The hidden motives behind our actions
"CURB" was an extention of David's George. He continued the insecurities of George right into Larry's self-impersonation of Larry. He developed George's failures into Larry's eventual wins. Jerry had no creative input to "Seinfeld". Two first names with rhythm and rhyme LARRY JERRY. Larry the creative thinking analytical mind writes a clever story starting with an obscure thing as a tattoo on a tirett sufferer's forearm to a crowd of restaurant goers loudly screaming curse words and laughing at the silliness of it all.
Jerry on the other hand ✋️ smirks his greater than thou attitude.
I enjoy so much reading this and can’t wait to keep reading about your process (and essays). I’ve been back and forward on how I want to build a community here in Substack and how I wan to approach my content creation/process.
I love the way you are building this online space and the idea of writing essays myself. Sometimes I feel like writing a weekly newsletter doesn’t allowed me to do a litter deeper research or to let the idea brew a little longer and see where it takes me. You just inspired me to approach my own process in a different way and you are proving the concept 😉
And than you for your critical thinking and integrity in the process, and working on this myself. I want to be more intentional and curious in my own newsletter.
Sorry if there is some grammatical errors ( English is my second language ). Keep the great work!
Thanks for the mention. One of the most interesting things about hidden motives is that they are often hidden from ourselves, to quote Schopenhauer "A man can do as he wills, but not will as he wills". Motives around status and power are I think central as you suggest.
On this subject in particular you might find some of the ideas of Martin Butler quite interesting - he's deliberately pessimistic in his style and draws heavily on Schopenhauer, Spinoza, and Gurdjieff to explore the raw animal power craving beast that lurks within us all - I don't see things the same way as him but I do enjoy his thoughts and his style. Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYD9PPuvOzC1aAzxwWFZcA47CXE5wSHN5 and his book The Corporeal Fantasy while certainly not to most people's tastes is a brutally honest appraisal of human nature.