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About Tenderlysharp

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    Visual communication, expressive gesture, hands, abstractions...
    Travel, development of the mind, questions, perception, incentive.
    Expanding the ability to hold context.

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    A person who is perceptive, contemplative, awake with life, ambitious, empathic, motivated, happy, and knows there is room to grow.
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    It is my mission to ignite the fire of the mind, the passion of genius. I am a source. I am a specialized fuel. Time is precious, she is not to be wasted.
  • Experience with Objectivism
    I fell in Love with Ayn Rand when I watched the documentary 'A Sense of Life' in 2006.
    I have read 'The Fountainhead', 'Atlas Shrugged', 'The Romantic Manifesto', 'The Virtue of Selfishness' , 'Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology', 'Philosophy, Who Needs It', 'For the New Intellectual', 'Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal' and 'Objectivism: The philosophy of Ayn Rand'
    I watched the film 'Atlas Shrugged' in the theater.
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    Santa Monica Community College
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    Conceptual Consciousness Artist (Painter)

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  1. Jumping into the fray

    Sometimes I aspire, often I forget what I am capable of...

    Recognizing individual strengths. Multipliers: Put my friend Casey's computer work station in a room with three beginners, and the output of all three doubles. His years of experience lets him quickly solve problems, and share short cuts to improve workflow. In his highly competitive field of free lance CG artists, beginners are often swimming with sharks. Casey is confident in his skill, and recognizes the long term context of investment in his coworkers skill set. Everyone wants him on their team. It pays off later when they recommend him for jobs with other companies. The self interest is mutual. Many companies develop productive work environments without realizing they have been influenced by Objectivist ethics. You can cherry pick and highlight specific examples from highly successful, high profile companies who salt and pepper objective standards with random altruistic phrasing, yet in truth their policy's reflect respect for the incentives of each individual. Study various perspectives on competition. Studies of Alpha leaders show that the Alpha exhibits a calm demeanor that is more effective managing others because they work effectively without the need to compete. While insecure betas are in constant competition with each other, attempting to pull each other down. Its hard to respect a supervisor who doesn't' know how to do your job. I imagine an objectivist would want to run their own business, but that is idealistic. Maybe develop some interview questions to get insight into how each person in industry applies objectivist ethics to their particular field. Brian studies are providing new insights into how individual brains are more geared for certain tasks. Improving radar for finding quality employees. Some people are naturally more motivated to learn. When choosing between two applicants, one may appear more qualified, but may not have the natural self starter motivation that will make the second applicant raise much more quickly through the company.
  3. Jumping into the fray

    Personal note
  4. The Law of Identity

    Does 'The Law of Identity' include the context of how you were made? How does an objectivist differentiate one's self from the impulses of DNA? Objectivists offer the fortitude to keep your own counsel regarding offspring. Objectivism offers personal justification to escape from an irrational family, but how does it value a healthy sense of family? Objectivism seems to attract the random strays who's frontal cortex is developed enough to find the unreasonableness of the world intolerable. The fact that Objectivists gather together at all seems to be evidence of a human need for intimacy. Over the ages morality has been based largely on using shame as a tool for population control. Mystics grant their followers the moral imperative to procreate, offering protection and the self righteous obliteration of non-followers to make enough room for their flock. Environmentalists work together tirelessly to ostracize breeders, while instilling a sense that one should not have children because it would add to the overcrowded human waste on the planet. Have Objectivists shielded themselves from a witch hunt by seeming to refrain from entering the debate? Will the current objectivist stance on procreation foster a world that allows objectivists to continue to exist over the next ten thousand years? Or is 100 years the most context an objectivist ought ever to aspire to?
  5. The Law of Identity

