Sunday, May 27, 2007

honoring The Flow of discerning lives

I have more in mind with the title above than is addressed by its occasion: my overreading of Habermas' article on journalism and the market, and what I did discuss involved claims that (to me) call for explication—which was tacitly a self-provocation for doing some follow-up, particularly relative to the importance of "flow" (link below)—which is no impulsive or vague notion!

Beyond that—I came to realize—I wanted to share some thoughts on (2) the ontogenic basis of genuine valuation, (3) the deliberative consumer, (4) institutional enabling of deliberative vitality, and (5) think some more about "discursive vitality."

But now I feel that a follow-up on flow is enough. The other themes have either turned up substantially in other discussions or deserve to be parts of topics I want to do later.

So, here's a discussion of flows in living well by design.

...and a follow-up note that I'm not further elaborating:

Democracy belongs to those who care to participate, and markets can be no better than the quality of choices that sustain it. But adult degree of deliberativeness can be no better than the quality of enabling education and parenting available to one’s native interest in learning, which happens through the flows of aspiration.