Unconscious complexity.

    March 14, 2017

    The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life. The liar is someone who keeps losing sight of these possibilities.

    Our future depends on the sanity of each of us, and we have a profound stake, beyond the personal, in the project of describing our reality as candidly and fully as we can to each other

    Truthfulness, honor, is not something which springs ablaze itself; it has to be created between people.

    Truthfulness anywhere means a heightened complexity. But it’s a movement into evolution.

    The unconscious wants truth, as the body does.

    When we discover that someone we trusted can be trusted no longer, it forces us to reexamine the universe, to question the whole instinct and concept of trust. For a while, we are thrust back onto some bleak, jutting ledge, in a dark pierced by sheets of fire, swept by sheets of rain, in a world before kinship, or naming, or tenderness exist; we are brought close to formlessness.

    Adrienne Rich

    ‘Truth’ is the central ethical problem within the field of communication ethics. Even as the standard of justice belongs in a particular sense to politics and the norm of stewardship to business, so truth, or truth telling, is the fundamental issue in communications.

    How is human dignity manifested? For whom and under what conditions are speakers establishing the vernacular? How are worldview articulated?

    Dear God, lead us to the truth, but save us from those that have found it.

    -Dr. Clifford Christians

    How will Post-truth and alternate fact dialogic interaction on a national platform seep into our common and everyday interpersonal communication?


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