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There is life after estrangement

The giant turtle brings us to the heart of the issue. On a poster of an airline, a leisure peeped out from behind one of these colossal animals, next to a photo of a dream beach on the Seychelles. The Slogan: "Been there. Done that." Perhaps this is meant to be funny, in English the phrase means something like: everything is already seen.

Hartmut Rosa, Professor of General and Theoretical sociology at the University of Jena, recognizes in advertising because it is also a desire to control. "Tourism promises that a is located to the feet of the world. We have the desire to make the world available."

This urge is the theme of his new Essays "unavailability". Experiences are recorded and checked, as the modern life seems to consist only of it, for To-do lists. We want to rule the things and bring more and more parts of reality in reach, be it by plane or by phone.

The findings of the 1965-born time diagnostikers are known to many; his performances are usually sold out. What he often hear, says Rosa in the conversation: readers are grateful to find a language for what they experienced in everyday life. You will notice this when you talk to him: Pink observations, spins them further. He differentiated judgments, and remains always accurate.

Not all his books are so accessible. In 2005, he presented "acceleration", the investigation of an increase in logic, the frozen in itself. In 2016, then "resonance", this 800-page Tome, which you can buy at most, but certainly not reads, because in the table of contents words such as "In-the-world".

Buy, but not read?

The product of Culture, it has not dawned, is a good example of the urge for Empire-wide enlargement, the late modern man is, according to Pink ill. "I order almost addictive new CDs. Buying is Fun, but when I unpack the CD's, I find that I have no room for, and to hear I would for you, too." From a ratio of the Lust of the debt. Capitalism can get us to buy products, to consume without them.

That there is something crucial in a different relationship to the people and things, and since many talks Pink from the soul. He calls his model "resonance". You can set when it opens to the world and away from her touch. A "hope of answer," Pink writes. In order to remain at the CDs: A resonance relationship and would allow a depth of experience with music, because then we would be looking for yeah, he says. What we do instead, to order products, go to the gym, education is no longer to accumulate – because we know anyway, in what today is a successful life.

Because of the resonance there is a Problem: We can't dig for yourself. Once we do that, we will try again to dominate the world. Thus, the environment speaks to us, we have to be vulnerable, especially against the Unexpected. In the case of Pink, it sometimes sounds as if much would be won, if we looked at more often in the eyes. Also because in his analysis, everything to the resonance of the sphere, from the family to the experience of nature. His design has just so much for themselves, because they are a thinking tool for the most diverse areas of life.

keyword: Many people would tell you that you would actually like to work, but no more would be to do your Job well. "This is because every Moment of the work process made available, clocked, is calculated; the results need to be standardized." How is it with companies that encourage their employees to open-ended imagining? "Of course a company like Google is trying today to create something of resonance spaces, where employees in Teams are sensitive to each other. This is then the resonance relationship as a resource."

look down on
Screen, and then everyone makes his way through a silent world.

to increase logic and resonance would be at the end, but always in contradiction. A good example of staff conversations, where a Chef is about understanding external to the problems of the employees, but from him a call at the same time, concrete results. "Since it is difficult for him to touch."

What is creative resonance,. the Overcoming of its opposite, alienation The alienated human social relations appear as external, which is why he puts on a everyday tank, and in the aggression mode, has switched to a mastery-oriented environment. So look down on the Screen, and then everyone makes his way through a silent world, he wants to be addressed in any case.

Empirically, this is undoubtedly to prove, but there is not a thing of beauty, the smooth urban movement, a dance-like suppleness of Separate? "It exists, perhaps, in fact, something of an alienation of aesthetics, think of airports: to be able to move, to experience a smooth operation, this can also be a happiness experience."

That would be a happiness that you have to pay, however, for the first time, and Rosas sociology of the relationship with the World hides many Power and class issues. We can't afford as a luxury, if we trace now wishes also to our individual response? Where it comes to the collective organization, refers to Pink barely on projects of liberation, but on the means of voluntary work, where people with something would connect, them much.

Hartmut Rosa is that he'll be thinking, if he once summarized thoughts noble: really? A System, the people practically impossible, to be of the world touched, will decompose in any case, at some point, he says. Seen in this way, he was an Optimist. Because his Motivation to pursue sociology, based always on the observation: "people, this can't be!"

Hartmut Rosa: unavailability. Residenz-Verlag, Wien 2018. 131 p. 28 Fr.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 10.04.2019, 18:32 PM

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