized way, and also a design for organizing an entire planet’s worth of life’s offerings and requests, in a healthy, democratic, centralized way. It’s a grand architecture for categorizing and directing content of all manner, for the most effective use, in the form of a noosphere, aka, a global nervous system!

Here’s a video explaining a bit about the purpose of it.

And here’s an updated version of the Maslow 2.0 hierarchy of needs which describes the next level of detail for the architecture process.

It’s time to play!

Want to join me?

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Links referenced in this post:

Speaker John Ash’s Social Proof of Work video

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Noosphere: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noosphere

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The decentralized planet community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/redditdecentralized

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

A list of my posts about the Speaking Up process

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

Yay!

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You are a valuable resource

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“Each person is uniquely qualified at something. They have some specific knowledge, capability, and desire that nobody else in the world does. That’s just purely from the combinatorics of human DNA and development. And so your goal in life is to find out the people… the project… the art that needs you the most. Because there’s something out there just for you.”

~Naval Ravikant

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Your uniqueness makes you fit into the universe in some special way, that no one else could. The same is true for every other animal, vegetable, mineral, etc., in the universe. We are all capable of something that someone, somewhere, absolutely needs. Our goal in life is to find out what that is.

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a bit more going with the flow – part 2: the extra good stuff

Here is the second part to my little video intro to an idea about how to have more productive flow in our relationships with the world. This covers the real deal flow stuff in our relationships where we find others to support and create with.

Enjoy!

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Here is the full size handout that goes with with video:

And here is the first post with video #1:

a little bit of going with the flow

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a little bit of going with the flow

Here is a little video intro to an idea about how to have more productive flow in our relationships with the world. It’s just a funny way to think about what we want to do, and how we can do it more effectively by exploring the world around us a bit more, to seek out those who want what we want to express, and want to express what we want to get.

Enjoy!

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And here is the full size handout that goes with with video:

TWTS – How to Know What’s Right and True

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TWTS – Episode 75 – How to Know What is Right and True

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The title of this is a good old fashioned bait and switch, really. That’s because I want to talk about the question itself. I want to talk about these concepts of “right and wrong” and “true and false”.

These ideas are based in a limited, one dimensional, linear view of reality, which, while useful sometimes, is generally ineffective in the long term, and/or on large scales. To get a more effective view of reality, we can look at things from a higher dimension, with more complexity, seeing how reality is like a tree branching outwards in a fractal pattern. It’s not always easy! But it’s worth it if we want to find good solutions to our problems and gain more joy and meaning in life.

Ultimately, from the perspective of the center of the universe, “right” is just a subjective direction. All directions are “right” if every direction is available and interesting and moving reality forward, or “true”, just like every branch of a tree is the right branch.

So, whatever you do, and whomever you are, is what’s right, from the universe’s perspective.

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Links referenced in episode:

The British Royal Institution’s (for science) video “How to Think Like a Mathematician – with Eugenia Cheng” which talks about moving up a level of understanding to see the complexity of things a bit more.

Me on Twitter: thewiseturtle

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

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TWTS – The Best… For What Purpose?

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TWTS – Episode 74 – The Best… For What Purpose?

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When we are asking for the “best” option or solution to a problem, it’s very useful to also be clear about:

Why are we asking the question? (Who, specifically, are we trying to help, and what are we specifically trying to help them get or do?)

How are the complex probabilities, and values of each option/solution, being simplified (to reach a single “best” answer)?

Bias, aka, subjective perspective, is a necessary part of a healthy, diverse system, but it can be problematic when we’re not aware of why individuals are coming up with dramatically different answers to what can seem, on the surface, like the exact same question.

For example, when asking an important question such as “Do we want to vaccinate ourselves and/or our children?” we can look at what our own, personal, goals are in life, what the options available to us are, how we give weight to the different possibilities, and what the probability is that the “best” choice is going to help us achieve our goals, relative to what the probabilities are that the other choices will get us to where we want to be.

And then we can seek to understand all of these things — goals, available options, and assessed probabilities — for everyone else who’s asking the same question and getting different answers, whether those others are animals, vegetables, or minerals even (computers, etc.).

