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The Other way

The fundamentally positive principle of meritocracy – according to which ideally  George Growevery person in a society is assigned to the position they deserve and is rewarded accordingly – has turned into a brutal and vulgar form of Darwinism in which measurable productivity is the central, if not the only criterion of the “ideal person”.

(George Grow, Rome 5/2019)

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George M Grow Jr, Kattia Watson CarazoUnder this impression, GrowHow, George Grow, Kattia Watson & Partners are dedicated to replacing “productivity” with “evolution”, the meaning of life, in all areas of life and not just in the business sector, which includes culture, politics, art and not least spirituality in place of religion and heralds the “other way”.

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The 55 Signposts / Innovations

The Integral Revolution ® / The World Formula ® / The Meaning of Life ® /  The Walk of Man and Humankind in 3 Phases ® / The Firery Eye ® / The Temple of Diamonlectics ® / The League of the Horizontally Resurrected ® / au 8You are the Integral Re=public ® / Nation of Will / The Integral Society ® The Integral Value ® Fusion of Tradition and Modernity ® / The World Cultural Center / Babylon Passage ® / Fusion of Hegel and Marx / Integral Export Culture ® / Ritual-Therapy / Self-Therapy / 4 Boxes / Temple of My Ego ®  / My Life is A Temple / Angel of the World ® / The Split Way / The Multi-Faceted God / The Latest Shrine ® / The Single Giving / Garden of the 55 ® / The Soul / Free will / The Plan_et,  etc.

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The Simple and the Complex

By George M Grow Jr

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Already as a child, I had little reason to be happy with ready-made toys. At every opportunity, I ask  for simple blocks of Lego and Matador and put them together to lego neu objects and sceneries. Somewhat later, this pattern appeared in my thinking by developing a good sense and understanding for words and their meaning. The step from philology to philosophy fell into place by choosing the meaning of the words that they cover everything I knew. Doing so, it became clear to me that the simple things are quite well covered while the complex things are still completely in the dark.

The more complex the term is, the less clear is its purpose.

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We know very well about our eye, our heart, our stomach and all our cells in the body, but have no answers to the big questions, such as the way of living together, truth, power, policy, the meaning of life, fate, metaphysics and God.

No surprise that we do not stand at the end of cognition as the zeitgeist tells us but rather at the beginning of cognition.

Living in the zeitgeist constantly carries a high price. Mass phenomena such as perversion, burnout and depression make clear that we as a society actually have no choice: we have growhowgone too far in bearing the control and regulation of liveliness on the basis of a mechanistic, reductionist worldview and are in doing so slamming into the wall. A large number of patients are the outriders of a system crash. They are symptoms of the defects of our time, but we are blind to the warning signs. Humanity’s experience and evolution are much richer and have much more to offer than the zeitgeist today or of any other time, epoch or culture.

(George M Grow Jr, The Integral Society)

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George M Grow Jr, March 2019, “Never Hide”

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The opposite way

We still live under the indomitable influence of ideologies, the vast majority is still satisfied with simple answers such as capitalism, socialism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism or nihilism. These are neither logical nor they are compatible. The consequence for anyone intelligent is that they take the opposite way in order to come closer to complexity, fulfillment, life, liveliness, the whole truth.

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The same happened to the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. His report The Cellar sets in the morning, when the sixteen-year-old high school student spontaneously decided on  Thomas-Bernhard+Der-Kellerhis way to school to escape from his hated, seemingly pointless life by taking “the opposite direction”. He takes an apprenticeship in the cellar, a grocery store – as well as the liberating and at the same time stabilising feeling of leading “a useful existence” and to participate in life. In the cellar, on the edge of the Scherzhauserfeldsiedlung in Salzburg, Austria, which is the the run-down ghetto of the aborted, asocials and criminals, Bernhard meets all the outcasts of society, learns to understands them and sides with those lost, disturbed existences.

With that, Bernhard came close in his own way to the meaning of life, as it was supposed to open up to me.

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59121123_361641621140082_8852585409952088064_nBernhard’s story is reminiscent of the Hollywood classic Irma la Douce and the scene in which Jack Lemon in the role of the young policeman Nestor Patou is asked how it is possible that he, an honorable citizen, lives in the Rue Casanova, in the red-light district of Paris under whores, criminals and corrupt colleagues. Nestor’s answer:

Indeed, filthy, daring and disreputable, but alive.

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One more who took the opposite direction is Franz Kafka. And because his employer did not release him from work in spite of his serious disease, he bent off mentally. Too much he feared the Kafkaesque transformation into an insect, to be eaten up by his everyday life and to sink into self-negation, self-humiliation and repression of reality.

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The opposite direction is a central theme of many writers. With Ingeborg Bachmann we encounter it with the retreat from life and the cultivation of feelings; Robert Musil’s protagonist Ludwig takes a “vacation of life” in order to rid himself of the “interrelation of things”.

Also in my literature and in the works that have come into being around them and my  musil philosophy, the opposite direction plays a central, if not the central role. Generally speaking, it is about the reclamation of complexity, liveliness, of the unforeseen, the metaphysical world, the living universe, which, when we ask it, answers as a whole. The protagonists who choose the opposite direction are mostly outsiders, temporary outsiders or they live in a future that can cause many surprises to us.

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Everything that makes us to “insiders”

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Ways in the opposite direction

The peculiar thing about my philosophical and literary work is that the opposite    at 20direction does no longer appear naive, abstract and absurd, but concrete. The living cosmos is releasing its meaning, its essence and its relation to things and us humans. On my expeditions, a philosophy, a science and a cultural approach of the opposite direction has been coming into existence. If we push far enough in that direction, it can happens to us as it happened to Columbus, who, after a long journey across the vast ocean, discovered land and returned home with many unknown fruits and other treasures.

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According to my theory of history The Walk of Man and Humankind in 3 Phases, for the time being, the final phase is the fusion of phase 1 (unity) and phase 2 (diversity) to integrality.

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The Integral Movement, etc.

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Innovations

The Integral Revolution ® / The World Formula ® / The Meaning of Life ® /  The Walk of Man and Humankind in 3 Phases ® / The Firery Eye ® / The Temple of Diamonlectics ® / The League of the Horizontally Resurrected ® / au 8You are the Integral Re=public ® / Nation of Will / The Integral Society ® The Integral Value ® Fusion of Tradition and Modernity ® / The World Cultural Center / Babylon Passage ® / Fusion of Hegel and Marx / Integral Export Culture ® / Ritual-Therapy / Self-Therapy / 4 Boxes / Temple of My Ego ®  / My Life is A Temple / Angel of the World ® / The Latest Shrine ® / The Single Giving / Garden of the 55 ® / The Soul / Free will / The Plan_et,  etc.

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