Post Untitled, volume one: Contents

This project consists of two parts. The FINAL CHAPTER material begins on Tuesday, 2 March 2004 and ends on Monday, 5 July 2004. Part II begins on Tuesday, 6 July 2004 and concludes on Friday, 31 December 2004.

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Please note: At the end of each note or piece of text a link appears to the next one.


“What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards.”

Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism (1946)

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“Characteristic of philosophical Cynicism was a mordant, cynical criticism of customs, institutions and religious opinions, coupled with withdrawal into a private sphere, free of constraints, where one could live in accordance with one’s convictions.”

The Story of Philosophy, Christoph Delius, et al. (2000)

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“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”

~ Cyril Connolly, The New Statesman (1933)

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Introduction to the FINAL CHAPTER

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Tuesday, 2 March 2004

On personal files

Thursday, 11 March 2004

59 words

Saturday, 13 March 2004

Snakes shed their skin

Monday, 15 March 2004

On civilization, and barbarians

A rediscovery of an ancient idea

Saturday, 20 March 2004

The spirit of ideas

Tuesday, 23 March 2004

My moment zero

Wednesday, 24 March 2004

What was all the fuss about?

Sunday, 28 March 2004

A new, or old metaphor

Monday, 29 March 2004

Hi-valu – for those who value it

Tuesday, 30 March 2004

A Taiwan morning

Arrogant commentary

Thursday, 1 April 2004

Be your own SELF

Saturday, 3 April 2004

Just be a bad actor for us, okay …

Monday, 5 April 2004

The Church (notes I)

Thursday, 8 April 2004

The SELF is born (and other notes of a particular day)

Friday, 9 April 2004

New face on the cards (and on the telephone)

Monday, 12 April 2004

Pale | descendant | I still live

A computer piece: Monday 12 April 2004

Two possible principles

Tuesday, 13 April 2004

Not an exile essay even if it looks like one

Statement 1, Statement 2, Question … and Answer

Wednesday, 14 April 2004

Is it me, or is it Environment Z?

Friday, 23 April 2004

Fasten the tent flaps

Saturday, 24 April 2004

New faith/New identity

Insights from two movies

Sunday, 25 April 2004

I own seven pairs of underwear …

Monday, 26 April 2004

Original start of the FINAL CHAPTER

Thursday, 29 April 2004

The rebels start arguing – but it’s just the quiet before the storm

Friday, 30 April 2004

(Initially) Powerless Friday

Saturday, 1 May 2004

Two thoughts

End contemplation III

Wednesday, 5 May 2004

The war hatchet hits my wall

Saturday, 8 May 2004

A life that makes sense – for the sake of a project

Sunday, 9 May 2004

The loner and the community (i)

Wednesday, 12 May 2004

Numbers and time

Monday, 17 May 2004

Enlightened spirit

Tuesday, 18 May 2004


Thursday, 20 May 2004

Application of a theory/The SELF and environment

Sunday, 23 May 2004

The loner and the community (ii)

I know who I am

Tuesday, 25 May 2004

Identify your SELF and how it is identified to you

Friday, 28 May 2004

I know who I am, part two

Tuesday, 1 June 2004

Self-knowledge, identity and the Dalai Lama

Wednesday, 2 June 2004

Conversation with Mormon missionaries on the train

Friday 4 June 2004

Friday, 4 June 2004

Saturday, 5 June 2004

Creative profit or not – the most recent opinion

Sunday, 6 June 2004

What does that word mean?

Monday 7 June 2004

A new approach? | Precondition for commitment

Tuesday, 8 June 2004

Accept yourself (even if it’s only to save time)

Small house, big world

So that the masses know | Life is a pleasure ride

Wednesday, 9 June 2004

What is a book without a reader?

