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Nat Rev Genet. Aug;5(8) Deconstructing the relationship between genetics and race. Bamshad M(1), Wooding S, Salisbury BA, Stephens JC. Recent research implies that leader performance may be enhanced by mindfulness. The purpose of this paper is to present findings that help clarify the process. This study differs from the majority of existing studies in that it examines the relationship between EO and performance at the uni-dimensional level in emerging.
This is why I argue that the development of personal critical theory in concert with a larger theoretical framework, and connected to practical action is a vital anarchist project. The deconstruction of all of our relationships, from the personal to the communal to the larger social context, and in particular from the perspective of developing anarchist strategies, is essential.
Even most of what we perceive as instinctual at least at this point contains complicated thought processes that are unique to us, our experiences, our desires, and in many cases, unfortunately, our ideologies.
Any time we conceive of a desire, theory is a part of reaching its obtainment or the effort put towards it. Yet not all actions are derived from a critical theory, or a theory that has been vigorously developed to incorporate and understand the complex nature of the totality, and our place within it.
Also, not all theory is connected with practical application in our world. But, for theory to be relevant, it must concretely pertain to our lives and not merely be an abstract overlay or removed concept. A theory disconnected from practical application will have an outcome on our world, but most likely, not how we perceived it or wished it to be i.
However, our critical theory, by its very nature, cannot be something that is complete, solid, or ironclad. It is something to be freshly encountered and perpetually reconceived in our daily lives.
It is less a methodology or program for doing or thinking, and more a persistent, thoughtful, and candid perceiving, understanding, and interacting with our world. No doubt, basic desires, wishes, interests, etc.
Deconstructing the relationship between genetics and race.
Whether we develop our own critical theory or not, we will be guided by theoretical positions and pushes. Is it not better to deeply engage in the creation of our own unique subjective theory, in connection with others, than to — knowingly or not — accept the motivations and theoretical framework of another, whether individual parent, teacher, boss, guru, specialist, etc. This usually leads to either the full-throttle adoption or acceptance of a single ideology religion, patriotism, all assortments of politicismthe concoction of various splintered ideas new ageism, postmodernismor the lack of interest in thinking at all apathy, passive consumerism.Deconstructing Societal Transformation - Dan Dolderman - TEDxUofT
Regardless of the direction, thinking is done for people, and the paradigm that creates these ideologies is maintained, as it guides all thoughts and actions within, perpetuating the alienation between ourselves and our world.
Critical theory, that is self-derived, inquisitive, discerning, and deliberative theory, attempts to limit the influence of external belief systems and to develop the starting point from within ourselves, and therefore limit the alienation between the self and what is attempted to be understood or changed. A direct relationship is created. This is not to say that any of us have the answers, that there is not a historical framework to interpret, or that others cannot connect deeply to this process.
It just means that all analysis stems directly from our personal experience and our own eyes, and thus is more connected to our desires, and therefore more relevant to our practice and lives in general.
The connection to others in this pursuit can be a helpful and vital process, but ultimately, we must internalize and use critical processes to make these experiences pertinent to us, rather than simply wear their clothes.
It is too easy to read what we want or our ideology wants from any source. Critical theory is not limited to one specific element of life, although at times it might be helpful to temporarily isolate a specific dynamic.
Ultimately, if it is to have any deeper relevance, these separate investigations need to be contextualized into a holistic perspective that incorporates an understanding of the totality.
Critical theory is not bound by the dualism of morality, but instead looks to understand the complicated nature of all relationships. These dualisms are typically intended to guide specific behavior, which may even change in given certain circumstances, but whose theoretical rationalizations remain.
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This approach implies an essentialness to understanding, where as critical theory stems from subjective desires in the context of the world and our relationship to it. Our desires inform the questions we ask. Since critical theory is not guided by outside agendas, there is no fear in asking certain questions, because there is no ideology to uphold which might be contradicted by certain unrestrained honesty.
Ultimately, transparency in a theoretical process that is not guided externally can be the only way we can seriously examine ourselves and our world. It connects theory and practice in a way that is consistent with our desires. And, it honestly seeks authentic accomplices in our actions and in our lives. Both form boxes that are difficult to get beyond, and both perpetuate an illusion of making a significant break with society.
They are often guided by ideologies which attempt to make ambiguous the alienation in our lives, and aspire to convince us of the tolerable conditions of this existence, and prevent many from recognizing our role or situation in this society. Add to this the fact that the recuperation of any remotely radical theory and activity within this context is almost a given; a safety valve built into the system.
But without at least some investigation into where our desires emanate and how authentic they are to us, we can easily fall into unhealthy situations, reproducing the sickness of society, or become misled by fragmented or distorted feelings.
But how do we begin to figure out what are socialized behaviors and which are desires that stem from our unique being? Since we are so immersed in the muck of society, this is an ongoing and often tricky exploration with no cut and dry distinction in most cases. And, once we can start to grasp what aspects of our perceived desires seem authentic, it is then a matter of not isolating or elevating a specific desire as the primary or sole focus of our lives, at the exclusion of others.
We are hopefully driven by a multitude of desires, some overlapping, and some even contradicting, but unless we can touch on many of these as a related push or complex theory, then we can become unbalanced or even obsessed.
This is all part of the process of critical theory. As the narrow-minded solely-seeking pleasure seeker or short-sighted scene dweller often neglects larger contexts, it frequently seems the case that they are constantly at odds with direct action, militant struggle, or insurrection.
They may view these activities as a danger to their projects, a threat to the prosperity of the communities, counter-acting their work at "finding peace in this world", or inconsistent with their convoluted ideologies which allow them to acquiesce escape, or dwell in apathy.
Any critical perspective on these projects would either question their meaningfulness, or at least, understand that they are temporary, and that their true longevity for those which actually do make a significant break with the system is dependent on the ultimate destruction of the institutions of hierarchical power. This comprehension, and the action which moves with it, removes to "lifestyle" from anarchism, and makes anarchy a lived practice stemming from critical theory.
Neglecting huge portions of social and other relations, the revolutionary specialist often makes theirs a singular path. It is exclusively about a physical fight or solely a material concern. It is often guided by ideology or superimposed political theory that one adopts to greater or lesser degrees, while personal critical theory is neglected ,or in many cases, prohibited for the good of the People or the Revolution. Often, this is a result of one who thinks it impossible to realize their own unique personal desires,feeling they are unrealistic, that they lack the imagination to connect to them, that it is out of their control, or that they should take the back seat to the larger battle.
They put themselves into a larger struggle for removed or abstract concepts "two arms for the Revolution". I could reason that I should scrap this relationship and just move on. But I actually feel the opposite. My partner and I know each other extremely well. We communicate effectively most of the time, and we have similar values about life. We also have fucking intense, mind-blowing sex.
This is a person whom I will probably always have romantic inclinations for and for whom I will go to great lengths in order for this person to always remain in my life. But this semester, I was not interested in being exclusive with anybody or spending large amounts of time with one person.
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I just wanted to fuck people. So I communicated this to my partner, and we both came to the conclusion that neither of us was interested in being a couple. This can be seen in the bad boys and bad girls, the players and the commitment-phobes who distance themselves from their emotions. These people stop themselves from forming deep relationships for the sake of retaining their freedom. The ideas of exclusivity and possessiveness hinder many people from loving and being loved for long periods of time.
My partner and I occasionally go out to places and events together, spend the night together and have sex once or twice a week. We also call each other for comfort and company whenever we need it. But we also see other people. I ask attractive people out to coffee and try to court them while my partner takes various people out to dates and dinner as well.