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A SHORTER VERSION OF A LONGER BOOK

BRAND SMIT

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Copyright 2012 Barend J. L. Smit
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CONTENTS

Prologue
IDEALISTS and their conflict
LONERS and their struggle
Reconciliation with the monster (or, if an alien …)
Commitment and place
Story of two men
Personal Agenda, Book One: Introduction
Icarus journal, entries # 13 ~ 15
To be remembered
A most important lesson
The purpose of my life
The beautiful world
Almost the end
To talk about God
Money and self respect – a few thoughts
Hostage or free creator?
Word games
Last outburst (before the end my vacation)
Creative, fulltime
Wealthy, in the world of money
To be part of something bigger
My current life
The (real) value of money
On the technical aspects of belonging and membership
End contemplation, part one/The ultimate hope
Belonging and mobile membership
Who and what
Three incidents
On the next generation: Parenthood
Just another piece of writing
A thought brews in my head, part two
Note on Christmas Day, 2003
Note on Saturday, 27 December 2003
In the service of an idea
Money and art
Note on Monday, 19 January 2004
Note on Saturday, 24 January 2004
To be all right
Note on Tuesday, 17 February 2004
Note on Wednesday, 18 February 2004
Chapter five: [The big untitled]
The SELF is born (and other notes of a particular day)
I own seven pairs of underwear …
The SELF.
I know who I am
Accept yourself (even if it’s only to save time)
Small house, big world
Results of a life
Puzzle people
It’s only a game, and the rules can be figured out
Identity, the SELF, and the result of everything
The GIVEN SELF, and the role of intellectuals
On rebirth, and a “new” SELF
The formula that leads to result
What is GIVEN, and what you CHOOSE
Money, the labour market, and how you function
I still believe …
“I, now” and related notes
Origin of the SELF (and do reptiles have souls?)

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