The Japanese art of Kaizen

6 Jul

Kaizen
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I came across an article last week about the Japanese technique for overcoming laziness, its called Kaizen.

If you want to make a change in your life, instead of feeling overwhelmed by the challenge and putting it off for tomorrow or next week, just do it for a minute.

 Kaizen = “kai” (change) and “zen” (wisdom).

Like doing Yoga, doing it once doesnt give you much results, but doing Yoga every day for two weeks will. Tim Ferris has similar ideas with exercise, keep it short and regular.

“Little strokes fell great oaks.” –Benjamin Franklin

 

At the heart of this method is the idea that a person should practice doing something for a single minute, every day at the same time.

You can’t do Kaizen just once or twice and expect immediate results. You have to be in it for the long haul. — Masaaki Imai

 

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Society of the spectacle and late night tweets…

1 Jul

I was looking through my notes a few days ago, I made a few notes on the topic of “Society of the spectacle“, it’s defined as…

The decline of being into having, and having into mearly appearing

and…

The spectacle is not a collection of images, it is a social relationship between people that is meditated my images

Now, I know some people who have told me recently how they are obsessed with Instagram.

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In the spectacular society:

  • Quality of life is impoverished
  • Lack of authenticity
  • Human perceptions affected
  • Degradation of knowledge
  • Hindered critical thought
  • Spectacle obfuscates the past

 

The spectacle

 

 

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Donald Trump has been getting a little bit of heat recently with his late night tweets, some analysts think he is detached from reality, and the rest…

More than fifty years after the initial publication of Society of the Spectacle, mass media has become more prevalent, and more pervasive with television, the internet, cellular devices and social networking allowing our “relationship” with mass media to become a 24/7 pursuit.

This new state of omni-connection allows consumers of mass media and popular culture to now “follow” every action and even every thought of their favorite celebrities and figureheads thanks to multimedia microblog outlets like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

 

The solution?

 

 

 

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