Of course, understanding why their “weird” answers are the “best” from their perspective doesn’t mean that our own best answers aren’t the best for us. We might not need to change our own ideas about the best answers to our own problems when learning about others at all, since our own goals and options are probably different. But even so, getting to know a little more more about others’ thought processes is just a healthy way to feel more comfortable with the diversity of goals, and approaches to those goals, that life creates.

Or, we can skip the deep exploration of why and how, and just trust that life is doing what it needs to do, as we individually learn how to take excellent care of the specific people, places, and things that we find most precious.

Also, ultimately, we can become aware of the reality that life, as a whole, has to explore all the different options for all the different tactics, so that every time living organisms are thrust into new situations and new environments, there is someone, somewhere, capable of navigating through the new territory effectively, specifically because of their particularly abnormal modus operandi.

As strange as others’ answers might seem to us, and our answers might seem to them, all of our answers, and our thinking processes, are probably important for the success of life as a whole.

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Links referenced in episode:

The diverse roles different personality types fill in a healthy planetary system

Video explaining machine learning (deep learning) by the wonderful YouTube math guy “3blue1brown”

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – The Old New You: a Ritual Practice

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TWTS – Episode 73 – The Old New You: a Ritual Practice

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We can use our old stories to tell new stories, and make new habits by choosing to engage in practice work that prepares us to create, explore, dream, and do, in more effective ways when we are faced with life’s bigger challenges. And the more regularly we choose to play with these rituals of connecting with ourselves and others in meaningful ways, the more comfortable we can become as we navigate through the flow that is a robust and rewarding life.

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Links referenced in episode:

A list of my posts about the Speaking Up process

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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Happy Winter Solstice!

I wish you all the best creating, exploring, dreaming, and doing this coming year.

Namaste

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TWTS – SciFi Cities

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TWTS – Episode 72 – SciFi Cities

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Combine Burning Man together with a farmers’ market with a library and a mini forest, and maybe that’s a bit like what a neighborhood in our future cities will be like. The ultimate in multi-use urban development, emerging out of a combination of technology, specialization, networking, and good old fashioned humanity getting messy and doing the really meaningful and awesome work that needs doing.

Not like Blade Runner. Way more friendly, fun, diverse, and welcoming. For everyone.

Future cities are places you really want to live at least some of the time. While also leaving some of the time, to go off on your own for a while. And then return to, to share and reconnect.

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Links referenced in episode:

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Fake Fake News

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TWTS – Episode 71 – Fake Fake News

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You only get fake answers when you ask fake questions. Fake answers are great when we are looking for some nice fiction, but when we want more honest, meaningful, personal, and important answers with which to make crucial decisions about the world, then we want the fake fake news, aka., the real news.

So how do we ask questions that lead to the best, more useful answers?

Ask everyone to Speak Up about the stuff that gets their blood flowing, so to speak.

Best Things (Loves): What most precious people, places, and things in the universe do you most value and want to take good care of?

Challenges (Losses): How have you struggled, or are struggling, with being able to protect the people, places, and things you love?

Purpose (Dreams): What do you most want to create and/or explore in this vast universe? (Eg., stuff for taking good care of physical bodies, for creating heathy living spaces, for building healthy communities on a larger scale, and for generating the most flourishing global culture possible.)

Needs (Hopes): What basic resources does your body most need in order to continue to work on your life’s purpose effectively? (In general: inputs of high quality food, water, air, warmth, light, information, and outlets for expressing the body’s excess solids, liquids, gases, and energy.)

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Links referenced in episode:

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – How To Be Comfortable with Chaos

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TWTS – Episode 70 – How To Be Comfortable with Chaos

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Control versus freedom. Predictability versus unpredictability. Arbitrariness versus randomness.

Life is messy, and fluctuating, and we sometimes want to learn how to deal with the unknown better.

Here’s a bit of my story of how I learned to live with the chaos of a messy life.

I gave up thinking I could plan, and control, everything.

I understood that failure and sadness are a normal part of the learning/grieving process.

I learned to let go of my attachment to the details of what I loved and lost, while embracing the more important overall ideals and ideas of what I still want to get, so that I might find something similar but new that the universe might be happy to give me.

