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  1. 1. Our moment of freedom Flemming Funch
  2. 2. Abstraction Event Perceptions Mental pictures Descriptions Meaning Theories Response 〜〜〜〜〜 “hot dog” “ah, lunch time!”
  3. 3. abstract verb 1. to draw or take away, to remove. 2. to consider as a general quality or characteristic, apart from specific objects or instances. 3. to make an abstract of, to summarize, to symbolize ….
  4. 4. “The map is not the territory” Alfred Korzybski
  5. 5. “The word is not the thing” Alfred Korzybski
  6. 6. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” –Viktor E. Frankl
  7. 7. “No-one can take from me the ultimate freedom: freedom to decide how I will respond to what happens” –Nelson Mandela
  8. 8. “Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” Rumi
  9. 9. Our moment of freedom Flemming Funch Image credits: • NASA: Earth at night • Wikipedia: Victor Frankl, Westboro Baptist Church, Updown Court • Deviant Art: “Crimson stars” by Longfall 1979, “Street People” by Andre Uccetti, “Earth Eye” by Pale Scarlet • Flickr: “see no evil” by robgallop, “wormhole” by Trinity Halberstadt, Mandela by Spercius, Car by Applesticker • Matrix from Cydonian.com • Clip art from clker.com • Freeway, geograph.org.uk • Pixabay.com: Lighthouse, by LoboStudioHamburg, Moon by Nuzree,

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