Igniting an East-West Globalizing Dialogue Volume I: Thus Spoke Chuang Tzu

Igniting an East-West Globalizing Dialogue Volume I: Thus Spoke Chuang Tzu

by Jade Yu


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The communicative sphere of social interaction is plagued with an acute pandemic. What passes for conversation is actually a talking at, over, or above the other. As if caught up in an egoistic, aggrandizing game of 'one-upmanship', we are very quick to forsake the original purpose of communication. Rare is an expressively meaningful engagement amongst equals. A true parity of equals is free from judgment, ego, and agenda other than the healthy exchange of ideas. I hope to stir an awakening within you. Within you because the best way to begin meaningful dialogue is to understand yourself with unmitigated candor, how you express yourself best, what endears you, what holds your attention in this hyper-mediated, globalizing world, and how you choose to leverage that understanding. Effective communication is predicated on the acknowledgement and respect of syntax [the purposeful nuances and structural distinctions in languages behind the acting individual's word choice(s)] and this is best attained directly through a comprehensively educated viewpoint (CEV). The current reality mediated by our electronic technologies forces us to attain a CEV if we are to achieve any degree of cohesively effective world understanding. "Cohesion" is the operative word especially when the endless array of streaming media introduces a fragmented, disjointed monstrosity of information into our daily lives leaving incoherent dribbles of unqualified data in its wake. In short, the viewer is harangued with a deluge of unintelligible information on a massive level in unmanageable speeds; ultimately, 'a cacophony of nothing'. In this manner, information has become commodified. In a 'catch-22', the individual is thus forced to be a savvy consumer of information when it is becoming increasingly impossible to do so. The social pandemic of our present reality thus described, I prescribe this panacea: a respectful acknowledgement of differences in culture and history reflected in la

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ISBN-13: 9781478735380
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/30/2014
Pages: 690
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Jade Yu is an artist, writer, and philosopher from California. Through her identity as an Asian American who never quite 'fit in' with the mainstream, she has created a unique world view with the ultimate goal of empowering others to achieve their highest potential every day. Infinite Potentiality Theory is her first foray into inspiring others to their best self.

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