And I learned to see that the whole fluid movement of the interacting stories of all of our lives is beautiful on a large scale, even if the details of my own situations might be ugly sometimes.

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Links referenced in episode:

A list of my posts about the Speaking Up process

Byron Katie’s inquiry process (which inspired my own Speaking Up process)

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

Peter Draws glowy ink in water video

My version of a glowy ink in water video

More of me!: www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Art & Science

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TWTS – Episode 69 – Art & Science

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Humans are extraordinarily majestic when it comes to the arts and sciences, and as we move into the future where technology — computers, AI (if we ever help truly intelligent synthetic beings evolve), robots, etc. — can take over the jobs that we humans find boring or dangerous in a bothersome way, humanity will become far more free to focus on exploring and creating new art and science.

So what is art? What is science?

Art is the emotional connection and communication with various media — the two-dimensional relationship between you and your medium, or you and your audience (via a medium/media). Art is the individual, subjective stories of what it’s like to be an individual relating to someone or something else in our big ol’ universe.

And science is taking two more more of those art stories and simplifying, analyzing, and comparing them to one another, collectively, to find the important similarities and differences so that we can generate a more broad, literally objective, view of reality.

art + art = science

art + art = science

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Links referenced in episode:

Peter Draws a community of lines Must Art have an Objective? (video)

Understanding Comics, a book, by Scott McCloud

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

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TWTS – Serotonin is the Soul

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TWTS – Episode 68 – Serotonin is the Soul

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Serotonin is the deep, philosophical, self-defining chemical that governs our most important connection with external reality.

Dopamine is the physical motivation chemical, but serotonin is the one that *inspires* you to become your best possible self, and find your place in the grand experience of the whole universe of space and time. When you are feeling at one with the universe, in pure euphoria, naturally, it’s because serotonin is letting you know that your patterns of biological input and output are literally synchronized with reality’s grand purpose.

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Links referenced in episode:

A somewhat easy to read scientific explanation of the history of serotonin: Evolutionary ancient roles of serotonin: long-lasting regulation of activity and development.

A discussion about this podcast on Reddit: Serotonin: it’s probably not what you think it is. It’s definitely not what mainstream science and media portray it to be. Serotonin is your soul, which comes online around age 39.75.

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – What is This Thing?

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TWTS – Episode 67 – What is This Thing?

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A little wandering exploration of one of the most basic elements of the universe, the it-y “thingness” of each of the individual elements within reality, from atoms to alligators to Alisons.

These “its” are all about containment, stability, and separation/connection to the rest of existence.

And there are levels. The more boring things are pretty compact and stable. What is “you”, on the other hand, is much more fuzzy, with the center of you being the electromagnetic matter that forms your body, and the edges of you being the little bits of you that are more free flowing outward into the rest of the universe, only held moderately closely to your center through the gravity that holds humanity close to the Earth.

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Links referenced in episode:

This discussion was very much inspired by my new YouTube discovery Speaker John Ash

My weird Discord channel… has now been banned. Discord does not protect minority opinions, or free speech.

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

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TWTS – You Really Can Help Them (Don’t Give Up!)

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TWTS – Episode 66 – You Really Can Help Them (Don’t Give Up!)

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Is what you’re trying to do really important to you to do? But what you’re doing just isn’t working? Are all of your efforts being rejected by whomever you’re trying to help, yourself, your friend/family/companion, your community, your whole culture?

Look at offering help on a different level, then.

There are four basic levels of offering good things to reality:

Physical: first person offerings to the outside environment

Emotional: second person offerings to someone you are close to

Intellectual: third person offerings to the larger infrastructure of the system/group you are a part of

Philosophical: fourth person offerings to the whole world (and beyond)

If you’re failing to accomplish your goals of improving things on one level, try to do something useful at one of the other levels that will indirectly help things at the level you care about most.

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Links referenced in episode:

My weird Discord channel… has now been banned. Discord does not protect minority opinions, or free speech.

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Summer 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – You Are Worth It

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TWTS – Episode 65 – You Are Worth It

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There are no good words. I attempt anyway. You make the universe vaster and deeper when some of the wiggly bits of you complement some of the wiggly bits of me, in some deeply valuable way. Thank you to those of you who have impacted my life, in immeasurable ways, by offering your unique selves to me. You’ve made me a far better human being than I imagined possible.

