Immediate evaluation

You may lose not one, but two lifetimes with futile things which claim to be
glaringly indispensable, to realize afterwards that you gave your precious time to crap.

It is therefore vitally important to have a sharp eye, to detect
where Essence is…- to instantly see what´s “behind” the screen.

The skill of Right Immediate Evaluation! That applies to whatever information,
“knowledge”, 
people you encounter, books you read.

I once read a novel by a Swedish writer. His writing style was ok, but for the greater parts the book was rather tedious. At some point in the book, I BUMPED INTO THREE LINES.

I realized with awe, that the whole book consisted of these very lines, the rest of it was some kind of “tepid”, meaningless literature. A waste of time really…

I felt “cheated” – WHY WRITE A WHOLE BOOK, WHEN YOUR MESSAGE IS COMPRISED IN THREE LINES ONLY?…

Some weeks later I saw an interview with this writer, and guess what: He said it himself: he had built the whole novel out of those three lines …

https://julienmatei.com/2012/11/05/how-do-you-recognize-a-good-book/

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

8 Responses to Immediate evaluation

  1. A little like our politicians of the day………:-) …

  2. seeingwhatis says:

    yes, loose your life to crap… indeed.. futile crap…

  3. Chatty Owl says:

    Three lines need to be build up with other lines of smaller importance, otherwise the important lines lose their powerful impact. Its like a pretty flower is always prettier, if its next to an ugly shrub.

    • julienmatei says:

      In that respect you are right: That is why beautiful women enjoy the company of less attractive girlfriends 😀 😛

      No but really: Contrast creates dynamics, no doubt about that.

      The question is this: Is the writer to “build up” the story, or the story to build up the writer?

      Let me give you few examples:

      I was enthralled from the very beginning to the end in books like Dostoevsky´s Brothers Karamazov,
      or Demian, Siddharta or Steppenwolf by Hesse.

      Speaking of which – when I first read Crime and Punsihment I was captivated from the very first phrases. I felt like being hypnothized.

      This book has influenced my whole life insofar as if something doesn’t strike my interest after a page, I put it aside.

      Life is too precious for intelligent babble.

      • Chatty Owl says:

        Oh of course, women always want to look pretty not because to attract attention from men, but to compete with other women 😉

        Hmmm interesting thought about the build up. You’re one smart cookie.

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