9 thoughts on “Chaos? Or Pattern?”

  1. Interesting, Ramana. Not least because of an Indian (English speaking) perspective.

    However, there are so many points in his talk (and yes, I did hijack the Angel’s comp to listen to your clip) which do not chime with me. If the subject were a task set to me in class, and I had time to listen to it several times, jotting down notes, wouldn’t I just love to do that, I’d put many an opposing point of view, and the odd agreement.

    Chaos or pattern? Neither or both. To feed your beloved beast of synchronicity you will be pleased to know that, as I was listening to the talk, I noticed a little sticker on my dress (just above my right breast – irrelevant detail). We have many Indian shops round here, one I frequent a lot because they do outstanding fruit, herbs and vegetables at prices you wonder how British standard shops can justify their outrageous prices. The sticker (oval) golden and black, small, goes beautifully with the dress I am wearing today – golden), probably pealed off one of their divine peaches, reads: “he fruit of paradise, gog de magog, paradiesisches obst”. You can’t get much more “inclusive” than that, can you? Though I do come a little more expensive than three for a pound Sterling.

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  2. Hi Rummy,

    I agree that we can connect the dots in different ways. It is not static and keeps evolving – thus is the thought process.

    “Lanes with negotiated boundaries” still look chaotic; above all, they feel chaotic.
    A meal with negotiated boundaries doesn’t not look nor feel chaotic though. How interesting is that?

    I disagree that boundaries exclude diversity: my family is the sheer example of it.
    This gentleman presents a very interesting theory however he is exclusive himself when he excludes India from the rest of the world (that sympathises with boundaries, rules, signs, behaviroul patterns etc). Now, I haven’t been to India yet – I am working on it though – so I can’t speak directly of its chaos, patterns or lack thereof; but I have been fortunate enough to be in Africa, that many view as chaotic, and I love its patterns and I love the fact that it is different from what I am used to.

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    1. You must remember that he was addressing an Indian audience aware of Indian nuances. Indians have been exposed to foreign influences from time immemorial and have allowed all their influences to permeate their culture. The exclusion process that you now see is a deliberate attempt by lunatics to set the clock back.

  3. interesting on so many levels.
    i was raised with MUCH control. at home. at school. everything. everything had a ‘time limit’ a space limit . . . i mainly saw limits. i didn’t see it so much as control.
    some schools have open classrooms now. children sit anywhere they want to. they get up while the teacher is talking. they do whatever they want. i don’t know if they are learning.
    but since almost everything i ever learned in school turned out to be lies . . . yes. pretty much lies. i don’t know what i think about it all.
    30% illiteracy could make for some very interesting patterns.
    i’m thinking that is the same rate of illiteracy for our country here. we just don’t admit to it. LOL.
    i like the way you serve your food!!!!
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    1. I avoid going to places where food is served like that except on special occasions. Otherwise, I overeat which seems to be the idea in serving like that, considering that all of us are brainwashed from childhood to believe that food should not be wasted!

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