Today we’ll talk about “Programming”.
I don’t mean what they do in companies like Google or Microsoft, but of what is done to reach a certain objective, to seek a better future or simply to simplify (perhaps) their lives.
Programming past and future
The title of this article is simple: “The importance of programming in Chinese culture”.
In Italy and perhaps in the West in general we have a barely marked relationship with these concepts, since over-planning things is not looked upon favorably.
They say we should just live in the moment and not think too much about the past or the future.
What they don’t tell us is that the present doesn’t exist because it’s too fleeting, because the past instantly becomes the future, leaving us with the sensation of being able to control our lives while instead we’re victims of the past and the future.
This is something the Chinese have subconsciously understood.
Besides, the Tao symbol also indicates this: something that through a whirlwind movement transforms into something else, without a continuity solution.
One of the differences between Western thought and Eastern thought is discernible also in this concept: the West lives history as an eternal betterment, an eternal effort to improve as much as possible. [Read more…]