Special thanks goes out to my beloved David. There really are no good words.

But, thank you from all of the cells in my body, nonetheless.

With you I can fly

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Links:

My weird Discord channel… has now been banned. Discord does not protect minority opinions, or free speech.

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Spring 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

Subscribe to The Wise Turtle Speaks Podcast on iTunes or subscribe manually in your favorite podcast application by using the rss feed address – https://turil.wordpress.com/category/TWTSpodcast/feed/.

(Also, note my “gifts wanted” on the rightmost sidebar for ways to help out in non-monetary ways.)

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TWTS – Who Haven’t You Asked

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TWTS – Episode 63 – Who Haven’t You Asked

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I have a saying “Who haven’t you asked yet?” I guess it stemmed from my quest for answers about how to grow healthfully, and how to deal with anger, after realizing that both I and my beloved husband were so very angry. I found my best answers by looking in all kinds of weird places. Leaving no stone unturned, as they say. By listening to so many different types of individuals, instead of just the ones who were similar to me, I found some really unexpected perspectives which led to some great solutions.

We can form questions in different ways to get the attention of different kinds of individuals, who have different perspectives on the subject. These can be anything from different parts of our own brain to other animals, vegetables, minerals, and whatnot that we encounter in our lives — anything that happens to have some kind of information that we might not have, or haven’t yet tried to apply to our current problem we’re trying to solve.

Here are the kinds of questions that we can ask, in chronological order, as we seek to achieve a goal and encounter a problematic something or other (X):

Physical (Negative/Past): What caused X?

Emotional: What do others think of my theory about what caused X?

Intellectual: How does my theory fail to predict reality?

Philosophical: What IS reality (here and now)?

Physical (Positive/Future): How can we work WITH reality (to achieve our goal)?

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What do they know?
Did you ask them?

(Oh, and inertia was the word I was looking for!)

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Links referenced in episode:

The MIT Media Lab event that this was partly a reaction to Curious Minds: from building knowledge networks to inciting political resistance

My weird Discord channel… has now been banned. Discord does not protect minority opinions, or free speech.

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Big Picture:

My big goal that is getting very much closer, thanks to generous donations, is starting a non-profit community resource hub with resident artists, techies, and educators all working with the community to find creative solutions using available resources to serve the needs of the community members freely and unconditionally so that everyone can be their best possible selves. I’m currently (Spring 2018) starting to seriously look for (very cheap) property, ideally an old farm, probably in mid-coast Maine, and seeking folks who can help figure out the legal stuff of starting a non-profit or whatever, and putting the property into a trust so that it’s always there to serve the needs of those who live there.

I’ve also created a Patreon creator account for those who believe that my work is valuable and who have an excess number of banking points (aka $’s, £’s, ¥, or whatever).

If you want to toss me a little Bitcoinage, this is my wallet address: 1KH9wQmrRrpaMKYM3WFrMJBTGhNGhjBHLo

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TWTS – The Evolution of You

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TWTS – Episode 62 – The Evolution of You

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You are made of a vast number of wiggles… vibrations of quantum particles, making vibrating atoms, making vibrating molecules, making vibrating cells, making vibrating organs, making a vibrating living organism. All of it combined is you. You are one big complex wave.

And your wave is always adding complementary, compatible, yet slightly incompatible, other waves to it, to help you become a better you. A you that fits together better.

In this podcast I ramble around the idea of what makes you you, and not, for example, a lamp, and why you are probably pretty compatible with me, even looking all the way back to you as a zygote!


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Links referenced in episode:

Super awesome interactive thingie for learning about sound waves and how they combine

My older podcast about the brain understanding things independent from the vast chaos of random realitypodcast about brain understanding things

My weird Discord channel… has now been banned. Discord does not protect minority opinions, or free speech.

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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a meme for mother Earth – #mymostpreciousthing


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Starting from high above and slowly zooming in on our planet you will naturally find a person, place, or thing to rest your vision on, something that seems to be the most cherished out of all of the rest of the world for you.

What is your most precious thing?

