Two grossly overestimating yet relevant imagery to summarise me : anti-institutional and a partially non-conformist.
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This Is™ Humility / Nutritional Humility™
Our current norms of pedestrian living have led us to many disconnections and unemphatic dismissals over the very wastes and depravations we unknowingly create all along. The result of all this comes down to this one eventuality - that given our increasingly disarrays of human compassion and empathy - we now live in a world whereby nobody is responsible willingly for anything. No admissions for any cause or vices. Unless if some form, gesture, expression, or immediate surface value of "Utility" remains affront as an incentive from others to both exploit and materialise.
Throughout many recent but turbulent years - all undoubtedly have led me - to realise and discover all that is adversely declining within every fabric of living. Every problem we witness in present scale seems systemically connected and dependent from one to another. Every biological, sociological, environmental, physiological and differing moralities which contributed towards shaping the world we've inhabited - nevertheless continue being discarded as neglects and inaction leading to even more social AND physiological - deprivations.
All these collective turbulences contribute to the modern state of living, or an environment I refer to within my manuscript as the "Pedestrian Normalcy". An eventual state of pedestrian "being" - that is - discarding all humane essences of empathy (Humility) whilst pursuing and extracting Utility out of from any surrounding entities with as little moral context/s.
Such is the state of living that I as an individual too; have succumbed to be part of the normalcy whilst unknowingly creating a spiral of hardships on all aspects - from personal to financial. From physiological to psychological. From all that I myself have witnessed, experienced and absorbed - inevitably channelled me the establishment of my own conceptual, social and personal concept trademark / branding initiative - "This Is™ Humility". First originated as life / personal observational processes and experiences back since 2013.
This initiative explores and address the many growing neglect/s over what, where, how and why - that an individual's cognitive morality, physiological awareness and overall consciousness - can be adversely impacted by prior habits, coercions, and influences towards perceiving Food, Nutrition and inevitably - Resources. All perpetuated and dictated by excess institutions, social conformities, or both.
Again - all within the basic realm and context of sustenance - Nutrition. Together with our own selfless, if yet sadly absent consciousness - Humility.
That is - reconciling the "Humane" aspect of "Utility".
Why nutrition? / nature = arbitrary & contextual dictatorship
Why thus I have been so affixed to Nutrition? Because nutrition is what Nature governs every being, every cell - a grant, and a force - to create and rationalise two phenomenas - competition and entropy - to occur. You are created because consumption existed before you in a way of metabolism. You are a byproduct of someone else's competitive means of genetic survival. But never before that we are taking our place in the animal kingdom today (and our Humility in return;) have been so far distorted in interpretations over which is more implicit for everyone's wellbeing - exploitation (over indulgences, hedonic social conformities) vs inhibition (restraints, disciplines, again - humility).
What we sorely need however is a reminder that Nutrition is essentially - a symbiosis to "interpretation". What you digest is how you interpret of the world and life in you and around you. For each and everything we consume or in this case receive - impose numerous complex chains of variable, interpretive effects still yet known to man today. We are still unable to rule out the exact cause of atherosclerosis yet meanwhile - we still fail to realise the dependent connectedness of our own selves to that - of our environment. From the social to the molecular construct/s of life itself.
We may very well become accomplished psychologists or neuroscientists by "decorating" ourselves with abbreviated titles, and certifications - to treat yet the most abhorrent of all mental disorders. But that - is only in ISOLATION away from other dependent connectedness or confounders. Yet not a single course or study of Nutrition was ever implemented in "Master" Degrees of the above supposedly "expert" fields - over how nutrition and gut health alone - impacts tremendously on mental health itself, all along.
If "diseases" and "syndromes" exist long after life began, then it is only sensible to mark our environment as a significant contributor or confounding / "connectedness" factor that could have implied a collosal causation to these adversities, all along. After all, something has intervened within our dependant connectedness. That something must be material in form. It cannot be imaginary unless some form tangibility of cause and effect - are both present in our immediate surrounding. But must evidently - that something somehow be consumed and variably interpretive overtime.
Hence, it comes down to food and inevitably - resources as leverages. From our environment. All starting from our dining table and our grocery receipts. From there then we could expand and brainstorm what constitutes our variability in receiving & interpreting the effects behind overall food and resource consumption.
Hint - it is all structured and man-made.
From geographical / statist 'borders' down to worsening effect/s of climate change and global warming. From lifestyle factors to fluctuating energy expenditure / exercise commitment/s. From our altruistic (or lack thereof;) social morality down to socio-economical sanctions and stratifications by means of Structural Violence - limiting mass means of access to many resources. Thus, it appears from this brainstorming - everything seems Systemically and Institutionally dictated from one to another.
Take a walk outside. Read the news. What do we see? Further complications, competitions and coercions. Leading to quick dismissals over processes and favour towards quick pejoratives, feel-good statements, survivorship biases list goes on.
Living and sustaining sensibly have become so "complicated" - with all the above that we now have competing belief/s, dogmas, paradigms, rule or "dietary" guideline against another - hence numerous "Institutions" - therefore exist to coerce and to simplify over what is objectively "right" or "wrong" for the uninformed population.
Go back to our connectedness factor however and see what we're missing. Nothing in realms of Nature ever "morally" bears a right or wrong "consciousness". It is only thus far in the best of my ability - describe nature as more towards Contextual Dictatorships. Much more appropriate than the today's narrow minded, fixed, universal pejoratives of "bad" vs "good", "healthy" vs "unhealthy" we often see permeating in our sensationalist circles - the social media, viral marketings, the news, tabloids, etc.
So what drove them - us - to such blind immoralities? Again - excess Institutions and Social Conformities.
