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Lived process?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 14, 2003

In Reply to: Lived process? posted by ESC on July 13, 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."

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