Feel free to share the image and/or your story of your most precious thing with anyone and everyone, so that we can all better see the treasures surrounding our lives which we most want to protect, preserve, and help flourish.

Love,
Turil

I also spoke about my most precious thing in the special podcast last Solstice. My beloved David. Happy Birthday my honey!

Entropy makes life better, always and forever.

Life just keeps getting more complex, more fun, more weird, more interesting, and more creative, over time, because entropy, in both it’s meanings, continues to increase. And life is the peak of entropy.

This may sound odd if you’ve been taught the old, Newtonian, explanations of entropy, but this is the modern, quantum physics, understanding of how reality works and what entropy represents.

Entropy is an increase in the number of possible combinations of elements, either in the universe as a whole over time, or in a single set of things.

We are awesome, and will (most likely) get more awesome over time, on average, for infinitely long.

The universe loves life!

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TWTS – Solstice – Addendum – A Personal Story of Loss

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TWTS – Episode 61 – Solstice – Addendum – A Personal Story of Loss

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My own reflection of what I’ve lost, an introspection on the past decade of my life, without my beloved husband and without a healthy community that supports my basic needs for food, water, air, warmth, light, information, and the freedom to express myself fully.

I’ve used this loss to define myself and my goals for creating a better world. I hope that you can explore your own losses and define yourself with them so that you, too, can clarify your goals and ideals for what you want to do with your life!

Namaste

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Links referenced in episode:

I also (temporarily, at least) recently lost a beautiful relationship I had with my friend Peter, when he decided he needed to be destructive to his community, before he rebuilds: https://youtu.be/raQKg5p0Jfo

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

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The Grand Solstice of Life on Earth

In the grand procession of the Earth, we not only move through yearly seasons of life – the emotionally expressive Summer, the intellectually introspective Fall, the philosophically/spiritually deep darkness of Winter, and then the explosively passionate and playful and productive Spring – but we move through these stages on personal and cultural levels as well.

So, in this cultural, seasonal, and maybe personal time of Solstice pausing and reflecting, I suggest that we consider sharing our stories of loss, so that we might better understand who we are and what we most value in life, so that we can slowly come back together – after so much fighting, and then dividing and retreating from one another – as a larger, more collaborative, more compassionate, more connected, whole.

With Gratitude,
Turil

TWTS – Letters In Your Brain

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TWTS – Episode 59 – Letters In Your Brain

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Consider how the brain could function in a way that is pretty literally just recording the sensations that your body physically experiences (from the wavelength of light to the temperature and pressure of touch to the chemicals of smell) when you encounter some unique thing, by drawing little diagrams – like the letter “A” only way more complex and in 3D – in the brain using the neurons as endpoints and the axons and dendrites connecting them as the lines. When remembering something, we might literally just be replaying the physical experience in the body in some way, with full sensurround experience. (Just on a more subtle scale most of the time.)

And memories, ideas, language, etc. are fuzzy because the diagrams that get drawn with the biological stuff inside the brain are like waves describing probability, rather than simple, unchanging, written-in-stone “facts”. When I experience the color purple, most of the time it’s a pleasant experience, but occasionally it’s not, so the brain remembers those edge cases, as well as the more common ones, to use for future predictions about what might happen when those sensory experiences occur again.

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Links referenced in episode:

Podcast on Consciousness is Contraction

PBS Infinite Series’ video on mapping the network diagrams of the brain: https://youtu.be/rlI1KOo1gp4

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil (on hiatus): https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – Life is a Grand Experiment

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TWTS – Episode 58 – Life is a Grand Experiment

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Evolution, be it genetic or memetic or otherwise, is the process of taking two unique wholes, splitting them in half (or more, perhaps) and combining those halves with different halves, making entirely new wholes. The wholes go on to split up so that they, too, can expand out into the larger environment — from the tiny spaces inside a tidal pool, to a whole solar system, or any other scale of space that life exists within — and what happens on their unique journey, going their own separate ways and then re/connecting with all the other individual animals, vegetables, minerals, and such, as the whole system is explored, is recorded in the memories and general structure of the matter that makes us “individual things” up. And then the best, most interesting, most useful, most relevant, information forms one grand story of Everything That Is.

