“Meme” is a Greek verb meaning to keep in mind, to remember, although it is also said that “meme” comes from the Greek word mimema, meaning something imitated.
A meme is described as:
Memes are the best existing name for the fundamental units of cultural inheritance....the fundamental biological units of culture must correspond to neural networks that function as nodes of semantic memory.
From (I think, see below) CJ Lumsden and EO Wilson
*Great description. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Common dreams are memes.
A memeplex is a group of memes.
Internet memes... are growing the very nature of memes, to the point where the word itself, “meme”, is now thought by some to be ONLY related to technology of the internet.
Well, my friends, memes have been around...forever.
Unnamed as “memes” perhaps, but memes nonetheless.
There are an infinite number of memes.
Some ideas are not good ideas to become memes.
The survival value of intelligence is that it allows us to extinct a bad idea before the idea extinct us.
Meditation is meme pruning.
Memetics is the study of memes.
I am a Memeticist.
I have been a discrete unit, but now I am making a protoplasmic change in my neural tissue by sharing my wishes for the good ideas I recognize, and love, to spread.
I have been collecting meme-worthy ideas for a long time... Some of my favorite insights for living have come to me out of thin air, some are my own “original” thoughts, as original as they can be. (I imagine original thoughts are inspired syntheses of discrete units we have acquired over our lifetimes.) But many of my meme dreams, I know, have come directly from the minds of others. Insights from without.
By associating with wise people
you will become wise yourself.
There may be strings of words, whole sentences, complete thoughts, not paraphrased, that show up here, taken from my copious notes, from observation, conversation, and podcasts, from books I’ve read. And inspired people, television, movies and internet.
Unidentified good ideas...I will give credit for as many as I can.
However, I will take the credit for recognizing these as good ideas and including them here in my meme dreams...
Thank you very much.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already, thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take firm root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
I am committed to making the differences happen in my own life.
Time to imagine…
That’s where it starts.
And I started long ago (in human years). So…
Good ideas worth sharing.
I welcome your stories.
And meme dreams.
Sharing is good for you...
I will promise confidentiality...
if you want it.
What I always say when things in our lives are on the edges of our experience - birth, sickness, panic, elation, depression, ecstasy, death, is "go deep here" .
Have some fun,
do some good!
Gordie Good Boy
Most pages here on Meme Dreams are compiled from several different sites I've created over the years. All pulled together here, in various stages.
The most recent page is "Mischief", a journal of mood and music as I make my way through a grief journey. Missing loved ones. Especially G.
I love ya.
I wanna get down...
If the wrong video plays, refresh your page.
In psychology, there are two popular conceptions of happiness: hedonic and eudaimonic.
Hedonic happiness is achieved through experiences of pleasure and enjoyment,
while eudaimonic happiness is achieved through experiences of meaning and purpose.
That's a little simplified :) but a useful distinction.
Not pursuing happiness as in waiting, creating it as in now.
A greeting card with this quote, found early, followed me through the years. Chosen as a guiding principle. Lifelong...
For me, there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length - and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Jaun: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Oh ya? You've done that? Well...kind of. In a relaxed kind of traverse. That counts?