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10 June 2009 @ 08:38 am
Linkin Park & the value of Information  
I wanna run away
Never say goodbye
I wanna know the truth
Instead of wondering why
I wanna know the answers
No more lies
I wanna shut the door
And open up my mind
- "Runaway", Linkin Park

I wish to assert that whoever wrote these lyrics values Information.

(Jake's Core Values for Pondering the Motivations of People in Interpersonal Relationships: Information, Time, Comfort, Assets/Money, Power/Status)

These lyrics resonate with me. To me, what's implicit in it is that I would never run away and not say goodbye, because whether or not these people I need to walk away from value information, I do. It's a cruelty, by my standards, to not tell people why if they want to know. That desire to shut the door, open my mind is, to me, the desire to not need to know why, to be Zen. I rarely attain that state.

This gets me into an awful lot of trouble on occasion.

I experience lack of information as emotional and even sometimes physical pain.

And now, I need to go re-engage in my life and live it, instead of just thinking about how I do it. Analysis paralysis begone.


Which do you value the most?
Current Music: "In Bloom" - Nirvana
King Ratgkr on June 10th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Which I value most depends on what's been going on in my life. But I think generally comfort.
tenshiemi on June 10th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Of course you know my answer would be information followed by time. Good information empowers me to make good decisions so I avoid feeling like a victim. If I'm acting in ways that cause other discomfort I can adjust my behavior. If others are acting in ways that cause me discomfort, knowing why will diffuse my anger or frustration. A breakdown in communication/lack of information will cause me to feel emotionally and physically ill.

Time is a very close second to me. Time lost can never be recovered so I feel it's the most valuable gift I can share with another person. If someone doesn't have respect for my time I find it disrespectful. Waiting for someone who is late makes me feel ill.

Comfort is nice but it's a distant third. The other two don't really register for me except for having enough money to survive on.
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Kburgunder on June 10th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Girl, you and me both!
Varnvarn_ix on June 10th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Since I couldn't find a more in-depth description of the values mentioned or your source, I find it hard to compartmentalize.

So. I value Information a lot, because knowledge is Power. I place much value on direct control, but also for instant adaptability to circumstances out of my control. I crave Comfort, but that is primarily brought about with enough Time to let things happen in their natural course. Too many Assets are a burden to me, although I wish for a house within inner bypass limits, which is unobtainable if you don't have $700.000. Which I don't.
nplusmnplusm on June 10th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
A week ago I would have said I was a

However, I was pondering it anew a couple days ago, with my parents, and determined that I would LIKE to be a TICAS or ITCAS, but am, in fact, a TISCA or ITSCA.

The good opinion of people ends up weighing very heavily with me in many ways, and, if I was going to be honest, I often trade my Comfort or Asset coin in an effort to retain my Status coin.
animaeruption on June 11th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
Information and time.