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To all those who have fallen through the cracks
How Noah denkt™ overcame its futility trap, first drafted on Oct. 23, published on Oct. 24, 2017
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    « Cela dit survivre [ comme poète] est extrêmement difficile. On pourra penser à adopter une stratégie à la Pessoa :
    trouver un petit emploi ne rien publier, attendre paisiblement la mort. En pratique on ira au-devant de difficultés
    importantes : sensation de perdre son temps, de ne pas être à sa place, de ne pas être estimé à sa vraie valeur … tout
    cela deviendra vite insoutenable. L’alcool sera difficile à éviter. En fin de compte l’amertume et l’aigreur seront au bout
    du chemin, vite suivies par l’apathie, et la stérilité créatrice complète. Cette solution a donc des inconvénients, mais
    c'est générale la seule. Ne pas oublier les psychiatres, qui disposent de la faculté de donner des arrêts de travail.
    Par contre, le séjour prolongé en hôpital psychiatrique est à proscrire : trop destructeur. On ne l’utilisera qu’en dernier
    ressort, comme alternative à la clochardisation. »

    Michel Houellebecq : Restant Vivant méthode, Chapitre 3 : Survivre, Éditions Flammarion 1997, rééditer dans Michel
    Houellebecq, Poésie, J’ai lu, 2000, pages 21, 22


Noah denkt™ has been quite open about the Buddhist and Schopenhauer inspired creativity hole that it had
recently dug itself into. It now feels though as if we are slowly growing out of it again. Why is that?

Well, it is dawning on us that what we are doing in this project really needs to be done. Someone out there
does indeed have to demonstrate that
wisdom can still impose itself and break through without having
to hawk itself, to market itself or otherwise make some noise about itself
. Because this is what our
hysteric and overcrowded digital marketplace truly demands. After all, there are too many talented people out
there that have lost faith in the self-imposing quality of wisdom. And hence it is this lack of hope that drives too
many of them into all sorts of destructive and addictive behavior, be it of the narcotic or the extremist kind.  

If we are therefore serious about minimizing the level of violence and despair that our hyper-competitive world
creates evidence is required that convincingly demonstrates that sensible philosophic and poetic proposals can
still break through even if they are proffered by otherwise inconspicuous and unlikely creators.

Standard wisdom, obviously, has it that serious, market-relevant proposals of the non-technical kind can only
come from sources that have major academic credentials to back them up. Poetic souls, however, who strive for
existential wisdom can rarely boast of such stellar academic recognition. After all, it is in the very nature of
existential wisdom that the limits of institutional conformity, professional career building and standard
approaches need to be challenged and explored in order to come to itself. In other words, many of these
uniquely talented poetic souls are simply too shy, too caught up with themselves or too much in a cloud of their
own to perform with ease and confidence in the standard structures that society has provided them with to
organize their livelihood.
A large majority of wisdom seekers consequently finds itself sooner or later in a dead-
end professional street where there is seemingly no viable exit left to live a full creative life and be successful
with it. This is why many of them end up in violent despair.

Of course, one can only always argue that a talented mind who cannot find a creative way to overcome his
predicament is not worth his salt. After all, it is the inevitable confrontation with existential barrenness and the
original resolution of that which produces meaningful truth. Subject argument however downplays the sheer
unsurmountable weight which a highly pervasive science-based culture places on the shoulders of an
existential philosophic project. Never before has the science-based risk calculation been more pervasive than a
in the age of the Human Genome Project and the Hadron Super Collider. Decision makers, opinion leaders and
even spiritual authorities everywhere are therefore hard pressed to find reasonable philosophical arguments
that could sustain a sanity threatening contradiction of the consensus view in the pertaining expert community.
In other words, it has effectively become a near-suicidal undertaking to reach the depth of reasoning that can
sensibly voucher for an existential and poetic enterprise of “the hope against all hope” kind (Romans 4:16).  In
any case all encouragement along the way is highly welcome. And this is especially true if the latter should
come from a fellow and congenial mind.

There is consequently little doubt that something very ground-breaking needs to be done to restore some
fundamental faith in the self-imposing and success generating quality of state-of-the-art poetic wisdom. And
mind you, we talk about real world success here, - not just a spiritual one. After all, it cannot be denied that an
immaterial success only would in itself be too unbalanced to still smack of an honest and trustworthy
philosophic insight. The latter can only be complete if it caters to the dignity of the material existence as well
since the perfection of balance needs to manifest itself in all its expressions.

In other words this project needs to continue what it has been doing so far. Because someone has to this. And
if the reasoning of this project has communicated itself to us then we most likely also have the obligation to
follow through with. This is also true In the face of
our recent revelation according to which any real world
success has a bittersweet component too. While it can be inspiring and uplifting today, and it may just as well
turn out to be a drag, a distortion and a diversion tomorrow. But challenges are there to be confronted.
Because without that there can be no meaningful art. And without that there can be neither peace, nor balance
nor relevance..
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