PVD Philosophy Season 2 Ideas

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On 2/8/2019, I (Nick) have an idea for Season 2 of the PVD Philosophy TV Series. The idea is presented in the following seven topics. Together they make up the script for what I have to say in the video.

Topic 1 Ri4CTV

  1. Greetings from Providence!
  2. I’m Nick Quach, creator of Rhode Island Foresight Television.
  3. You can find us on YouTube using six characters: Ri4CTV.
  4. Again, it’s R-i-4-C-T-V (using ASL).
  5. Our mission at Ri4CTV is to bring forethought to the development of personal philosophy, which is your way of life.

Topic 2 Mateo

  1. We do not tell you how to live.
  2. We show you our philosophy as a template for yours.
  3. When you first create your personal philosophy, use ours as your baseline.
  4. PVD Philosophy is a mouthful.
  5. Let’s give it a shorter name, Mateo!
  6. That’s M-A-T-E-O (using ASL).
  7. From now on, let’s consider Mateo as a short name for “PVD Philosophy”.
  8. When you first create your personal philosophy, you use Mateo as your starting template.

Topic 3 Thumos

  1. Your personal philosophy is your way of life but you cannot create it by yourself.
  2. No ones can create their personal philosophy alone.
  3. That’s because you cannot believe in your own philosophy without first testing it in real life, in person, and with other people.
  4. In order to fully understand our philosophy Mateo, in order to fully express your personal version, you need to speak Thumos.
  5. That’s T-H-U-M-O-S (using ASL).
  6. Thumos language is the nomenclature of Mateo.
  7. Mateo philosophy tells you how to use Thumos as its language.
  8. Thumos language tells you how to explain the mechanics of Mateo.
  9. Both Mateo philosophy and Thumos language work closely together.

Topic 4 Glossary

  1. Thumos language is a set of about 500 glossary entries.
  2. Each entry in the Thumos glossary is a short sentence defining a key concept for use in our philosophy.
  3. Here are two examples.
  4. Relation; that means, purposeful involvement.
  5. Relationship; that means, ongoing relations.
  6. Mateo uses these two definitions to show you how you can actually count the number of relationships you actually have.
  7. This number is important because it tells you how you can best manage your relationships.
  8. Your relationships are all the shortcuts and roadblocks in your life.
  9. If this number is too high, you need to stop spending time on several inconsequential relationships.
  10. If this number is too low, you need to start spending more time on several consequential relationships.

Topic 5 Relation

  1. Again, the two concepts are relation and relationship.
  2. Let’s talk about the first concept: relation.
  3. Relation; that means, purposeful involvement.
  4. If you want to have a relation with me, you have to involve me in an activity but for a specific purpose.
  5. If you and I are doing things together without a reason why, without a purpose, we are not creating a relation between the two of us.
  6. Companionship; that means, shared experience.
  7. When two strangers ride the same bus together, they are traveling companions.
  8. They create no relations.
  9. If you and I are doing things together without a reason, we are creating a companionship but not a relation.
  10. To create a relation between the two of us, our activity must serve the same purpose for us both.

Topic 6 Relationship

  1. Let’s talk about the second concept: relationship.
  2. Relationship; that means, ongoing relations.
  3. In this definition, it is important to notice the plurality of relation.
  4. This definition requires two or more relations.
  5. However, you cannot use any two.
  6. They both must be ongoing.
  7. Involving me in a one-time activity does not count as having an ongoing relation with me.
  8. Involving me in two different activities but for the same purpose, for the same reason does not count as two different relations.
  9. When you work with a man every workday, you have a relation with him.
  10. If you have a drink with him after work on a regular basis, you have another relation with him.
  11. That’s one way to have an actual relationship with another person.
  12. If you have less than two ongoing relations with him, you only have a phantom relationship.
  13. A phantom relationship is a relationship without at least two ongoing relations.

Topic 7 Conclusion

  1. With Thumos, you can count how many phantom relationships as well as how many actual relationships you are having.
  2. With Mateo, you can decide which phantom relationships should become real and which actual relationships should be terminated.
  3. With neither Thumos nor Mateo, you can also make those decisions but with low confidence, not sure why, or not sure how.
  4. With neither Thumos nor Mateo, you always need ask people around you for help with many decisions of yours.
  5. However, with both Thumos and Mateo, you have high confidence in explaining to them why and how you on your own make those decisions.
  6. Based on both Thumos language and Mateo template, your personal philosophy can have a bigger chance in taking you further into the future, beyond your initial imagination.

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