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Deconstructivism Better than Constructivism

8 Thinking Skills for Detaching


Constructivism Has Few Benefits Compared to Deconstructivism

“Thus the negative perception is the triumph of consciousness.” —Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947: British mathematician and philosopher

“Negative thinking is the highest form of intelligence.” —Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986: Indian philosopher, Commentaries on Living, Second Series, p. 71

“The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises; namely, the complete denial of ‘identity.'” —Alfred Korzybski, 1879-1950: Polish-born American philosopher, Science and Sanity, p. 10 (the italics are Korzybski’s)

“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” —Matthew 10:39

“In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.” —Lao Tzu


DECONSTRUCTIVIS DEFINED By Examples

  • Deconstructivism is the answer while constructivism is the old age problem.
  • Deconstruct self-esteem (ego) and find self.
  • Deconstruct prejudice and find humanity.
  • Deconstruct opinion and find open-mindedness.
  • Deconstruct thinking and find experience.
  • Deconstruct labels and find sensations.
  • Deconstruct images and find reality.
  • Deconstruct pride and find humility.
  • Deconstruct idolatry and find Spirit.
  • Deconstruct constructivism and find the land of the nonverbal.
  • Deconstruct nationalism and find peace.
  • Deconstruct greed and find plenty.
  • Deconstruct verbal philosophy and find the dimension of being.
  • Deconstruct your images of family and find people.
  • Deconstruct sentimentality and find much ado about nothing.
  • Deconstruct the images of life the world promotes and find the meaningless sham of materialism.
  • Deconstruct the images of living the youth and fun culture promote and find the meaninglessness of gratification.
  • Deconstruct pleasure and find emptiness.
  • Deconstruct and find less is more.
  • Deconstruct and find that thinking and imaging are rarely practical, factual, or logical.

NEGATIVE TEST

In science, it has been found that falsification is more important than proof as falsification is practical while proof is infinite.

“One can sum up all this by saying that the criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability, or refutability, or testability.” —Karl Popper

“Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute it. Testability is falsifiability; but there are degrees of testability: some theories are more testable, more exposed to refutation, than others; they take, as it were, greater risks.” —Karl Popper

It is easier to speak about something as true when the denial of it leads to confusion, disorder, or obvious error.

  • People are aware of the missing, of negative perception in disappointment, regret, and desire.

DECONSTRUCT EXERCISE

Start today to deconstruct every idea, image, or opinion you have of anything on the basis that it is not and cannot be it. Follow through, and you will end the mental chatter that you call your life, but that is your death.


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Quotations from Various Sources

Organized Alphabetically

“A thing is a thing, not what is said of that thing.” —from the movie, Birdman

“And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?” —James 2:16

“Appearances are deceptive.” —Aphorism

“Belief creates its own experience; therefore, such an experience is not true.” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Volume V, p. 334

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“Clients are shown that they had better fight, in practice as well as in theory, against their acquired and invented irrational ideas and the dysfunctional behavior patterns that accompany these ideas.” —Albert Ellis

“Crossing the river to get to the other side is not the other side.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Descriptions of food never satisfy the hungry.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Do not mistake the signpost for the destination.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Don’t just talk the talk–walk the walk.” —Aphorism

“Facts can’t feel.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Facts can’t figure.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Facts can’t fix.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“I’m not sure I want popular opinion on my side–I’ve noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.” —Bethania McKenstry

“If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” —Anatole France

“In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.” —Lao Tzu

“James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.” —Samuel Beckett

“Knowledge does not do.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge does not get it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge does not know.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge has no intelligence.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Knowledge is not it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Man’s most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.” —Euripides

“Negative thinking is the highest form of intelligence.” —Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986: Indian philosopher, Commentaries on Living, Second Series, p. 71

“Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.” —Buddhist saying

“Some blundering with what I set before you, try in vain with empty talk to separate the essences of things and say how each thing truly is.” —Heraclitus, Fragments

“Stay skeptical of your skepticism. Question questioning. Test testing. Doubt doubt.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Talking about it is not the same as doing it.” —Aphorism

“Talk is cheap.” —Aphorism

“The expressed is not the experienced.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon.” —Zen saying

“The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.” —Blaise Pascal

“The moment a man questions the meaning and value of life, he is sick, since objectively neither has any existence; by asking this question one is merely admitting to a store of unsatisfied libido to which something else must have happened, a kind of fermentation leading to sadness and depression.” —Sigmund Freud

“The proof is in the pudding, not the recipe.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“The recipe is not the cooking.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us.” —Arlene Raven

“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.” —Francis Bacon

“Things are not what they seem.” “Things are never what they look like.” “Things are not as they appear.” “Things are never what they first appear to be.” —Aphorism stated in many forms and styles

“Things never turn out the way you think they will.” —Aphorism

“Think you can, think you can’t; either way, you’ll be right.” —Henry Ford

“Thinking can’t.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Though tightly the net of words forms, how surely truth slips out.” —Lao Tzu

“Thus the negative perception is the triumph of consciousness.” —Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947: British mathematician and philosopher

“Well done is better than well said.” —Benjamin Franklin

“When you ask for help building your house, do you want words or deeds?” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” —Anonymous

“You cannot step into the same river twice.” —Heraclitus


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