"The being of
the end of which, the purpose, the design function of which is
survival. You see now, you can't
it because you know it's going to
out. You're just sure it's going to
out. It isn't going to
out. Really! It is not going to
out. This is all there is. This, this what you got, is what
there is - never
This is it!
It is not going to
out because it has already
out! This is
out. You don't like that? Too bad ..."
You could say this about
it's a whole new different world. Yes you could. You really
could. And almost everyone who's ever
in any of the plethora of iterations of
over these last four decades would agree with you. So would I. But to
be clear, my qualified agreement is this: yes, while
saying it that way is
good enough for
in fact a closer look reveals two thirds of it isn't really true at all
speaking, that is.
You could say the world indeed
newly in this new
But it isn't the world which is new. Really it isn't. The
world has always been this way. It's the
which is new. And you're the
As for different,
Werner states it eloquently:
it's not different - it's the same.
doesn't make the world different. Rather (and this is key) it brings
forth the possibility of the world being the same (the
world being the same, means the world being just the way it is and just
the way it isn't).
doesn't change the world - it never has, and it never will. What
the world, which in turn allows a new realm of possibility for the
future of the world, to emerge. At the risk of over belaboring this
point, notice this new realm of possibility doesn't change the
world. By definition, change makes something from something. A new
realm of possibility, on the other hand, makes something from
So with all that clarified, I can now say (again): after
it's a whole new different world (and yes, saying it that way is
good enough for jazz).
I'm not waiting for the world to work out - it's already worked out.
I'm not waiting for someday to come - it's already come
(and gone). I'm not waiting for the right time to come - this is
it! I'm not waiting for someone or something to
like a knight in shining armor, like a fairy godmother to
fix me, save me, and rescue me - they aren't coming.
What I'm saying isn't that I'm now fixed, saved, and rescued. No, it's
not that. Neither is what I'm saying better than that (or worse,
depending on how you listen me ...). What I'm saying is that
what it is to be fixed, what it is to be saved, what it is to be
there's nothing to
there's nothing that needs saving, and there's nothing to be rescued
from. And by the way, neither is there anything to work out.
This is it! It's already worked out.
Now that's a whole new different world, yes? OK, you say: new and
different than what? For starters, new and different than
a world fractured and incomplete, than a world not yet worked out. New
and different than a world waiting for someday to come.
New and different than a world waiting for the right time to come. New
and different than a world waiting to be fixed, saved, and rescued.