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One of the probable inspirations for this site is a famous quote by R Buckminster Fuller entitled "WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO" :

"Acutely aware of our beings' limitations and acknowledging the infinite mystery of the a priori universe into which we are born, but nevertheless searching for a conscious means of hopefully competent participation by humanity in its own evolutionary trending while employing only the unique advantages inhering exclusively to the individual who takes and maintains the economic initiative in the face of the formidable physical capital and credit advantages of the massive corporations and political states and deliberately avoiding political ties and tactics while endeavoring by experiments and explorations to excite individuals' awareness and realization of humanity's higher potentials I seek through Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science and its reductions to physical practices to reform the environment instead of trying to reform men being intent thereby to accomplish prototyped capabilities of doing more with less whereby in turn the wealth augmenting prospects of such design science regenerations will induce their spontaneous and economically successful industrial proliferation by world around services' managements all of which chain reaction provoking events will both permit and induce all humanity to realize full lasting economic and physical success plus enjoyment of all the Earth without one individual interfering with or being advantaged at the expense of another."

Of course this is a bit wordier than the format of picture + words allows in WDYDWYD's case but it pretty much reflects the same impetus -- trying to define the essential impulse that spurs a person on. I suppose in WDYDWYD's case the above quote might be superimposed over a photo of any of Fuller's designs. In most cases on this site the contents of the statement are more easily understandable, and more concise. It is however, an interesting project to really try to consider, define, and relate an aspect of what truly motivates you. In a zen-like way I think I get better at it over time.



reference: http://www.bfi.org/our_programs/who_is_buckminster_fuller/design_science/what_i_am_trying_to_do_by_r_buckminster_fuller

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Comment by Tobeimean Peter on August 26, 2009 at 4:06am
thanks Frazz...
Comment by Paula F. on August 24, 2009 at 1:03pm
your blog posts amaze me.

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