    ... or possibly there is a hologram of a mountain over my favorite village Its interesting the subtle difference between exploring an argument and trying to win an argument. Mankind wanted men who could fly like angels, we got the Wright Brothers. Mankind wanted Omniscience, the internet is approaching it at greater speeds than my ten year old self ever dreamed. Mankind wanted eternal life, stem cell research is starting to clone organs from wisdom teeth. When women have equality Ayn Rand might take her rightful place among the great philosophers of history. I haven’t read of male philosophers who worship women as Ayn Rand worshiped men. Maybe that is a key deficit in the struggle for sexual equality. This fired up some thoughts. If a man transitions to a woman is he worshiping women, or does he want to make his body a vessel for worshiping a man? Some kind of ultimate expression of self love. The derisive tone and discomfort many misogynists feel toward transgender people is a general hatred for women, as though men are better than women, and they are somehow being mocked and degraded by trans people. There is danger for the person who wants to transition. Finding a physician they can trust. They imagine how it is going to be, and once they have gone through the surgery it may not feel as they had hoped it would feel. (Michael Jackson’s nose) The fantasy was better than the reality. Nerve endings might not be as sensitive. They have to decide when or if they tell their partner the truth, and decide when its the right time. The statistics of prostitution are greater. How many examples of hero’s, to identify with, does a transgender person have? How many transgender people are living better lives than they had before, and how can they access one another stories for support and guidance? How many objectivists with personal transgender insights are adding crucial perspective to conversations like this one? If a man transitions to a woman what feminine aspects are high in his priorities? The science isn’t yet advanced enough for him to bear a child and breast feed. Those are aspects of my femininity that are very important to me. My femininity has been shaped by my mirror neurons helping my body to move and speak in ways that are similar to the close female friends and relatives I value. As I said earlier some aspects of femininity that are important to some seem superficial to me, but there is a wealth to learn from many individuals when one looks past superficial things. I have a friend who looks strikingly beautiful without makeup on. The paleness of her eyelids and lashes make her iris stand out like the deeply conscious sensitive pools that they sometimes are. But she hates herself without makeup. I mentioned it once twenty years ago, and it had the effect of an attack on her sense of her own identity. I will never hurt her like that again. It isn’t my place, her body isn’t mine to decorate. I am lucky she gives me any of her time at all and we have more interesting things to talk about. Ayn Rand didn’t bear children. Was this critical to her philosophy as an individualist? I believe there is a branch of her philosophy that is severely lacking that did not pay homage to the 3.8 billion years of evolution that culminated and ended in her family line. Exploring parenting and child development are crucial to passing consciousness to future generations.
  6. The Law of Identity

    If someone were to change genders privately and convincingly, and cut all ties with the people who knew who they once were, move to a new town or country, transgender debates wouldn’t apply to them, they could live more fully in their new identity. Keeping their own counsel without the intrusion of another’s opinion. I think part of the appeal to the more attention seeking transgender people is that everyone knows about the transition, they don’t want to be known as a man or a woman, but both. I was born a female, I identify as a female. I enjoy clothing that celebrates my big breasts, and I think intelligence and joking around are sexy in men and women. It seems second hand for me to impose my identification upon any other human. I am not a girly pink lipstick long fingernails kind of woman, so I identify less with people who want that kind of decoration. While at the same time I identify as a human with David Bowie, who is a genius who has played with costume, gender roles, and passed his DNA to diversity, though I haven’t yet been brave enough to emulate him. How many notable female philosophers do we have examples of before Ayn Rand? Her intelligence definitely challenged sexual stereotypes in the 1950’s. She didn’t feel the need to defend her sex against criticism. By claiming that she is a male chauvinist she transcended the limitations others were attempting to place on her sex, while in a deeply abstract way she was defending her consciousness and her sex from the assaults of people with more limited capacity for the context of her as a whole. I think the way anti-conceptual movements, like mysticism, attach themselves to gender fluidity to affect humanity through sterilization. If you identify a human as a boundary challenger, the media are enticing men to try on dresses and sterilize themselves, by telling them they can’t, rather than having to send them off to war in order to reduce the periodic overcrowding that happens with excessive breeding. The tie is an identification marker for a certain set of ideals, similar to the way my cousins display tattoos and walk Pitt bulls down the road, they want to look a certain way so that other people who look that way will stop and chat with them at the park, or breed children who will more likely identify with the decoration they feel at home with. The clothing as protection has psychological effect. The business professional’s shield is that many other people might lose their jobs if this man is harmed. The tattoo’d man gives the aura of a military fighter. Part of Transgenderism seems to symbolize a freedom shield protection against the billions of mystics who wouldn't hesitate to behead a man for ever daring to try on silky women's panties.
  7. The Law of Identity

