No “Treatment” Is Universal
Editor’s note: first five minutes or so, Jan talks directly to folks seeing this on video for the first time.
Some sort of keyword like JCbeginner could be employed as a search term, in addition to curations.-dh
#561 Oct 23, 1989 – 0:59
Notes by TK
Kyroot to :04. If you don’t allow ordinary intellect to say why it likes or dislikes things, then like/dislike is solely based on PL reasons. In a future a Real Explorer would see there are no cures, only more or less functional treatments in ordinary time. No treatment is universal, ideal or permanent. The things uniquely human have no treatment for them, save death.
Re: the human amplifier metaphor: can there BE a powerful signal which carries no info–i.e., that is meaningless for a human? Yes and no. Yes for ordinary men, no for Life; to think otherwise is to have no understanding of Life’s efficiency.
All civilizations have their homicides, suicides and neuroses with various practitioners to treat or take advantage of them, depending on one’s view. But there is no difference between these two: there is no such thing as treatment.
A useless description of This Thing: People actually living This Thing are having more fun inside by themselves than does everyone else, collectively, on the outside.
And Kyroot Said…
If you ignore the background you’ve missed the whole
In their continuing attempt, one state has devised a
language in which every word ends in Q.
The voice over the PA finally announced, “The guilty party
can now be seated in the main dining room.”
Those who see upcoming negative certainties never actually
see the Big Future.
In linear activities the incompetent, due to their
incompetence, cannot, thank god, realize their incompetence.
On this one particular artsy world, if they don’t know what
it is they call it modern; if they don’t know what it means they
call it post modern, and if they don’t care, it’s out-dated.
There is this place where the people who “know something”
are low-tech on the outside, while otherwise inside.
Heard this one little feller say, “My life’s now just a
satire of its previous satire.”
On some worlds the memory of it is stillù news.
From one quarter I heard a person proclaim, “It’s actually
pretty easy to cut down on drug related deaths if we can just cut
down on deaths.”
Anyone who still thinks a lot about the past is ________
(you fill in the blank.)
All failures are 3-D failures.
On this one planet, after concluding that the abnormals
among them weren’t responsible for their abnormal behavior they
decided that the normals were likewise not responsible for their
normal behavior…and after that they didn’t seem to know where
to go with this.
A gift for self parody is a talent equitably distributed.
I finally found this one zone where their funeral-type
services never mention god, or death.
If you do ever stumble into one of those worlds where
everything’s the same coming-&-going you might check with
yourself to see if you are arriving or leaving.
In certain areas of some systems modified behavior is no
behavior at all, while in some others modified is the only
behavior deemed minimally acceptable.
One pubescent planet adopted the directive, “Stick to the
essentials and ignore the peripheral,” until they discovered that
it’s allù peripheral.
With expanding intelligence it is not a matter of now or
never, but of now or now.
Those truly “asking for trouble,” are actually asking for