“To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful” Carl Jung I often wish I could meet Carl Jung. I want to discuss a whole raft of his ideas with him. Like the one above. I am attracted to this idea because I have never really been very normal. Now I …
I keep trying, with varying levels of success, to convince my peers (we pre-Boomers), and Boomers themselves that the emerging generations will simply not do things the way we have done them and that we might wisely accept this as “reality”. My generation seems confused by this idea while most Boomers seem distressed or subtly aggressive.
In Article 25 the United Nations asserted that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”
Since my late teens, I have been fascinated by the emerging science of complexity, one that both attracted me and rendered me immobile. I sensed its disruptive potential, and was busy trying to meet the standards of a logical, analytic and “scientific” academic community enmeshed in small discoveries that would not upset essential assumptions about “reality”. I knew that complexity was disruptive.