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October 17 , 2012 – The Nice and the Good GOODNESS  (The Divided Line, Plato) WISDOM ­­­­­­ JUSTICE/BEAUTY/HIGHER FORMS KNOWLEDGE/ UNDERSANDING ­­­­­­ MATH LOGIC/ LOWER FORMS BELIEF/OPINION ­­­­­­ THINGS IMAGINATION  ­­­­­  IMAGES + REFLECTIONS Akrasia – weakness of the soul  Kouros – young, athletic boy  U Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs ­  our needs run from basic to less basic (food, shelter,  temperature control) then needs like (community, family) then (purpose, and project) then  philosophical/spiritual experiences (Art). Once the bottom portion of needs is satisfied,  then you can progress higher. Those who cannot satiate lower needs cannot think of  higher needs. Higher needs may be luxuries. Desire can be read as a need.  Idleness, in Idle Valley, all needs are met (Chandler). Self actualization is the ultimate  goal.  Quixotic – derived from serante’s character. Capture the sense of someone who is naïve,  but well intentioned. Donkey Ote. The Nice and the Good –  Is there a rel
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