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Building a life or career in the vein of prestige rests upon delusion. A delusion has nothing to do with reality at all. What is the material of reality? All of the observable and subtly observable facets of life. That which can be sensed.

Building something in reality tends to the goal people are wanting.

Is there more than we can see, touch, smell, feel, experience? Perhaps. For some. Yes. For others. No. The limits and expansion of perception has a relationship with choices and things we cannot, can, and sometimes choose, for example genetics, environment, people, reading, food, sleep, thinking. There is a great deal of say in making our life as we want to live it, see it, feel it, share it. And that position of authorship serves as an anchor in reality –not based in delusion.

Delusion, grandeur, and abjection have interesting relationships with each other. One of the first steps to investigating those relationships are through an etymological dictionary.

The history, the meaning, proof- all there:

Prestige (n.) 1650s, “trick,” from French prestige (16c.) “deceit, imposture, illusion” (in Modern French, “illusion, magic, glamour”), from Latin praestigium “delusion, illusion” (see prestigious). Derogatory until 19c.; sense of “dazzling influence” first applied 1815, to Napoleon. ( https://www.etymonline.com/word/prestige )

The ability to build in reality, labor over time, over and over again rests in the labor of those doing the work, not those working the prestige. Remember freedom of choice resides in those with awareness and those who would rather forgo their freedom of choice tend to become bitter at those who choose for them, over time. Even though it was their choice, to let someone else choose for them.

R M Ammann

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Reflections of buildings. The horizon dividing between the real and the reflected-the lasting and the temporary.

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Building A Foundation

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Building a life or career in the vein of prestige rests upon delusion. A delusion has nothing to do with reality at all. What is the material of reality? All of the observable and subtly observable facets of life. That which can be sensed.

Building something in reality tends to the goal people are wanting.

Is there more than we can see, touch, smell, feel, experience? Perhaps. For some. Yes. For others. No. The limits and expansion of perception has a relationship with choices and things we cannot, can, and sometimes choose, for example genetics, environment, people, reading, food, sleep, thinking. There is a great deal of say in making our life as we want to live it, see it, feel it, share it. And that position of authorship serves as an anchor in reality –not based in delusion.

Delusion, grandeur, and abjection have interesting relationships with each other. One of the first steps to investigating those relationships are through an etymological dictionary.

The history, the meaning, proof- all there:

Prestige (n.) 1650s, “trick,” from French prestige (16c.) “deceit, imposture, illusion” (in Modern French, “illusion, magic, glamour”), from Latin praestigium “delusion, illusion” (see prestigious). Derogatory until 19c.; sense of “dazzling influence” first applied 1815, to Napoleon. ( https://www.etymonline.com/word/prestige )

The ability to build in reality, labor over time, over and over again rests in the labor of those doing the work, not those working the prestige. Remember freedom of choice resides in those with awareness and those who would rather forgo their freedom of choice tend to become bitter at those who choose for them, over time. Even though it was their choice, to let someone else choose for them.

R M Ammann

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Reflections of buildings. The horizon dividing between the real and the reflected-the lasting and the temporary.