Jan Cox Talk 0562

“Either This or That” Is Premise of Ordinary Life

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#562 Oct 25. 1989 – 1:00
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :04. If you did not allow your intellect to say ‘why’ you like or dislike a person, then any feelings left would not be Secondary Level. At the Secondary Level, dislike/hatred is really irritation with others; normally people do not dislike one another in a PL way: with silent, unending, physically based malice. Most animosity is verbalized; talk precludes physical, PL/Primary Level hatred.

Secondary Level emotions are spatial; PL feelings are temporal, thus most Secondary Level negative emotions are ameliorated/treated by mere physical separation (out of sight, out of mind). PL temporal feelings can transcend place; people can hate even the dead. Apparent PL emotions with widespread driving force for humanity, e.g., religious hatreds, family feuds, etc. are really Secondary Level and are dropped immediately when confronted with real PL emotions, i.e., imminent physical death.

The intellect always sees the internal as in conflict with the external, that they are in adversarial relationship. Revolutionary Intelligence sees it as a precise dance with willing, matched partners; the interaction is always productive, progressive. Contrast this with the human idea of the adversarial competition of “natural selection”, survival of the fittest.

To categorically state “it’s either this or that” is the end of all real possibility for a man; it is the end of intellectual acumen for a Real Explorer to so allow Life to speak thru him. “This or that” is the premise for all ordinary life, that improvement and rehabilitation must be effected in life.


And Kyroot Said…

Upon hearing the term “institutional bias” one fellow
dismissed it by noting that Life itself is the supreme
institution, and ultimate bias.

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On this one other planet every day isù its own wake-up call.

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When things have a premise they can only be correct in one
direction, but without a premise they can point to a plurality of
operational alternatives.

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Can you believe it, (say I in mock horror,) in some places
they still revere artifacts.

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Do note on permanent disc: Once it reaches optimum
complexity additional dimensions can be revealed.

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On exceedingly dull days one guy would often say to himself,
“Hey, mind your own business.”

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The fact alone that something was made up is not sufficient
cause to dismiss it entirely.

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No child over the age of eight who shows any political
interests should be made to ever take an IQ test.

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In the visible parts of this universe, tickled enough, all
info will laugh.

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On this one younger planet, or perhaps its older, you’re
only allowed to lie to people before you know their name.

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In this one district where so-called illusion has been duly
noted and labeled, they dropped the word from their vocabulary.
(Oh yeah, now they’re working on “imagination.”)

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There is no such thing as random…(not at least that youù
can see).

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The guy in charge of the mechanics in this one galaxy would
try and tell all who would give an ear that, “Before this vehicle
will go any further forward it’s gonna do some time in reverse.”
(I suspect that many thought the mechanics of his context
referred only to automobiles.)

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In all the three dimensional sections of this universe that
I’ve seen so far this is true: Any artist who continues to try
and tell you “what he’s doing” doesn’t knowù what he’s doing.

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The universe may contain an infinite number of bullets, but
the gun you’re gripping holds only six.

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In spite of the sales slogans you hear on this planet, on
more complex worlds it would go like this, “Our loss is your loss
also.”

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There are some intellects in some universes that couldn’t
write fiction if they tried.

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Over on this rather shy planet their current working motto
seems to be, “Never let us fail to boldly substitute civility and
certainty for adventure and fun.”

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All losing battles have a simple beginning — they begin.

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“Waiting your turn” does not guarantee your turn will come.

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