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Bruce Lee’s Four Philosophies

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via Bruce Lee: Artist of Life:

1. Aboutism keeps out any emotional responses or other genuine involvement — as though we were things. In therapy, Aboutism is found in rationalization and intellectualization, and in the “interpretation” games where the therapist says “This is what your difficulties are about.” This approach is based on noninvolvement.

2. With Shouldism you grow up completely surrounded by what you should and should not do, and you spend much of your time playing this game with yourself—the game I call the “top dog/underdog game” or the “self improvement game” or the “self-torture game.” Shouldism is based on the phenomenon of dissatisfaction.

3. The Existential (“is-ism”) approach is the external attempt to achieve truth, but what is truth? Truth is one of what I call the “fitting games.”

4. Gestalt attempts to understand the existence of any event through the way it comes about, which tries to understand becoming by the how, not the why, through the all-pervasive gestalt formation; through the unfinished situation, which is a biological factor.

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Johnny Walker Scotch Roundhouse Kicks the Memory of Bruce Lee in Disturbing Advert

Bruce Lee was many things: An actor, philosopher, martial artist and international icon. What he wasn’t was a drinker. Lee completely abstaining from alcohol. So what better icon to reanimate to shill for scotch, right? I’m guessing that Johnny Walker’s execs must have had too much of their own product when they signed off on this one. I guess it’s no worse than the motorcycle insurance ad featuring the music of Duane Allman.

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