Friday, 11 June 2004

Results of a life

Tuesday, 15 June 2004

My identity, my life

Traditional knowledge, and old screws

A cargo train hits one that messes around too much on his own track

Wednesday, 16 June 2004

Another train insight

Thursday, 17 June 2004

Puzzle people

Sunday, 20 June 2004

It’s only a game, and the rules can be figured out

Wednesday, 23 June 2004

Identity, the SELF, and the result of everything

Friday, 25 June 2004

The GIVEN SELF, and the role of intellectuals

On rebirth, and a “new” SELF

Sunday, 27 June 2004

Prove your … no, prove the SELF

The formula that leads to result

Monday, 28 June 2004

Concoction full of thoughts

Tuesday, 29 June 2004

What is GIVEN, and what you CHOOSE

Wednesday, 30 June 2004

Money, the labour market, and how you function

Thursday, 1 July 2004

The value of personal agendas (I & II)

Saturday, 3 July 2004

I still believe …

The difference between the ENLIGHTENED and the UNENLIGHTENED

Why does a teenager rebel?

Sunday, 4 July 2004

Salute to the brilliant nine! (out of every ten)

“I, now” and related notes

Monday, 5 July 2004

Origin of the SELF (and do reptiles have souls?)

Important notes on what the book is about

Tuesday, 6 July 2004

Notes on Tuesday, 6 July 2004

Wednesday, 7 July 2004

Happiness is a sensory issue

Friday, 9 July 2004

Conclusions on Friday, 9 July 2004

Sunday, 11 July 2004

Organs, republics and other subjects

Wednesday, 14 July 2004

Religion and the born-again self

The fuller meaning of the “given self/chosen self” idea

Friday, 16 July 2004

Is “Brand Smit” a workable Homo sapien model?

Monday, 19 July 2004

Notes on Monday, 19 July 2004

Tuesday, 20 July 2004

It is a struggle, and you have to choose your side

Wednesday, 21 July 2004

Appearance is the problem

Just when you thought you knew yourself

Wednesday, 28 July 2004

The warped world

Sunday, 1 August 2004

Return to the conversation with the Mormon missionaries (which only partially took place – also on the train)

Who’s that guy in the mirror? (And why is he looking at me?)

Monday, 2 August 2004

To grow and to develop and to express – or to choose not to

Wednesday, 4 August 2004

“Renaissance Man”

What would you be if you didn’t have to APPEAR?

Identity and the identity of God

Friday, 6 August 2004

I-am-who-I-was (even though we’re only related)

Saturday, 7 August 2004

Thought number two + Thought number one

Sunday, 8 August 2004

Notes at airports and in the air

Tuesday, 10 August 2004

PLACE – and why there?

Thursday, 12 August 2004

Three matters after lunch

Friday, 13 August 2004

Community or intellectual/spiritual enlightenment

Measures and “true” identity

The hermit (and his loved ones), first notations

Sunday, 15 August 2004

The hermit (and his loved ones), second notations

The attraction of silence

Friday, 20 August 2004

Day in town, and a question

Monday, 23 August 2004

Identity, survival, functioning

Tuesday, 24 August 2004

Repatriation (Notes MCCXIII)

Monday, 30 August 2004

Repatriation and other plans

Friday, 3 September 2004

Lose yourself, or apply yourself

Saturday, 4 September 2004

In transit, and thinking | Welcome back

Monday, 6 September 2004

Some afterthoughts to “Lose yourself or apply yourself”

Tuesday, 7 September 2004

Lose yourself, or be yourself …

Wednesday, 8 September 2004

07:40 – At least a half a cup of coffee later … – And seeing that it’s Wednesday – 23:43

Sunday, 12 September 2004

Who am I really?