These stories — information packets in any form, genes, art, ideas, culture, etc. — of things that work best for nurturing all the individual things in the system, helping them function and grow and thrive, are shared as widely as possible, so that they can be used to make more, new, individuals/wholes, forever pairing with other parts never before combined. (And the least useful, interesting, helpful stories get forgotten, for the most part, except perhaps as examples of what not to do). The more that this process of taking the best parts of one individual person, place, or thing, and smooshing them together with the best parts of another individual person, place, or thing happens, the more effective, interesting, and delightful life gets overall, for both the individuals and the whole amazing system.

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Links referenced in episode:

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Noosphere: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noosphere

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil/overview

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil (on hiatus): https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – Just Beyond Your Comfort Zone Lurks Excellence

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TWTS – Episode 57 – Just Beyond Your Comfort Zone Lurks Excellence

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For the vast majority of us humans the state of flow is… over there. Just out of our immediate reach.

But if we stretch ourselves we can get there, get to a state where our bodies, including our brains, are operating at peak performance.

And to get there we need BOTH the support of healthy resources, and just a little bit of discomfort. Too much ease and comfort will make us bored. Too much pain and suffering and frustration will immobilize us (or turn us psychopathic). But that nice balance of everything we need most, plus a little challenge to give us a problem to focus our skills and experience on, will lead us to accomplishing something we likely never imagined possible. Some research suggests that the discomfort level is ideal when there is a positive (comfort) to negative (discomfort) experience ratio of 5:1.

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Links referenced in episode:

John and Julie Gottman relationship research

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and his Flow state theory

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil (on hiatus): https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – Going with the flow takes effort!

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TWTS – Episode 56 – Going with the flow takes effort!

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One of the biggest places people get stuck when looking for enlightenment — be it in the more traditional Eastern philosophies or the more modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of mainstream Western psychology — is how to accept reality while also not “giving up” or being like a “doormat” and “letting people walk all over you”.

How do we “go with the flow” while not getting swept up in a seriously dangerous or excessively lame current? Why not fight against the way things are going, and try to go where we want to go in the first place?

The gist of it is that we find a way to aim, while using the flow to our advantage, to accomplish something meaningful. And the more open we are to all the different kinds of things that are meaningful to us, rather than trying to force a specific one, the more likely we will succeed.

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Links referenced in episode:
Speaking UP process (Podcast)

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil (on hiatus): https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – The Reality of Infinite Delight

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If the universe (or multiverse, if you prefer) is indeed generating a pure mathematical randomness of all possible patterns (which physicists seem to think is very likely) – with entropy being the process of evolution where all the stuff that exists is continually being divided into smaller parts and recombined into new things – then we end up with a reality that grows infinitely more interesting, complex, challenging, fun, weird, and unpredictably beautiful with each passing moment. We’re not talking pure boring perfection of ectasy all the time, of course, but an ever increasing level of discovery of intersting and amusing and fun stuff.

This means that while it might seem that everything that possibly could be created, invented, explored, discovered, and known might already have been created, invented, explored, discovered, and known, in the next moment those things will fall apart and reorganize themselves into totally new things, being created, invented, explored, discovered, and known.

The universe’s story not only goes on, but the plot always thickens, the people (whatever type exists at the time) always get more character development, the settings always get more atmospheric, and the special effects always get more stunning.

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Links referenced in episode:

PeterDraws’ version of What One Can Invent

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil (on hiatus): https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – Going in a Different Direction Now

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The Solstice is a time of change, stopping what we’ve been doing for a bit and then redirecting ourselves. Tilting another way.

Using this as a signal to reconsider what questions and problems you have had in life, and revisiting the answers, or lack of answers, you’ve found so far, to see if there might be some new person, place, or thing that might offer you something new.

Who haven’t you asked yet?

Which animal, vegetable, and/or mineral might have some nugget of information that you never imagined even existed?

What if enlightenment was hiding under that rock over there?

This solstice, turn some things over, maybe, just to see what you might have been missing.

Ask someone you never thought of asking before. Ask them how you might be able to do something that you’ve always wanted to do, but had given up on hoping you could ever get to do.

