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There is the Ah-Ha… and then there is the Oh-No(?)

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Ah-Ha's ... big and small...

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Responses to “LeToonz on/in LeWave”

While I understand the concept, and have felt many of the Ah-Ha’s we have spoken about, I find that I am searching for the “moment” … It is not quite Ah-Ha but it is enlightening and it is a learning moment. There is Ah-Ha and then there is the “Oh-No”(?)

Lafrado – November 24, 2009 at 4:54 am


Hi Lou,

Funny that… my father asked the same question when I introduced him for the first time to my work in the early 1980’s.  He asked, “So what’s an “oh-oh”!

I see these as predictive ah-ha’s with an anticipated down-side – same two syllable utterance though, which I think is a cool connection. This two-syllable, viscerally and cognitively motivated expression (and the two other below), is ubiquitous among all human ethnic populations around the world (… and I’ll prove it someday too. Help anyone? “Ah-so” – Japanese version. We all know that one.)

Ah-ha, “aahhh” and “ha-ha” are the three big primal human utterances (Oh-oh is right up there but 1st cousin to ah-ha I suspect) and many have repeated the work of Arthur Koestler concerning these three.

My take on it is that these three primal utterances we ALL make are psycho-physiologically interconnected, and ah-ha is the result of a juxtaposition and combination of what happens within us when we experience aahhh and ha-ha together.

(Lateral shift… ) What I find amazing is the “social” choice people make to NOT overtly indicate or express the fact they have experienced and insight. It appears we are “cooler” folk if we hold back acknowledging the experienced and fact that other human beings may have assisted up in learning something new. Amazing, huh.  Typically a male phenomena but I am sure women are just as adept at choosing not to show they learned anything new from anyone, in other words we prefer to not show our human-ness. Now these same “knew-it-already’s” (Not!)  will no doubt say “ah-ha” and “aahhh” and “ha-ha” out loud if it serves their selfish strategic motivations… to get ahead in their own wicked way…. It all depends on who is there to embrace, impress and connect to, like the Boss, a new client or new “friend.”I

t is as if learning something new from anyone else is something less intelligent, unprofessional and unevolved people do. How ironic. I have seen people actually fight off saying “ah-ha” out loud and in public, to ensure not sharing the collegial connection and social-learning intimacy. It’s sadly, sadly hilarious to me.

It is Time to Measure Our Ah-Ha's and Our Patterns of Insight... Our "Paths-of-Ah-Ha"

I think the minute we begin to share the experience of ah-ha itself in real-time and with others around us or connected to us, and do so overtly, whether it be in a crowded elevator or workshop, office, food store, or elbow to elbow at the breakfast joint countertop, and we directly communicate it, we say “I just had an ah-ha.” Not over jolly or clown-like but matter of fact with the natural grin  that comes with “most” ah-ha’s.

I think the minute we let others (in) know that they helped us, directly or indirectly, in achieving this phenomenal moment-of-insight – big, medium or small – that these moments of personal human “evolution-synergy-sharing” will slowly but surely transform the quality of human consciousness-of-relationship  significantly, forever and for the betterment of all our lives and that of our planet.

JohnBrian – November 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm


The Design (Purpose) of The Internet?

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“I live’n’breathe the “how”, “why” and “so what” of the “design/purpose” of Internet as it relates to individual human and human systems (social) development, seen as an evolutionary process.

And specifically, I am most thoroughly sustained by considering and working on answers to the how, why and so-what of the Internet’s dynamic, direct and NATURAL role in supporting the how, why and so-what of individual human evolution and in parallel humanities synergistic evolution.

The most obvious reflection of the human mind is seen in our internet movement as it is most obviously reflective of both the connectivity nature of the human brain and the manifestion of that brain in the evolution of our personal Self and further in the evolution of the connectivity of personal Self’s globally.

My work and writing speaks to essential and magical pragmatism (Yes, pragmatics can be magical, ask Williams James) of the “why” of the internet” as a function of an innate and unstoppable, although seemingly detour prone, process of individual, innate and gift-based human evolution… and whole human-systems gift-based or gift-centric social evolution, and more specifically, the evolution of 1) an individual and naturally disposed and gifted human mind, and 2) all of these human minds doing that same thing.

… and a “why the internet exists” design/purpose founded on the innate NEED of all these evolving and inherently gift-driven-at-the-core human minds finding fuller and better and more synergy-rich “connecting” along the way.

My innately disposed preference is to think of the internet as simply a mind-mirror and interactive functional projection and manifestation thereof, the human mind. And over time, guess what, it actually looks more and more like a human cortex, this felt-work of connective tissue, of fibrils, like glial cells and dendridic networks, enmeshed and encapsulating directly, and indirectly and over time, all minds on the planet. And these minds “connected” – consciously, most not – are trying really, really hard – as it is what they are designed to do… is their ultimate and pre-ordained purpose – to be all they can be… to be innately and naturally gift-driven and along the way, trying very, very hard to more effectively resonate (socnet) and connect (socnet) to optimizing “partners” along the way, and over generations of our humanity.

It is this fundamental process and direction of human evolving that feeds the evolution of da’Net itSelf, and reciprocally, the further evolution of the natural and innately disposed and gifted human Self.

Nice that the internet helps in all this, and was mirror-designed in fact, for that express purpose, whether we see it as such or not, i.e. it’s purpose within and without and pertaining to the unfolding unknown.

Thanks for listening and don’t hesitate to constructively comment.