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"My speech is imperfect.
Not because I want to shine with words,
but out of the impossibility
of finding those words,
I speak in images.
With nothing else can I express
the words from the depths." -
Carl Gustav Jung

"Motivation research is the type of research that seeks to learn what motivates people in making choices. It employs techniques designed to reach the subconscious mind because preferences generally are determined by factors of which the individual is not conscious. In the buying situation the consumer generally acts emotionally and compulsively, unconsciously reacting to the images and designs which in the subconscious are associated with the product." " - Louis Cheskin

"Extending now far beyond art,
the separate realm of images has
increasingly taken on a life of its own
diverging from the reality it once represented."
- Charles Eisenstein

"There is an element of hubris in the capturing of reality that is the perfect image; perhaps this explains the deep suspicion many religious traditions have of images of the divine or even of humans, animals, and objects. Judaism and Islam do without them altogether, as did Buddhism until Alexander the Great brought Greek culture, with its obsession with mortality and, not coincidentally, with images, to India. There are also many cultures that resist having their photographs taken, intuiting perhaps the hubris and futility of the pseudo-immortality it suggests, or the Faustian exchange of a moment in time, which is real, for the frozen representation of a moment, which is not.

Indeed I have noticed that cameras and - even worse - videotaping tend to detract from the happy events they are supposed to preserve on film. Taking photographs at birthday parties and weddings to preserve those happy memories substitutes an image for an experience, and can sometimes imbue the event with a staged feel, as if it were not real, as if it were an enactment to be enjoyed later. It is as if we are uncomfortable with real moments and prefer to experience them from a distance, second-hand. In the most extreme case, the photographic or video recording of the event comes to completely define the event itself - certainly the case in the realm of public relations and politics.

A small but significant way to reduce the alienation of modern life is to put down the camera and participate fully in the moment, rather than trying, futilely, to preserve the moment on film. The compulsion to record everything bespeaks the underlying anxiety of modern life, the conviction, stemming from measured time, that our lives are slipping away from us day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment.

I have noticed that when I look at my sons' baby pictures my main emotion is wistfulness, a regret that I did not truly and fully appreciate those precious, unique times. I can seldom look at my most treasured photographs without feeling sadness and regret.

It is much better to enjoy each beautiful moment in the serene knowledge that an infinity of equally yet differently beautiful moments await." - Charles Eisenstein

Image is defined as:

An apparition.

Imagine; see in one's mind.

A standard or typical example.

An iconic mental representation .

From the root of imitari to imitate.

A vivid description or representation.

A personal facade one presents to society.

A reproduction of the form of an individual or object.

A mental picture of some thing not real or present.

The likeness of any thing to which worship is paid; an idol.

The opinion or concept of some thing that is held by the public.

A representation of any thing to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.

An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object.

The character projected to the public of an individual or institution as interpreted by the mass media.

To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.

A concrete representation, as in art, literature, or music, that is expressive or evocative of some thing else.

An imitation, representation, or similitude of any individual, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.

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