National Post – UBC student writes 52,438 word architecture dissertation with no punctuation

National Post – UBC student writes 52,438 word architecture dissertation with no punctuation

This is my kind of Architect, whose dissertation have attracted the audiences, provoked thoughts and generated debates, rather than merely a dissertation that sits on the shelves at a university library for decades collecting dust, without even being touched once.

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This is exactly what some of the greatest communicators such as Bach, T. S. Eliot, Mozart and Beethoven, either consciously or subconsciously, have achieved. However, what such innovative and creative minds’ efforts resulted in, has been the creation of debates that has been going on for centuries, long after they have passed away. Then such debates have progressed modulating into the birth of a diverse range of industries.

Such debates – their resulted industries – have brought forth to human society the economic and financial prosperity, by enabling and empowering many individuals such as scholars, musicians, publishers, those who maintain the concert halls and hospitality industry, entertainment lawyers, talent agents, writers and critics, who through the very creation of such debates, have been making a living with dignity and put bread on their tables, for centuries.

The biggest crime that any communicator could do is to bore his/her audiences and make them lose interest.

The greatest service, that any communicator could do, is to entertain people, provoke thoughts and trigger debates and conversations amongst others. Be if if such conversation are on face value basis merely through gossips behind such a communicator’s back. At least this way, people would talk to each other and get in touch with each others’ humanity, and, such a humanity, by default, will eventually guide them towards the glittering light at the end of the tunnel, a greater wisdom, that its resiliency is ensured by what is called hope.

The only rule that any communicator and creative human being ought to respect is: FREE WILL. Meaning that such a communicator ought to respect his/her audiences free will, and give space so that they could independently arrive to their conclusions, of their own free will and accord, and based on their own merit. Little help is OK in order to assist people on their path but each human being has to arrive to their own conclusions based on merit, when they are ready to do so on their own pace.

The societies and nations, who have understood such matters throughout history, have become prosperous and progressed by leaps and bounds. The ones that have failed to understand such variables have eventually fallen apart. History presents abundance of such examples.

“History is now and England” T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

The creative and innovative minds such as artists, writers and scientists, are merely the craftsmen, whose creations tend to trigger debates and provoke thoughts. Once such creative and innovative minds achieve such an objective, then they ought to step back and become invisible, by giving space to the others to communicate with each other through their works, the footprints they have left behind.

When a composer, writer or scientists creates something and shares it, then such a work is no longer his/hers. It is for everyone else to benefit from. You truly love something not when you hold on to it but when you are capable and empowered of letting it go.

Creating or writing something, that you know that you are exposing yourself, breaking the rules and you might be the subject of ridicule when doing so, but you still do it, is rather courageous than being weakness. It is also not stupidity because if you break the rules, then that means that you know them in the first place. This means that you also know the structure. For this reason, you break the rules but respect the laws, structure and our institutions. All this means is that you willingly have taken your chances, rather than sitting around and waiting for the perfect answers to fall down to your lab from heaven.

It is through making mistakes, that we as human beings learn from our errors, but not through trying to be perfect or siting still doing nothing. If one feels guilty, has regret or in constant need to make a confession, then this hardly means that such an individual has respected the laws, structure and our institutions while following thought his/her undertakings. This usually means that such an individual, before starting his/her undertaking, didn’t first learn the rules in order to understand why they are there to begin with.

Our weaknesses as fallible human beings are in fact are our strengths. Our weaknesses are our guiding compass that are there to help us to learn from our errors, grow, evolve and reinvents ourselves as we each as fallible human beings move forward. However, without humility as our natural self-regulating mechanism, it is merely impossible to even grasp such concepts.

In short, when coming across those who fail to understand such concepts, this means that such individuals have no humility. The King is Naked.

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Warmest Regards,

Joseph Lerner