Wheatley Dialogue LO10261

Julie Beedon (julie@vistabee.win-uk.net)
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 10:01:08

Replying to LO10243 --

When I say we...

I mean me and many others I work and interact with... it was not my
intention to point a finger in any other direction but to share
responsibility for something which I see as a tendency in myself. I
struggle not to break things into parts and frequently have to remind
myself or be reminded to synthesise and hold it all together..

I don't have any data on how many people break things into parts, nor for
that matter any data on how many people do not, or if it is a cultural
tendency. I just know that I, and most people I work with, do it

So my questions were rhetorical..

I break things into parts, and or arrange them into linear sequences!!
Why do I do that??

Partly because I don't want to feel confused, partly because it is the way
I was taught to make sense out of things. Also I wonder if it because so
many of the mediums I work with are linear in nature - books etc... which
require sections and parts and chapters...

I break things into parts so that I can deal with them one at a time -
when dealing with them all at once feels unmanageable.

I section things off so that I can see differences and similarities,
identify polarities, then I struggle to put it all back together again...

There are probably other reasons why I do it ... can anyone help me to
figure it out ... in understanding that I do it may be the clues to
finding other options...

Julie Beedon
VISTA Consulting


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