Comments on: What is your water talent? http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1361 Ideas, thoughts and my attempts to figure shit out Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:23:46 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 By: Elaine Wherry http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1361&cpage=1#comment-10705 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:55:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1361#comment-10705 Wow, what a beautiful, thought-provoking post. I love the water analogy and only wish you had more posts following this so I could read more about how your mind works. I think your water might actually be your knack for pulling seemingly unrelated ideas together.

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By: mayeesha http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1361&cpage=1#comment-10664 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:39:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1361#comment-10664 i don’t think having purely water view of the world is productive at all. that gives you delusional ideas about actual things like income inequality and discrimination. Reality matters too.

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By: Tony Coretto http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1361&cpage=1#comment-10613 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:57:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1361#comment-10613 Wonderful post, Amy! At various points in my life I’ve felt like I knew very well what my water was, at other points I’ve been utterly clueless. The process of discovery and self-realization hasn’t been straightforward or linear for me – I’m still figuring this shit out 🙂

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By: Max Song http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1361&cpage=1#comment-10564 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:54:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1361#comment-10564 I like your sense of style. I was bemused after reading the first paragraph, which is like the smart aleck way of dismissing a smart aleck, but the general thesis of the piece is fantastic and something that I believe in as well. There is a rhythm to the madness – a thread spun from the composites of personality, temperament, and direction that weaves through out each life. The trick is to be able to zoom away from yourself enough to recognize it in yourself.

reminds me of a similarly-styled metaphor, used by David Foster Wallace in his speech – “This is Water”. In the story he tells, two young fish are swimming through the sea. An older fish comes along, and says: “good morning boys! Hows the water?” One of the younger fish says: “good!”
The two fish a little more while, then one looks at the other, and says: “What’s water?”

Water is the invisible. Being able to see it, and recognize it, is critical.

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By: Map http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1361&cpage=1#comment-10492 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:13:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1361#comment-10492 I found it interesting to read the news, post me a lot of information I need. Really thank you.

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By: Anton Skornyakov http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1361&cpage=1#comment-10385 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:30:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1361#comment-10385 A great post, thank you!

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By: Giulietta http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1361&cpage=1#comment-10377 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:53:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1361#comment-10377 My water is the ability to see all people as fellow humans standing together on the same planet. Having floated among groups and cliques throughout life without paying allegiance to any one.

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