Trap Concepts

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“What is failure?”

“A disempowering interpretation.

Let’s say you do something and do not succeed. There are various ways you can interpret it:

Neutral: I got a different outcome. (Concept: Result)
Positive: I got some useful information. (Concept: Feedback)
Negative: I didn’t succeed. (Concept: Failure)

The failure concept is useless. It encodes in language the act of directing attention to what you didn’t get instead of what you did.

The problem with concepts is that they create their own reality. If you evaluate yourself using it, you’re in a bind due to the very nature of the concept. I call this kind of concepts, trap concepts.”

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About Dani Trusca

Life-Artist, Thinker, Mover (Traceur)

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