You never know who might show up with something unimaginably valuable…

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Links referenced in episode:

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil (on hiatus): https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – Generation Fluidity

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TWTS – Episode 54 – Generation Fluidity

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(NOTE: I am not so sure I had this generation and it’s personality type and contribution to society categorized well. See this post for a more detailed breakdown of the generations. I might have combined two different generations here.)

When the generation of humans born in the 2010s and 2020s come into power, our world is going to go through an almost unbelievably dramatic paradigm change, from one that is focused on making material things (animal/vegetable/mineral) using a top-down/centralized control of life to one that is focused on exploring and collecting the immaterial ideas/information/energy while using a bottom-up/decentralized control of life.

And it is the more Autism Spectrum types, or at least the personally avoidant/flight introvert types, who will be the ones to lead us (again, from below, not above, us), gently nudging us forward in all different directions as they focus on understanding how the whole universe wants to flow, and helping the world be more fluid and free, so that everyone can follow their own unique path through life. This will allow the whole system to turn into something almost magical, the way a drop of ink in clear water will swirl into chaotically stunning patterns…

The future will be one where there are infinite possibilities, and our wildest dreams of today might pale in comparison to even just every day life in a decade or two.

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Links referenced in episode:

Government 4D (We’re beginning stage 111 now with the cooperative commons approach of Generation Z, and we’re heading into stage 1000 where everything about the way we organize society changes on a fundamental level.)

DSM-MBTI four quadrant diagram (Fight types are ESxx, Flight types are ISxx, Freeze types are INxx, and Flow types are ENxx – we’re governed by the Fight types now, and about to change over to being governed by the Flight types.)

The MBTI “Prime Directive Earth” map of how all the personalities contribute to our future. The ISFP, or 1000, types are going to be leading us all, from below, exploring and collecting ideas about how the universe flows, especially when it comes what’s going on inside us.

Vi Hart’s video “1 Year of Research” (Also, apologies for continually spelling her first name, rather than saying it. I don’t know why I did that.)

Jeremy Rifkin’s Collaborative Commons ideas

More of me!: https://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil: https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – You should feel angry, scared, sad, and happy.

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TWTS – Episode 53 – You should feel angry, scared, sad, and happy.

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Many times when I’m talking to people about the future, and the direction that I see things moving, based on the patterns of growth in life, they start to doubt me, and start looking to tell me all the reasons why the future is only going to get worse. Competition is “normal”. Humans are inherently messed up. Life is purposeless. Physics doesn’t care. We’re destroying the planet. Etc.

And, ironically, I both want to reassure them that they are mistaken, and let them know that whatever they feel is what they should feel.

Any time anyone, including yourself, tries to make you believe that what you are feeling is not what you’re supposed to be feeling, whether that is rage, avoidance, depression, or joy, you can be assured that they are confused. Feelings are the body’s way of sending you a message about the state of things, so that you can make a more informed decision about what to do.

Ideally, we can allow our emotions to be fully heard and respected and expressed before we try to solve any intellectually complex problem. This way we allow ourselves to focus on the past first, and then the future, using the parts of our brain that are best suited for each of these things.

“I ball up the meanness and let it out in the art, and no one gets hurt” ~Artist Peter Deligdisch

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Links referenced in episode:

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil: https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – Life and Breath

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Moon, tides, life, breath, flow.

Matter energy matter energy matter energy.

Breath in. Breath out.

The cycles repeat, forever.

Life never ends. It just changes, and grows. Always.

Each rhythm is different.

Each part of life makes a part of the music that is life on Earth, and beyond.

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you are a part of the flow, ever changing

Links referenced in episode:

The Wise Turtle Speaks Video Special: What is Life?

PeterDraws: glowing and flowing ink and ideas (video)

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil: https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – The Story of D

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A small, round, fuzzy person takes a random walk around his world, and finds something he never believed existed.

Love,
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Dream bigger than you believe possible!

A special request illustration done for Turil, by Mr. Roberto Kontosic, aka, Albert Fisk (Thanks Albert!)

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Links referenced in episode:

The future is dark (and that is a good thing) | Dr. Jane McGonigal | TEDxSkoll (Video)

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil: https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

And thanks to an exceptional and friendly sort of folk (who wishes to remain nameless) who generously created the new intro music for my podcast. Thank you so much!

