The Trap of Conceptualisation
The Western world view is one of engineering and logic. It has solidified the already pervasive habit of intellectualising the human experience. By applying mental concepts to our surroundings, our identity and our mind, we severely limit and even distort our perception thereof.
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Clip “Tradition” from the musical movie “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971).
Book “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Austrian psychologist Victor Frenkel
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