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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

A Gaseous World

For sociologist and philosopher Zygmunt Bauman, our time is characterized by liquefying institutions, our relationships, and the sense of what we are. Bauman says that we live in a “liquid world,” an allegory that’s echoed amongst the thinkers of this century. But if we give it a little thought, it’s somewhat inadequate, and if you ask me, I would dare say it has fallen short, even as a metaphor. If, as everything seems to indicate (through heating, acceleration, volatility), we’re in a predominantly fire stage, liquid seems to be a totally inadequate simile to describe the present moment. Fire and water are opposites that do not complement each other— they’d

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Shidoshi Alfredo Tucci
Shidoshi Alfredo Tucci
is the CEO and General Manager of the Budo International Publishing Company, a leading publisher in the martial arts with over 35 years in the Industry, including: Budo International Magazine and author of several books, The Immaterial Dimension, the Way of the Warrior and the Spirit. He currently lives in Valencia, Spain.

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