Monday, 13 September 2004

Boredom, and actions that compensate (and my English class on a Monday afternoon)

A few questions on Monday, 13 September 2004

Tuesday, 14 September 2004

Is the demonstration over yet? (Because I would like to continue with my existence)

Wednesday, 15 September 2004

Location and personal agendas

Thursday, 16 September 2004

The whole truth, loneliness, and practical arrangements

Monday, 20 September 2004

For the record … Existential question

Tuesday, 21 September 2004


Thursday, 23 September 2004

A principle, on Thursday, 23 September 2004


Friday, 24 September 2004

Poor Brand (part 1)

Monday, 27 September 2004

Poor Brand (part 2)

Tuesday, 28 September 2004

Two black-and-white truths

Wednesday, 29 September 2004

Social baptism of fire

The other person’s eyes

Friday, 1 October 2004

Dental floss and other measures for survival

Saturday, 2 October 2004

Purpose of existence, three sets of comments

Sunday, 3 October 2004

Hierarchy of relationships

Thursday, 7 October 2004

About monkeys and (so-called) originality

Friday, 8 October 2004

The principle of need

Saturday, 9 October 2004

Argument of the casual drug user

Sunday, 10 October 2004

The voices that fear

Tuesday, 12 October 2004

Morning, afternoon and evening on Tuesday, 12 October 2004

Wednesday, 13 October 2004

A meandering thought

Thursday, 14 October 2004

Faith, hope, and love – and the emergency measures to make up for the absence of these things

Thoughts running wild during the 41st week of 2004

Monday, 18 October 2004

A few points on Monday, 18 October 2004

Tuesday, 19 October 2004

“Good government” and adequate identification data

An existential tale

Wednesday, 20 October 2004

The contradiction in my idealism

Saturday, 23 October 2004

In case anyone has forgotten

Monday, 1 November 2004

I am rich – until I need to replenish my cereal stock

Tuesday, 2 November 2004

Short essay on the chasm of unorthodox views

Notes for an INTRODUCTION (Part II)

Wednesday, 3 November 2004

Note about the protagonist

Thursday, 4 November 2004

On the material currently under review

Tuesday, 9 November 2004

The new day

A (new) existence in three essential steps


Wednesday, 10 November 2004

Silence. And voices.

Thursday, 11 November 2004

Dear 18 to 35-year-old reader …

Sexual desire, social appearances, and the accompanying view of the self

Saturday, 13 November 2004

Truth and vocabulary (I)

Sunday, 14 November 2004

Truth and vocabulary (II)

Tuesday, 16 November 2004

The sins of the SOURCE are paid a visit …

Embarrassing appearances

Thursday, 18 November 2004

Document 1_181104_2359

Friday, 26 November 2004

Never too early for heretical thoughts

To accept the knocks in your programming, or not

Monday, 29 November 2004

To look down on the children: a rant

Tuesday, 30 November 2004


Wednesday, 1 December 2004

RECOGNITION & APPEARANCE: Note II: The insight hits

Thursday, 2 December 2004

RECOGNITION & APPEARANCE: Note III: The insight hits with more impact

Monday, 6 December 2004

Value and meaning, and the insight of children

Tuesday, 7 December 2004

To move on from place to …

Thursday, 9 December 2004

What impresses you, and why?

Travel packages for life, note I

Togetherness and the individual

Friday, 10 December 2004

Travel packages for life, note II

Saturday, 11 December 2004

To possess the right math and science

Sunday, 12 December 2004

When the questions start

Travel packages for life, note III

Monday, 13 December 2004

The point and the questions

Travel packages for life, note IV

Travel packages for life, note V

Thursday, 16 December 2004

A somewhat messy process

Friday, 17 December 2004

Insights on Friday, 17 December 2004 as they arrived

Sunday, 19 December 2004

Three orange thoughts

Small discovery after a short trip

Wednesday, 22 December 2004

Processes, phrases and choices

Thursday, 23 December 2004

Appearances, gifts that serve an agenda, and a few other thoughts

Disturbance of the telephone …

Friday, 24 December 2004

The incessant reappearance of old material … and of course about appearance

Monday, 27 December 2004

A thought is brewing in my head, parts three and four

Tuesday, 28 December 2004

Two notes on Tuesday, 28 December 2004

Wednesday, 29 December 2004

To become what will take you where you need to be

The list of the last Wednesday of 2004

Friday, 31 December 2004

Notes to round off another year

Pipe wrench in one hand …

31 DECEMBER 2004