15 September 2020

Redefining Hyperreality

What is hyper in hyperreality?

What is real in hyperreality?

What is real in any definition?

Is religion an expression of hyperreality?

Is marketing an expression of hyperreality?

Is politics an expression of hyperreality?

Is all media hypereal?

How do you tell the difference between an ordinary fake and a hyperreal one?

Do you prefer the real or the hyperreal?

What should be the pace of life, and the pace of response, within any setting, especially a media setting?

What difference will it make if I, or you, choose not to respond to something at all?

Would the receipt of a response be an event in itself or a pseudo-event?

What is a real event?

Is most information (and misinformation) you receive on a daily basis more useful in relation to your fantasies rather than your sense of reality?

I have previously examined hyperreality in relation to social media.

How do you tell the difference between real events and pseudo-events?

How have you been thinking about the future of awareness?

What is the point in gaining media attention about something fake?

Is it mainly to prevent the real from reaching public attention?

Is all entertainment hyperreal?

Is most culture, especially consumer culture, hyperreal?

How does the hyperreal influence public policy

How does the hyperreal influence thought, especially critical thinking?

How do you think about absurdity?

How have you thought about my earlier explorations of the hyperreal, the fake and the otherwise contrived?

Part One

Part Two

Where and how do you usually experience authenticity?

21 August 2020

Exploring

Which is the most interesting question you have found in this blog?

Does authenticity have an important purpose?

Does reality have any meaning?

These are questions I have been exploring in relation to social media, and other forms of media.

How have you been exploring identity in relation to any sort of media?

The questions I ask might be a challenge, but at least you have the opportunity to explore many great ideas that have been written down during several centuries.

Where do you usually find those ideas, and what do you do with them once you have explored them?

How have you explored ideas about literacy and understanding?

How do you explore ideas about the meaning of a democratic society?

Exploring ideas adequately requires courage.

Have you explored ideas about the future of books?

How do you explore society?

12 August 2020

Above Politics

To me, the philosophical journey is above politics.

How do you tell the difference between philosophy and politics?

How do you make philosophical decisions?

How do you make political decisions?

How do you think about politics without being political?

Is informed compassion the basis of political legitimacy?

Rational consideration is the basis of informed compassion.

Do your philosophical suggestions encourage more peaceful human interactions?

Do your political suggestions do likewise or do they encourage hostility?

Is it possible to think about economics in a non-political way?

And what is philosophy in relation to economics and other controversial subjects?

How do you determine whether descriptions are factual and not mainly matters of opinion?

Politics is often about opinion.

How do you identify interesting ideas

How do you think about the business of politics?

How do you prefer to think about philosophy and politics?

How do you prefer to think about, and define, political legitimacy?

28 July 2020

Writing as Leading

How do you prefer to display leadership?

Do you do so through peace?

Do you do so through (other) common interests?

Have you written or read any scholarly articles on the topic of considerate democracy?

Have you written or read any journalistic articles on the same topic?

Have your written or read a personal essay on the topic?

Have you written or read a speech on the topic?

Do you usually think of speeches as writings?

Do you write on social media about considerate democracy?

Do you write a blog about considerate democracy?

Do you maintain a website on the topic?

Whatever language we speak, as long as we can access written information in that language, we can gain benefits.

How do you think about literacy and understanding in relation to leading?

Have you ever attempted to lead illiterate persons?

Have you ever attempted to lead people who do not speak your language?

Have you ever participated in an international essay competition?

Do you know much about the history of influential essays?

Do you usually think of leadership as influence?

How do you usually think about writing and publication?

How do you usually reflect upon thinking and writing?

How do you transform ideas from good theory to peaceful reality through your writings and other expressions of leadership?

07 July 2020

Timely Responses

Are your philosophical adventures in tune with now?

Any attempt at developing a considerate democracy always begins with facts.

The values upon which a considerately democratic society would be based are themselves based on factual evidence.

In a perfect society, people would be aware of the basis of facts, assumptions and values.

Perhaps most problems in a less-than-perfect world are caused by the difficulties many people have when attempting to distinguish between facts, assumptions and values.

How can you be sure your responses to situations are accurate enough?

How have you been overcoming obstacles and ensuring your responses to problems are timely?

What is the difference between expressing inconsiderate behaviours and ensuring that your personal needs are met fairly?

What is the difference between authoritarian behaviour and the legitimate expression of ownership, ability and needs?





How do you think about the ethics of consideration in relation to time?

What is the most pressing task of our time?

Who are the antennae of their time?

How are you contributing to the considerate democracy movement?

How do you think about the future of knowledge?

How do you think about time in relation to maps?

How do you think about language in relation to time?

How are you developing awareness of your mind through time?

How do you measure the value of your time?

How are you investing your time?

How do you make time to think?

What have been your most worthwhile experiences of new media and social media?

Do those experiences take up a large amount of your time?

Do you spend much of your time looking at emails, and sending emails?

Do you spend much time sending and receiving text messages?

Do you spend much time wondering where your time disappears? 

23 June 2020

Being Human

What does being human mean to you?

How do you prefer to answer such a question?

It can be interpreted in many different ways!

You may or many not have thought much about your sense of humanity.

What do you know about the Humanity Media Awards for Considerate Democracy?

How are you contributing to a peaceful and enjoyable home planet?

Has anyone been preventing you from doing so?

How do you think about the effects of philosophy on humanity and planet Earth?

What is your approach to awakening awareness?

What do you really know about money, politics, power and peace?

What do you really know about humanitarian approaches to freedom?

You may like to use the comment spots in this blog to express your points of view about being human.

How have you been contributing to the global conversation over the past few months? 

What does being human have to do with popular government?

How do you usually think about the popular?

My hope is that my questions will encourage you, and many other people around the world, to take the time to think about the situation of humanity, as it is now and how it will most likely be in the future.

Do you believe there is a relationship between considerate democracy and having a true sense of humanity?

What do you believe the media should contribute to contribute to considerate democracies?

How are you contributing to the best possible future?

How do you know you have a well-informed view about humanity and democracy?

09 June 2020

Appreciation

How do you usually think about philosophy in relation to appreciation?

This blog was originally called Adventures for Philosophical Travellers.  

Do you consider yourself to be on a philosophical journey or do you believe you have reached a philosophical destination?

How do you usually think about appreciation in relation to incentives?

Do you think of journeys as incentives or do you prefer to think of destinations that way?

How can we help each other to map the territory of a peaceful, prosperous world unless we appreciate each other's efforts?

I prefer not to respond directly to comments here but I certainly do so indirectly.  The comments help me to identify additional questions to ask.

If you have ever left a comment on this blog, thank you.

How do you express appreciation for various aspects of existence?

How do you express appreciation towards common interests?

If you find any of my questions of interest, or any of the responses to them of interest, or you think you have at least one interesting, universally-applicable answer of your own, I would greatly appreciate an indication of your thoughts.

If you feel so inclined, please leave a comment below.  Thank you!

28 May 2020

Well-Informed Initiative

I have long been interested in the subject of initiative.

What does the subject mean to you?

To have real initiative is to take the lead in identifying and meeting needs.

Well-informed initiative is associated with the idea of appreciation.

How do you ensure you are not taken for granted when helping someone to meet a need?

How do you know when to meet a need and when to avoid doing so?

How do you prevent people from expressing unwarranted dependence on you?

How do you reflect upon initiative in relation to respect?