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    On Jun 20, 2014 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

    "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” Nietzsche. Interesting article, especially given the fact that the rate of change is faster than Ever in history, information now doubles every 20 months, add to that technology changes = chaos. I believe Being With the chaos helps, rather than running from it. Breathing and being and knowing. However, if the author is suggesting Purposefully overloading people with more and more information, I believe that is a form of cruelty. Some people, my Mom as an example, cannot handle change nor cope with it; if someone were to pile that change one on top of the other my Mom would have a complete mental breakdown which serves no one. Others are like this too, and the breakdown does not always lead to solution, but to shutdown. I would say for those who enjoy and challenge and are resilient, it can be possible for the chaos to lead to problem solving and to different ways of thinking about or considering an issue. Depends on the person/group. In my own life, chaos has led to lifestyle change and it has also led to better resilience in realizing, 'this won't kill me.'  

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    On Jun 27, 2014 Amy wrote:

     Amen.  Wisdom here!

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