I maintain multi-dimensional interests and curiosities across multiple realms of academic pursuits. From nutrition, philosophy, science and economics. My interest surrounds both the understanding and reflection of how well we perceive, filter and approach our single most causal need of our own existence - "Nutrition".
Beyond perceiving nutrition as "food"; to merely sustain our means of living. But as a compartmentalised symbiosis; to "Interpretation" itself. Beyond hedonic "indulgences". But also a process, a filtering of influences - information, ideologies, and politics. The more we neglect this lateral thinking - the more we dismiss how easily coerced we really are towards pedestrian obligations and subscription towards anything of Normalcy and Institutionalisation.
My challenge and overall voice of concern is to argue everything we uphold and follow thus far are still subjective in their supposedly-confident efficacies; as so called epidemiological-evidenced "solutions", "simple, easy quick fixes" or instant gratifications. We thus have been fixated only on pursuing outcomes. But not willingly understand curiously what makes us an individualised process of something far more complex beyond statistical means (hint: "average") of data. Hence unmotivated for change towards whollistic self-resilience and self-awareness in all aspects of living and sustaining.
We have unknowingly constructed a collective environment and age of "Decline"; which I thus call within my manuscript as the "Pedestrian Normalcy". A confused bewilderment of unsolicited advices, labellings, stereotypes, and never ending competitions of beliefs for "correctness" against another.
Throughout many recent but turbulent years of my own personal accounts - 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.
From all that I myself have witnessed, experienced and absorbed - all inevitably channelled me the establishment of my own conceptual, viral/social and personal concept trademark / branding initiative - "This Is™ Humility". First originated as life / personal observational processes and experiences back since 2012.
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.
so What is wrong with our current institutions?
In all realms of curiosities, we must question every question itself within our closest approximate evidence of Institutionalisation. Take a walk outside. Read the news. Browse the tabloids. What do we see?
Further complications, competitions and coercions. Desperations for quick fixes. Rather than understanding of empathy, processes and implications from one context to another. We have forgotten individualised contexts but rather value - confident yet short-sighted interpretations.
We seek "empirically correct" solutions to highly specific problems based on very individualised symptom in perfect isolation. We believe that by putting our trusts upon each and every Institutions - be it dietary institution, kidney foundation, liver foundation, heart foundation, political foundation, political parties, social welfare institutions, judicial / justice systems, so on and so forth would therefore; provide us every idealised solutions to all of the world's problems. "Trust" and "faith" therefore have become our inborn "Common Senses". Yet ironically, almost all great turbulences and topics of our time - from "inequality", metabolic syndromes, obesity, inactivity, to Structural Violence, "overpopulation" or "overconsumption" - persists even despite stringent subservience to each and every Institutional guidelines, rules, "laws" and/or dogmas.
All Institutions seemingly thus far thrive on epidemiological means of corrective "Faith". Backed by financing - these correctness overtime to become stronger and immutable from those dare questioning them. Hence, a black-or-white paternalism; is preached.
They (the Institutions) believe "Science" as objectively financed means of "corrections" derived from the widest biological populace. They believe "Science" or a solution to a problem therefore is immutable from recorrections or revisions itself. Thus, they refuse to be wronged should a genetic outlier is non-responsive to their supposedly "solution". Or if one's complex sociological circumstances refuses to work harmoniously with every-said "therapies", "recorrections" or "social welfare rehabilitations" program/s.
"Rehabilitation" or "recorrections" therefore it seems - is not too overly different - from imprisonment.
We have to then ask ourselves inevitably - "Why?". Our present realm of Institutionalisations; purportedly believes that each and every ailment, "dis-order", or illness or simply "violent", "abhorrent" behaviour - each is directly treatable for as long as separated within its' own microcosm. Whilst abandoning and ignoring other connected factors.
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.
Could "simplicity" therefore - masks a complex irony in and of 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. However that - is only in ISOLATION away from other dependent connectedness or confounders.
Yet not a single course or study of Nutrition was ever considered within "Master" Degrees of the above supposedly "expert" fields of academic knowledge. How nutrition and gut health alone - impacts tremendously on mental health itself, all along.
But at least, I have proposed not a "solution". But an addressing of one last possible confounder behind all these calamity. Our own means and understanding - of "consumption".
To do so requires "change". To change however requires whollistical intervention not just societal perspective or degrees of accessibility (by privileges or instruments of exchange) but rather - understanding of our own potentials of Self-Authenticity to finally understand what "enough" truly means to each and every one of our individualised - identity.
HUMILITY THROUGH FRUGALITY™
My book - is an attempt to address my thoughts behind 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.
I hypothesise within this book for all of us to reinterpret what a "solution" truly means. In that it is simply a state of "dissolve" from two matter/s into one. A clue that we all have to reconcile this interpretation - is already within us. Our own "selves". Our own capacitive understanding of living, sustaining and nurturing. We shall build this upon strengthening our senses of Awareness, then our willingness for Revisions and finally - Admissions and Acceptances as we proceed dissolving ourselves into each and every detriments of the world we ourselves created.
I dispel the widespread misconception and misguided notion/s of what Humility truly means; beyond idealistic moral virtuosity, charity or Societal "modesty". But rather - a biological level of understanding and interpreting of what "enough" means back to our own physiology; body and mind.
I compare and deconstruct these differences by guiding the readers / viewers in one question, one answer at a time; as opposed to writing lengthy thesis.
Written on the basis of over three years (and progressively on going) from my own anecdotal accounts of physiological & cognitive changes by means of nutritive interventions - this is a book beyond nutritive curiosities but rather - its' endless array of connected implications to life itself. All through asking each and every one of its readers a series of questions; challenging them - over what or who has made them blindingly to live subserviently away from their own inner potentials of understanding, relating and most of all - cognitively and biologically interpreting - all of the above greatest human concerns; yet to be addressed throughout our sociological history.
Any "Facts" therefore is only as good as how it is biologically "interpreted".
Deep within this book; I implore also that "Science"; beyond just an academia pursuit - is NEVER about defining objectivity conclusions. But rather - a willingly re-defining of our own self consciousness; much akin to an open book of progressive and subjective -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.
Thus we need to reconcile our human priorities; all starting from understanding the basis root of this hierarchy of need - nutrition - 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 in their degrees of replicable righteousness or correctness. Thus all foods can be only progressively assessed by its implicit usefulness, its varying degrees of CONTEXTS and its imposingly variable INTERPRETATIONS dependant upon the individual's genetics, physiology and socio-economic living factors.
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.
Links and where to find this project
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 motion graphic featurette videos I myself created, recorded, edited 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.