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TWTS – If You’re Happy and You Know It

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We are given so many mixed messages about how to deal with emotions! Do X! Don’t do X!

I try to make the most of an hour to offer you a fairly concise and thorough, but simple and universal approach to expressing our emotions in a way that works well, and makes life easier for everyone, even when doing what we instinctively want to do hasn’t worked out so well in the past. I got into how we can respect and care for our bodies, and their natural, normal, generally healthy reactions to problems, fears, danger, threats, etc. while also doing as little harm to our environment and the individual animals, vegetables, minerals, etc. around us who we need to keep reasonably intact, if we are to be successful in growing and learning and making life better overall?

I go through the four basic instinctive reactions of fight/anger/aggression, flight/fear/avoidance, freeze/sadness/depression, flow/happiness/joy and how we can put a little effort into moving from the most destructive, and least effective, way of expressing our emotions, to the most creative and effective way.

The general idea is identifying the particular emotion and problem, and then practicing in a reasonably comfortable space with a similar low level problem to move just a little bit towards improving the situation in some way. Then, when the “real thing” shows up, you have more options, and can choose your instinctive response or your new skilled response, depending on which one is more useful.

Links referenced in episode:

The Stages of Grief are Loopy

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil: https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – The Purpose of Happiness

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Happiness seems like such an undefinable, inexplicable, unknown thing sometimes. We all know about the simple things that make all of us living things “feel good” that involve the body getting some sort of food, or water, or warmth which it needs to function well. But beyond that, why do some humans get all tingly when they hear someone whispering in their ear, and other humans don’t? And why is it so addictive for some people to gamble?

And why is life still worth living when there are so many depressing things out there?

Because life is, at it’s core, made to expand and grow. The algorithm of life is one for generating new life, and pretty much nothing else. Without that purpose in life, it would not continue to exist. And one way it does that is by having the super complex human brain reward itself for doing certain things.

What sort of things make YOU happy depend entirely on a complex combination of your genes and your environment, but the one thing that is always true, is that the things that make you happy, that aren’t actively harming anyone (non-consensually), are the things that the universe probably needs you to do more of.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,
Turil

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Links referenced in episode:

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

Live Streaming Philosophy by Turil: https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

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TWTS – What are we doing here?

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Thinking, mostly. Everything thinks. Therefore it is. What is thinking? Absorbing information/energy, and processing it in some way.

Thinking is patterns.

And there are only a few basic building blocks that make up, or at least describe, all possible patterns in reality: empty, pregnant space, a point or location in that space, a movement or line between two points, and so on, with each next pattern being more changes/lines between a point or set of points in space.

And Pascal’s triangle tells us how many points and lines (vectors, changes, differences, etc.) there are for each dimension of thinking that we’re doing.

(Note that I initially talk about the 1, 3, 3, 1 level of Pascal’s traingle as the 3rd/objective dimension, when it is the 2D/shape dimension, but I correct myself pretty quickly.)

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Links referenced in episode:

I Think Therefore I am, In Context – podcast episode

More of me!: http://www.reddit.com/user/turil

The Examined Life discussion community on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/theexaminedlife

https://www.twitch.tv/turilcronburg

https://www.instagram.com/turilcronburg/

And for good measure: Pascal’s Triangle

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Free Speaking Up Workshop in Stockton Springs, Maine – January 21

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The Wise Turtle presents:

Speaking Up Workshop for Clarification and Communication
Saturday January 21, 10am-noon
Stockton Springs Town Office Community Room (lower level, rear entrance/parking lot)
217 Main St.

Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Free.

A fun and meaningful process for crafting the story of who you are and what you want. Aimed at artists, activists, and self explorers alike.

Using a philosophical understanding of the loopy pattern through which life naturally flows, this workshop will guide participants in identifying their most important stories about themselves, and then help them write, illustrate, sing, or simply tell those tales in the most inspiring way. Using this process, participants can learn how to be better communicators, and improve relationships, whether personal or professional.

For an introduction to the Speaking Up process, you can listen to an older podcast: Speaking Up for Yourself

Email me for more info at TheWiseTurtle on Gmail, or comment here if you want.

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