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Mastery, Not Control Key

Mastery, Not Control Key

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Published by Antonio Dias
John Boyd Meet Ivan Illich, my distillation on the question of Power presented as a mash-up of their work.
John Boyd Meet Ivan Illich, my distillation on the question of Power presented as a mash-up of their work.

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Published by: Antonio Dias on Sep 24, 2010
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01/31/2011

 
Mastery, Not Control
Lessons at the edge of this decade.
 
The pursuit of control is chimerical and dangerous.
Does that leave us anything but bland passivity?This question is central if we are to find a way forward.
 
What if we carve out a distinction between control and mastery?
Control:Is the expectation that violence and coercion allow us to bend other actors
 
 – humans and others – to our will.We expect benefits that outweigh the costs – we ignore the costs.We aim control at anything and everything, including ourselves.
Control does not work.

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