    Having a ten year old mostly white son I take personal interest in the forces working to diminish his self value. I am hoping he wants to have children because I value the legacy of my familie's DNA. Having active Tumblr and youtube accounts exposes us to constant propaganda against cisgender white males. If he ever wants to transition I will be heart broken, but what can I do to ‘help’ him? Deny the reality that there is immense pressure for his generation of white males to not be white males, and they are to be punished for their white maleness, at this time in history? I would be happy with his partner of any race, mixing our DNA with other races seems to be a good idea in this increasingly multi-cultural world. I can see how my Arapaho, and Jewish Great Great Grandmothers have given me an edge in scrutinizing the tensions between these demographics. To imagine what it is like to be a different sex or race does a lot to increase empathy for the imbalances between different people. The transgender debate was inevitable, and necessary for the progression of the human species.
  8. The Law of Identity

    Some scientists claim DNA is 3.8 Billion years old. Could there be DNA memory? Maybe one of his distant ancestors was a black woman, and his DNA enjoyed being her immensely. From an evolutionary perspective, his DNA would have a better chance at enjoying that experience again by winning the love of a black woman and hoping for daughters. The process of transition may significantly diminish his/her chances of finding a mate. It seems sterilization is the major agenda of most moral philosophies. Are nose jobs, augmented breasts, steroids, tweezing your eyebrows, shaving a lie/immoral? Scientists are happy to have willing guinea pigs to see what a human can be formed into with hormones and surgery. Is it ironic that Ayn Rand paved the way for a society free enough to allow for fanatics of individualism to own their own bodies and do with it what ever they want?
  9. How Valuable Is Your Attention?

    How much of your attention have you invested in issues that are really important to you? How have you cultivated the organization of your attention? How much of your attention is invested in knee jerk reactions? How much attention is invested in things that are not important? How much attention have you invested into self awareness? How much attention have you invested in things that ought to be more important to you? How much context can you hold?
  10. The Law of Identity

    A is A helps draw the focus to defining exactly what A is. It is natural human curiosity to perceive a barrier and challenge it. I am a human, my plumbing will work with the plumbing in either bathroom. At times the line to the women's is too long, and if I feel safe I will slip into a vacant mens restroom. I won't however go into the mens bathroom at a sleazy bar because of the risk that an ape with his frontal cortex offline will get the wrong idea, also it stinks of beer piss. Can you define why restrooms are segregated in the first place? Safety. I have met trans people in the women's bathroom and never felt threatened. If you want a little perspective... every male I have known who has ever walked around in women's clothing has much more empathy toward women's safety than the average man does. You can choose to believe Trans people are immoral for defying their "true" identity, but I think the identification of human is much more a priority than the lesser identification of male/female. If you believe being a trans person disqualifies their self from being defined and treated as human please elaborate. What about your own self identification is challenged when another person identifies differently? i.e why is white maleness so threatened by the increasing self assertions of the other 6 billion people on the planet? Will you make it your mission to harass any trans person who takes an interest in objectivism? Should a trans person who is interested in objectivism refrain from making it known?
  11. Intimations of My Philosophy Book

    I read these a couple times, trying to get a feel for the rhythm. Mixing syntax into poetry with concepts that are meaningful.
  12. How Do You Achieve Bliss?

    Studies on various animal Alpha leaders show they are much more relaxed than the betas of the group.
  13. How Do You Achieve Bliss?

    Quite honestly I didn't believe you when I read that she rarely smiled. The glint in her eyes when she sets the stage for a profound abstraction is so poignant to me, I never questioned the joy I felt I shared with her in those moments. For some reason this makes me think of the opposite feeling I had when watching a video of a diplomat saying some horrifyingly nasty things while a smile was plastered on his face and his head was nodding up and down.