Knowing your values

“To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own. Perhaps they have imbibed the values of their particular profession or job, of their community or their neighbors, of their parents or family. Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

via a ‘Moment of Happiness’ post by http://www.happiness-project.com/

More on Eleanor Roosevelt and her thoughts on happiness at Brain Pickings.

Transferring, moving, forgetting

Spaces from above

 

“there corresponds to the constitution of a scientific space, as the precondition of any analysis, the necessity of being able to transfer the objects of study into it. Only what can be transported can be treated. What cannot be uprooted remains by definition outside the field of research.” (p20)

 

“A space exists when one takes into consideration vectors of direction, velocities, and time variables. Thus space is composed of intersections of mobile elements.” (p117)

 

“These fixations constitute procedures of forgetting.” (p97)

Fragments from Michel de Certeau’s The practice of everyday life, 1984.