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Lived process?

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

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