I’m working with existing concepts to tie them together into a reasonable conceptual framework with which to be able to view objects, events, space, time that functions for everyday reality while also pointing at something “just under the surface”.
I don’t know what’s beyond what we think is reality in any case. It is only us looking at reality, whatever tools we use. There is no beyond our “what we think” that we have access to.
I decide. Someone else may decide something differently depending on their view.
I assume human involvement. We have no other species to compare notes with
For communication purposes, I’m a fan of common (broad) usage when possible.
My main purpose is communicating the ‘gist’ of the concept, which is a small shuffling of categories in standard usage.
By moving the branches in the common usage ontology around just a bit, it makes novel connections possible. 8 responses isn’t too bad so far.
Time and space are abstract until event and object arise. Then they’re concrete. That’s objectification.
Ah! Well, perhaps it is a blind spot I have.
As a child, I got good grades in school. When I did papers, my first draft, second draft, final draft and the paper I handed in were identical.
I rewrote them and did not understand the editing process.
When I worked on music when a friend wanted to make money from my piano, I did improvisation and he recorded it.
I can record and collect. I can edit other people’s stuff, give hints, corrections, ideas. But when it is my own? I can’t.
I look at it and say “It’s good as it is”.
I then attempt to show and explain and see if there is understanding. Maybe a little debate for clarification here and there.
So, there’s a significant “something” that I never seem to do, which is honing after production.
I push forward-forward-forward into a product, I put it “out there” and then I continue forward.
2013, I had an idea: What if I cross referenced every word in the largest English thesaurus I could find and see what patterns fell out of it?
I spent a long weekend on it, created big databases, pushed myself through. Ended up with a result of “5 categories of words”.
Problem was: I didn’t know what those categories were.
So I sat on it for a year. Finally, I just put it “out there”, sticking it up on Amazon, and then on internet archive. Sold a few but that wasn’t a focus.
I have _some_ idea what those 5 categories may be, at least my own shorthand for them but because I went in blind without a preconception of what I’d get out except “something”, what I got out of it was precisely that: “something”.
So, this is a something. I want to reference it but as it makes sense to me, I don’t know what I need to reference.
Same idea as a kid when teachers had me do drafts. I liked what I did so unless they were specific about what they saw as needing work, I didn’t know what to do, so I just recopied.
Probably a kind of high functioning autism on my part perhaps? Maybe adhd? I don’t know.