A 9-table stimulated matrix cluster vignette titled having by J E D Cline on Friday, March 21, 2008 4:39:55 PM US/Pacific




grok the whole


sequential analysis


physical action


to be something

an essence pattern

an identity

an overall pattern


a reason

physical substance

physical reality

to do something


The word "having" is one of those terms whose meaning is quite dependent on the context and even the temperament of the user of the term. It has a primary meaning, true, that of possessing a specific physical object. An yet it can also have any of seven other meanings, depending on the kind of thing being communicated. One needs to know the temperament of the user of the term at the moment, or at least the context in which it is being used. Having to do something, means requiring an action to be done. Having a reason, means that it has a place in a logical justification. Having an identity means it possesses the quality of specificity and specifies what that uniqueness is. Even a primarily physical object can have an essence pattern that exists in the imagination arena, a blueprint by which the physical object was made. Having to be something suggests adaptation into a form that fits in with some larger pattern, such as an actor's role in a play, or to take on a role in real life such as being  the person who is doing a specific kind of job function for an employer. And yet something can have an overall pattern, such as a table and chair with their implied functions. And the physical substance can take on a purely physical aspect, the specific table itself, for example. Having implies bringing something close to something else which is the primary focus of attention at the moment, temporarily adding to the identity of the primary focus of attention, such as a person having a table set before them in the presence of their enemies, for example of old, a setting of a table that is in a different realm than the physical one. The term "having" is indeed one of those magnifiers of existence.

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