Posted by Henry on July 14, 2003
In Reply to: Lived process? posted by Bruce Kahl on July 14, 2003
: : : : Hi,
: : : : Could anyone tell me what the world 'lived' means in the phrases like 'a lived system' and 'a lived process'.
: : : : Thanks a lot.
: : : I don't recognise this usage. Neither phrase is familiar to me. Can you tell us the whole sentence?
: : It sounds like a buzzword. I looked it up on the Buzzwhacker site but didn't find it.
: I googled the phrase and the results are linked below.
: It seems a "lived process" can be looked at as a kind of education, a sort of on-the-job training process, something that can not be found in a book but must be lived to be understood or acquired as in the following quote:
: "Culture is a lived process-not a trinket or a BBC documentary. It doesn't come off a rack, or in a handy carry-case, or in six exciting new colours. It is the story that binds and shapes a community or people. It is the habits of a social body."
These lived processes - they sound just like John Prine's Souvenirs;
Memories they can't be boughten
They can't be won at carnivals for free
Well it took me years
To get those souvenirs
And I don't know how they slipped away from me