HUMILITY THROUGH FRUGALITY™
My book - is an attempt to address the connectedness of all this complexity. An attempt to address the fact that "change" is ever so systemically futile and too late. But to reflect is - never too late over assessing our own individualities. That is - reconciling our own metabolic, physical, physiological complexity, and individuality composures from interpreting relatively to how we consume - resources.
Tracing back since the many advents of our own "greatness". The light globe. The steam engines. The plow. the penicillin, aspirin or the fertilisers. But none is as more destructive - the concept and invention - of Market Economics and Money as instrument of debt - have never before been admitted to be the driving validatory incentive behind all those things, ironically. Including wars and resource conquest/s out from two reasons only - consumptive hedonism and resource elitism.
Even if money is not empirically said by the inventor of the many above things (from the plow to the light globe) to be validly "important" - still - something else of leverage must somehow act as constitutes for adaptation. In order to keep every notion, every belief, every theory and paradigm - its' value overtime. What that something else is - could be either moral or intellectual reputations; to keep for regardless of the colossal wastes and means to keep them.
Hence, a distortion of value systems analysis existed unadmittedly all along. What is it this "something else" that once again - as a confounder to this distortion? Humility.
Written on the basis from my own anecdotal account/s through changing my own physiology via nutrition - this is a book beyond nutritive curiosities but rather - its' endless array of connected implications to life itself. Beyond food but also - our social environment that is now littered with suspects towards something else more as deceptions, distrusts and threats; rather than something to be implicitly understood.
Every act of servitude, or goodwill - always remain suspect to some other motive/s or instincts unaccounted for. Hearing "Good bye's" and "Thank You's" are no longer emotional, but rather an implied mechanisation or as nothing more than lip-services. Handshakes with both sincere hands are no longer a mark of sincerity between two cooperative individuals - but now considered as sexual assertion, aggression, dominance and exploitation.
What was innocence; now open for deception. What seemed true; now falsely mistaken. Such is the state of our current Pedestrian Normalcy; where confusion actually seems leveraged for the benefit of something else.
When all of these things, or all of the above things - have become so apparently accepted as being "normal"; then it only make sense for us to hypothesize that something has intervened biologically and physiologically within people. Predisposing them towards such linear pattern/s. From the environment. Hence what sort of instinctual device or mean of survival; connecting us directly to the environment and then leading us towards such predispositions?
Nutrition, and digestion. Once again, after all - nutrition is a consequent symbiosis for Interpretations.
The Format and Nutritional Humility™
I have never considered myself as an accomplished writer or author; my grammar therefore is never immune from criticism. All sections of the book is entirely written in a format of Questions Meet Answers - as opposed to lengthy thesis-like academic formality. Because questions promote gentle curiosities; and only an answer can justify anything - over literally anything - their rationale for existence onto what, how and why - the world has arrived to such outcomes (or more appropriately a process of decline) we see today.
This book is anything but commercially toned, nor is it deservedly fitting on a coffee table. Nor is it all about sensational or delightful "recipes". But rather; a book to encourage you to form your own curiosities to thrive as well as seek - towards a greater, humble understanding of what and how the world have both shaped and coerced much of us for what we are today. A book both to encourage and to incentivise people to live within their own means by appreciating and self-investing in greater awareness on the sociological impacts from what and how we eat.
This book may not directly solve all the world’s problems, or any defenitive cause behind all metabolic syndromes, or pathological outcomes. This book however hypothesizes the only one last and final qualitative process we often leave behind and take granted for the rest of the world; to realise, revise and accept. That is - our own measure/s of humility behind resource and nutritive consumption. Thus we need to reconcile our human priorities; all starting from understanding the basis root of this hierarchy of need itself.
All this intertwined into a collective intellectual identity I constructed known as Nutritional Humility™. A learning tool and nutritive philosophy for any individual towards sensible and progressive - "NUTRITIVE INDIVIDUALISATION". All nutritive dogmas, beliefs, or paradigms bearing even a single word of "healthy" are inevitably institutionalised, and subjective at its core intent and interpretation. Thus all foods can be only progressively assessed by its implicit usefulness, its varying degrees of CONTEXTS and its imposingly variable INTERPRETATIONS dependant of the individual.
Hence Nutritive Individualisation = CONTEXTS + INTERPRETATIONS. Given with time through personal realisations, revisions and acceptances - only then Nutritional Humility™; a finality construct of self-nutritive and metabolic awareness - will form within that person, as a result.
I hereby welcome you to my Blog as well as that of the connected Google+ Page This Is Humility™that I regularly maintain and posts much of my share of thoughts; all as tied under my parent branding initiative website that I have solely produced and designed (thisis-humility.com.au).
Further comprised also of the three, separate motion graphic featurette I myself created and produced - all these efforts; which are solely funded with no external help - I'd be sincerely pleased and grateful to hear any feedbacks and comments to all my endeavours within this branding initiative.
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Set-Composer / DJ
Outside of my career focus in design I have amassed a prior, personal interest in promoting the alternative, less-technologically incentivised personal musicianship. I am a hobbyst set composer focusing upon respecting, and maintaining the elusive passionate musicality of the recent past, not present. I am an advocate for creating and producing mixes not entirely nor necessarily driven towards the context of enjoyment or entertainment; but of vision for an aesthetic journey and of all - crafting set compositions with a purpose.
I have crafted my branding initiative surrounding this systemic way of thoughts and belief. These together with accumulated years of collecting records and personal listening - I have produced my own self-directed concept initiative - the MOMENT™ Project; for it is designed as a social branding attempt to bring this vision to the masses - producing set compositions with a tangible context of messages. A series of set compositions to remind anything of socially or politically significant debates in our lives.
"To differentiate, not to compete." - is the ethos of everything I do behind this hobby. I sincerely welcome all industry connections, feedbacks and comments.
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