What is a meme?



“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:

  • a discrete unit
  • any piece of information transferable from one mind to another
  • an idea, thought, or style that spreads from one person to another
  • a thought contagion
  • a protoplasmic change in neural tissue

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.

Ken Popper

 

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.

Menander

 

 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 radio shows, 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…


 Contact me!

Good ideas worth sharing.

I welcome your stories.

And meme dreams.

Sharing is good for you...

healthy, cathartic.

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"

                                          Jano


Have some fun,

do some good!

Gordie Good Boy