Hm, interesting philosophy behind the totem pendant. I actually really like the idea.cougar337 wrote:I believe that Sal and his wife Gail came up with the pendant and it is a symbolizes a state of mind. Gail has a website called http://happythoughts.com
There is more of the story there, I will let others fill in the gaps because I don't know the full story and don't want to butcher it.
andHi Grover. The Avatar is a pic of the pendant that I've ben wearing 24/7 for about 12 years. It's made of walrus tusk (30,000 years old).
I call the pendant a "values totem". Each hole represents a value, the larger the hole, the greater the value.
The values that were originally conceived of when I developed the symbol were more unversal in nature, but a more personal example might be;
What are the 5 most important things (values) in your life and in what priority order?
The biggest hole might be "health". The geatest "value" in my personal values. If I don't keep myself healthy, then I probably won't be much good to myself or anyone else.
The 2nd most important thing in my life is my family.
The 3rd my home. the 4th my career and the 5th is friends and hobbies.
Every time I look in the mirror, I see the totem. It reminds me to remember what's important.
The holes are empty so anyone can place their own values.
The "universal values" that were used to develop the totem go back 40 years and is a much longer conversation.
clarify it pretty well.The totem was designed to make one do what humans seem highly capable of; to think. The emphasis is on one's own priorities, that's why I used "open spaces" (holes). Mine are my own, and I find each has his or her reasons for their own.
The origin was to find universal powers/forces/values based on what yielded to what. For more than 20 years, I placed "time" as the highest force/value. The logic was that all things yielded to time. Even thought occurs in sequence and sequence requires time. Without time, everything would happen at once. Einstein says we can bend time, but not eliminate it. Change requires time...so even change yields to time. (a start )
If his health fails, his family could fall apart. Then, even Spyderco could collapse. Things like this are not unheard of in life.c.joe wrote:Wow that's deep. I'm surprised he puts health over family. But I'm sure he means good. I really like this.
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