I look at it like this: I have an iTunes library that's quite large. It has some stuff from the 60's, but mostly from the 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's. As I loaded up each song, I rated it (1 to 5 stars) and set up a rotation that played the least-recently played song as the next song. It was kind of nice. What I realized, after playing this for quite a while, is that the entire library represents the sum total of my preferences. As it grows, it expands in all directions even though it retains the oldest songs - songs I become further and further from. Many of these oldies aren't really "me" any more, even though I rated them accurately - I just don't want to hear them; they're buried under the constant flow of new preferences. Thanks
Thanks for your comments.
I had a friend once, who first off always used to look at someones music collection, to get an idea of who the person is. I think there is a lot of merit to the idea that certain music resonates
with a person's consciousness and mirrors who that person might be.
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i do like jung in general... but on this i think its pointless. especially about the 2nd half of life thing... see i dont know what hes talking about entirely though with the whole capitalized shadow deal....
I find Jung very relevant to my life. I seem to be always searching, and Jung suggests that this search, is the search for understanding oneself.
Jung thought that we only consciously
are aware of part of ourselves. There is much, much more to us, and some of that lies in our Shadow. The Shadow is something about ourselves that we would rather not see. Thinks like selfishness, greed, belligerence, etc. We play roles, and we hide that which we do not want to see.
I have found, that when I see a reflection of myself
in someone else I get angry
. I note this period of anger and I consider what do I see in that other person that I don't want to see in myself?
And then there is Jung's notion of projection which Oscar Wilde who preceded Jung with his quote:
The highest, as the lowest, form of criticism is a mode of autobiography.
So when I criticize (either verbally or mentally), I think about how does that criticism of someone else relate to me and my Shadow
The mind is a funny thing, and the way it reveals itself is quite interesting. Why? Well, I think in the process of discovery, we learn more about our Life, which Jung viewed as a heroic journey. To be or not to be, that is the question.
i have good days and i have bad days...
Yep, I have plenty of ups and downs in my life.
what have i learned... to enjoy the updates... to appreciate my bad days as much as i appreciate my good days
Lessons in life seem to occur in the midst of these cycles.
theres no exception to the cliche that with age comes wisdom... including wisdom of insight.
I think we do indeed become wiser as we grow older.
Thanks for your comments.