About Dejay

Bio

Dejay, 18 years young, I want to be a 'barefoot and hegemonic' human who contributes to the design of Biotechnological sociocultural permacultures.

Areas of Expertise

Ecopsychology, Mind and Body, Self Empowerment, Psychoneuroimmunology, Sociology / Psychology, psychophysiology, Noology / Noetics , Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Socioeconomic Development, Biophilia

An idea worth spreading

A social system who functions upon energy as a system of value, not money.

Talk to me about

The human prospect and how we can make it more desirable.

People don't know I'm good at

Human body expressionism; vocal percussion and dancing.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Dejay Davison
Posted over 2 years ago
Why is half the world starving and the other half trying to lose weight?
I do not undermine Dennet or his learnings, but I disagree - strongly. I am open-minded, and I do not assume, allow me to support myself. If humans have transcended the strong desire for material fulfillment then tell me why when you turn on the radio, when you go on the internet, when you watch T.V you are bombarded with temptations and expectations? Tell me why the aphorism "Half the world is starving, yet half the world is trying to lose weight' rings such a truthful, ironic resonance? Tell me why most celebrities - followed and influential to a near religious degree - encourage vanity and material possession? You and I are presumably, from different generations. You have seen what I haven't and same in-turn. I have grown up around teenagers striving to label themselves with clothes and possession - boasting in their fetishism. If human's have collectively transcended, and as Dennett argues they do - then why, why, WHY do education systems - the most important 'thing' that is breeding the newer humans - accentuate the importance of a piece of paper over happiness? You dare state that happiness does no contribute to development? Maybe it is so, humans have transcended, genetically. But epi-genetically they are clouded and pushed away from it - media systems, educations systems and institutions have not transcended.
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Dejay Davison
Posted over 2 years ago
Why is half the world starving and the other half trying to lose weight?
Yes, one could consider this, but why? You speak truth my friend, but I must've failed to communicate the concept and the point of me creating this discussion. I used this hyperbolic aphorism not to delve into the idea of 'food' but to put in clear perspective man's current mind of contradiction and ignorance and the forces that hasten and solidify this said unbalance. I am angry that media influence is prominently hindering - encouraging fetishism, greed, vanity and clouding truth, solidifying the unbalance. I am angry that institutions relation with money and influence is biased, insidious and again hindering. And most of all education systems do not teach the humans coming into the world of not only media's influence and how to protect from it, but they do not teach us happiness comes from within. They teach us ubiquitously - through curriculum, media and culture - to strive for material possession - thus resulting in such an unbalance. The world is an example of what consciousness creates, and there-in lies the flaws in how we educate. You speak of love, I speak of truth. We are not taught truth thus we are not taught love.
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Dejay Davison
Posted over 2 years ago
Why is half the world starving and the other half trying to lose weight?
I am not very sure of the literal accuracy, but absolutely positive of the broader accuracy. Decadence and luxury ignorantly titled 'success' by a great many is the very concept that creates said unbalance. Success is achieving what we strive for, if men didn't strive for material possession the world would not be in this current state of unbalance. Men strive for material fulfillment, for you to argue against this and me to use the world as an example of rebuttal is pitiful and painful, my friend. Whether it is collectively believed or called success is irrelevant, for the very question "Why is half the world starving, and half the world trying to lose weight" would not exist, and it would not ring a truthful resonance if the unbalance was not there, and it is (un)common sense to see this 'nuanced thriving and encouragement' for 'material' success as triggering and soliciting this unbalance. It is the 21st century, you would think by now humans would have collectively transcended to realize that happiness comes from within, not material possession - you would also think that by now education systems and media system (which in a sense 'breed' these ignorant humans, encourage their fetishism and their greed for monetary over mental growth) would have adapted to contribute to a better world, and a better super-organism. I think we are underestimating the hindering influence of our current education systems and biased media output. Both insidiously destroy curiosity with their uncontrollable ubiquity.
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Dejay Davison
Posted almost 3 years ago
We're not using the right side of our brains! (enough)
I think the thing with school is, kids are repetitively encouraged to learn information from the age of 5 whether or not it fits into our passions of talents. If we don't - we are penalized on many different levels. I think this forced left brain development discourages kids off learning, it creates a negative perspective towards new information. In turn I believe it could hinder both hemispheres. You're right, it does. Maybe we need more holism than reductionism, but the first step is having an even amount. Balance. Reductionism - Holism Left brain - Right brain!
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Dejay Davison
Posted almost 3 years ago
We're not using the right side of our brains! (enough)
Wow, that's definitely conjured up mixed feelings. This is only my opinion here, but I think there is a deeper yet externally ubiquitous significance of a developed right hemisphere. The ability to 'see the whole' or observe and live with a more empathetic, understanding perspective is evidently needed in this world. I've grown up in this new world of 'junk information' and a prevalent bombardment of commercialism, it's so easy to see the influence it has on teens. I could ramble on about this for ages but I could very confidently posit that I do think the significance of an unbiased brain is very underestimated! The Secretary of Education should become familiar with Einstein's: "A problem canont be fixed with the same level of consciousness that created it." Maybe another 'Dark Age' is imminent but I do believe that creative minorities such as TED may help save us from our own demise. My only approach at the moment is to push action towards creating awareness to not only the influence, but the implications; other than that i'm stuck! (for teens) Thanks for your words Bob :)