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 A sentence about yourself2006-10-19 17:58
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by Flemming Funch

When Buckminster Fuller was asked by "Who's Who�" to write a one-sentence statement of his life objectives on the model of de Tocqueville’s 152-word "aphoristic declaration", this is what he wrote:
Acutely aware of our beings' limitations and acknowledging the infinite mystery of the a priori universe into which we are born, but nevertheless searching for a conscious means of hopefully competent participation by humanity in its own evolutionary trending while employing only the unique advantages inhering exclusively to the individual who takes and maintains the economic initiative in the face of the formidable physical capital and credit advantages of the massive corporations and political states and deliberately avoiding political ties and tactics while endeavoring by experiments and explorations to excite individuals’ awareness and realization of humanity’s higher potentials I seek through Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science and its reductions to physical practices to reform the environment instead of trying to reform men being intent thereby to accomplish prototyped capabilities of doing more with less whereby in turn the wealth augmenting prospects of such design science regenerations will induce their spontaneous and economically successful industrial proliferation by world around services’ managements all of which chain reaction provoking events will both permit and induce all humanity to realize full lasting economic and physical success plus enjoyment of all the Earth without one individual interfering with or being advantaged at the expense of another.
Cool. I'd like to be able to write a sentence about myself like that, but I'd need to work on that a bit.


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19 Oct 2006 @ 18:41 by Euan @217.155.42.151 : Big breath
You'd need to take a really big breath to read it out loud too!  


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26 Oct 2006 @ 18:23 by Michael S. @68.75.184.64 : Working memory
Studies have shown that working memory impairment is a major limit on what people with certain mental disorders can read. For me, personally having one, reading this sentence is good practice.  


3 Nov 2006 @ 21:38 by John Abbe @67.171.224.226 : Where's de Tocqueville's?
I like it, forwarded it to Tom Atlee since he's all into conscous evolution these days and that featured prominently at the beginning of Fuller's sentence. I've created shorter sentences/phrases for myself ("Taking sides without making anybody wrong", "Nonviolent anarconsensual process artist geek", "Sensitive new age anarchist slacker hippie geek"). But this length would be more challenging because you actually have to say something.

I Google'd a bit and could not find de Tocqueville's analogous statement. Any idea where it can be found?  



5 Nov 2006 @ 12:57 by ming : Tocqueville
Hm, I just spent some time looking too, and came up with nothing. He's obviously said a lot of great things, but I'm not getting any hit that matches what I posted above. And now I can't even remember where I found it mentioned that Fuller used Tocqueville's model. Hmmm.

Good to see you popping by John!  



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