Dreams and Stories
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Dreams and Stories

What Is My Image of ‘Uniqueness’

Polarization vs harmony

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  1. An interplay between uniqueness and superiority exists.
  2. All believers of ‘I am unique’ needn’t believe that ‘Others are unique too’.
  3. The most common Google image of uniqueness points to model B, which speaks a lot about our common understanding of uniqueness.

The game of Quotes

The Game of Technology

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  1. It is an anomaly in the production to be thrown out (it doesn’t meet the production standards).
  2. It is a new item produced by research, which has some better qualities than the rest, that it becomes the superior one.
  1. Does technology push forward a mentality that ‘the same’ is good and ‘the unique/different’ is superior or inferior?
  2. Do capitalism, mass-production, and neo-liberalism aggravate this tendency?

The Game of individualism & Collectivism

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Analysis

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  • Most of the quotes I used (the choice of quotes is random) were pointing towards my uniqueness, though the deeper message is the uniqueness of all. How many really get that deeper message is a big question. Our quotes supposedly favor model D.
  • Technology leads to mass production, where the production of ‘the same’ is important. In technological research, uniqueness (different result) is a sign of inferiority or superiority. That sense of superiority or inferiority is re-affirmed by capitalism, mass production, and neo-liberalism. The combination of technology & mass-production favors model A.
  • Modern technology, social media, and other modes of communication helped many people to discover their potentials and talents. The degree of superiority or inferiority is crushed by the horizontal distribution of power by social-media. Communication Technology favors a journey away from model A.
  • Individualism and collectivism can lead to any of the four models, depending on the other circumstances.

Conclusion

Can Model A by a significant number of individuals/groups lead to Polarized Society?

Can Model D by a significant number of individuals/groups lead to Harmonious Society?

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arun simon

A Jesuit with all the crazyness… Loves Jesus…Loves church, but loves to challenge too… Loves post modern philosophy & Gilles Deleuze.. Loves deep conversations…