Daniele de Lutzel, 04 June 2007
I can recognize my own way of organizing there.... As a good creative I've found two explanations: one is personality- profile- according to MBTI I'm an ENTP: that says it all!
The other concept came to me reading Rene Girard and the human fondamentary need to copy ( when my natural tendency to contradict that took over): If you look at the problem from a patterning aspect- One of the concepts of life is certainly copying ( cell-mitosis, learning by heart, carrying culture,asimilating ideas of others and so forth) , but for organisms more complex another aspect comes into the game which is integrating hazard (and thus chaos) In cells that is the meiosis, and the capacity to recombine memory of events and to integrate and adapt to the new up to being creative.
Somehow both is needed-the copying not to reinvent the wheel all the time, and the chaos to give birth to new possibilities.. In times of trouble we tend to stick to the known ( copy) and are afraid of the second as uncontrollable ( chaos). And, let's face it, even for the weirdos who live by change like me a bit of reflecting on what to keep in order to get a bit of structure into their thinking ( and order unto their table) is of the essence.
A big sigh!
Hoda Amin, 05 June 2007
I have always been trying to be better organized but it seems so hard! I keep on writing reminders and forgetting where I put them. Married to a very well organized engineer for almost 29 years, I try to learn from him, as it is very clear that being organized, makes life much easier, though sometimes those who are too organized are often frustrated when facing un- expected changes in their lives! they are usually less flexible and can't handle two subjects at the same time. Copying and sticking to orders is easier but creativity and chaos is more fun!
One thing I would like to ask Daniele de Lutzel please: what is MBTI and ENTP?!
Hoda Amin Cairo June 05 June 2007