05.10.07

Cores 1-4:

  1. Explore Safety vs. Panic

Core 1:

  1. Plan A: Work on your Utopias for a specific purpose as a substitute Tech Tuesday. I will come around and conference with you to check on your progress.
  2. Plan B: Watch The Persuaders and compare/contrast the tactics of advertising to the propaganda of Animal.

Core 2:

  1. We will go over MAP results tomorrow, but thank you for trying as hard as you did on the test even thought you can smell summer vacation coming.
  2. Analyze the following Movement page excerpt:

What my ism represents.
My ism is who I am, and how I live my life. I based my beliefs on my personal experiences and encounters. All of my core beliefs are the cores of myself, because I am my beliefs. Without them I would be nothing more than a face that stood for another number in the population. My ism stands for the right to think for yourself intuitively, and knowing your place in society. Andrewism is structure. It is all about the game of life, and how to win it.

When contemplating how I would transform my ism into an official movement, I came to realize that the only way to do that would be to let people know what it’s all about. I have to get my ideas out to the rest of the public through some means of communication. The act of expanding into new minds I thought was so much like the advertisement, and as hard as I thought about it, I couldn’t think of any other ways to do it except advertise. I have to showcase my ism so that people will learn about it, and become interested in believing the same things I believe. That is the thing that creates a movement, advertisement. Beliefs are no different than products when it comes down to the very concept. How are you going to sell your ism? That to me is what everything is. Controlling the populations interests into a profitable form. But in this case there is no profit, just dedication. You are now just trying to make people dedicated to believing in what you think is best for the world.!
Is that really what a movement is? I think that is so shallow, because all we are doing with this project is really trying to do what millions of people do every day, which is sell. I believe that beliefs should be self centered, because they are what you are. Why do you want to make more copies of your thought in other people’s minds? Original thought is perfect, and letting it out to be transformed is suicide for something so good.

So what am I trying to say in this long paragraph? I want to let everyone know that I don’t want them to have the same thoughts as me by believing what I believe. I have no expectations for growing my ism into anything more than this wikispace, and I am fine with the knowledge that nobody will ever stand for the same thing that I stand for, because I don’t want to advertise my ism. I just think that framing your beliefs so they look more applicable to the minds of the public is shallow, and cheap. But it is the only way. If people want to come and look at my ism specifically thats fine, but I’m not going to try and make them believe it. They can make that decision by themselves. Believing something shouldn’t be based off of a commercial or advertisement. Rather, beliefs should be found by an individual and without any persuasion, decided upon with serious consideration for all that follows.

  • Is this more or less persuasive than an “advertisement” would be?
  • What is the difference between advertising a belief and a product?
  • Do you advertise for your beliefs every day?

Work on your -Ism for a specific purpose, and don’t forget your movement page.

Core 3:

  1. Listen to the first Meaningful Gcast Interview.
  2. How are you answering the questions that is meaningful to you?
  3. Work on your Meaning with a specific goal in mind.

Core 4:

  1. We will go over MAP results tomorrow, but thank you for trying as hard as you did on the test even thought you can smell summer vacation coming.
  2. What are real life failed Utopias? Why did they fail?
  3. Work on your Utopia for a specific purpose (not failing as a perfect vision of society).

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