Jan Cox Talk 0573

A Real Explorer Sees an Adversary as a Benevolent Force

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#573 * Nov 20, 1989 * – 1:05
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :05. All criticism is an attempt to compensate. From a more complex view all opposition is attempted compensation for perceived shortcomings; it is a friendly supportive action, a cooperative effort, not a form of aggression as generally held.

The Real Explorer sees every adversary as a secret conspirator, a benevolent force, hidden from everybody including the conspirators themselves. In the same way, the legs cooperatively oppose each other in locomotion while the brain could be seen as a third leg which decides where the next step will be and who will lead.

The human intellect can make things larger than they are. In Secondary Level affairs the intellect can non-sexually reproduce itself, including mutations. Example of a man with hobby of listening to records that eventually becomes the reading about listening to records, i.e., becomes interested in activities a step removed from the original hobby.

Consider the efficiency of this arrangement. Another supreme example of enlargement: “have you ever lived before” , i.e., the whole concern with reincarnation removing people a step from living the life right in front of them.


And Kyroot Said…

One guy put it this way: “No matter where I look, no matter
what I see, more and more it becomes just a reflection of my
involvement with ‘this.’ …So little time, so much to think
about.”

***

Being the ordinary worker in Life’s mortal enterprise is
experiencing the “freedom of adventure” without the adventure —
and without the freedom for that matter.

***

A real revolutionist may continue to operate even with a
broken thermostat, or with a wayward compass.

***

If you understand that all of man’s singularities, his soul,
his spirit and consciousness, are all intellectual, and if you
understand that all of the intellect is in the brain, and if you
understand that the brain is all chemical, then, by gawd, you’ve
about got Round One rounded up.

***

“Hey look,” he said, “This is important. If you knew
something reallyù amazing, and then forgot it, does it still count
for something that you did once know it? Well, does it?” And
his other half said, “I’m thinking, I’m thinking.”

***

In some certain distant battles, the generals with the most
medals and biggest umlauts get the biggest bullets.

***

Continual-thinking-when-you-don’t-have-to does have the
downside of tending to interfere with the specious comfort of all
First Stories.

***

Having a blow-out at ninety miles an hour is no problem.
Wearing your good suit at the time, however, could prove awkward.

***

Whilst visiting that star over there I’ve mentioned before,
I found the following neatly printed on a water closet wall:
“Ordinary philosophy is the attempt to wipe your ass in a snow
storm. Ordinary religion is the attempt to dry your eyes in a
typhoon. Ordinary art is the attempt to wet your whistle in a
desert, and ordinary thinking is the attempt to become more
athletic by studying baseball stats.”

***

A musician said, “I played for a bit in the Count Basie
band.” And a by-standing listener asked, “What did the Count
think of your playing?” And the voice replied, “Oh, this was
some time after the Count’s death.” And the listen-voice mused,
“Is there anyù possible way I can use this in living my life?”

***

This new ole-sorehead spat out his opinion that, and there
we faithfully quote, “Most people’s thinking operations have
about the same significance as low cholesterol cyanide.”

***

There is a little known band of transient radicals in a
certain polyglot galaxy who have as their verbal vexilum the
following: “There is only the one question — ‘What isù the
desired result?'”

***

One near-by thinker-chap recently said, “It has become my
opinion that real revolutionists do not do re-writes.” And his
equally near-by brother replied, “That would explain why much of
what they say sounds so un-re-written, all right.”

***

The stainless-steel-question-of-the-day: If space is to
matter as time is to energy, then would space be filled with
nouns and time with verbs?

***

You may believe-it-or-don’t, but it isù the most common ills
that require the radical treatments.

***

You can coast through time, or you can coast through space,
but you cannot do both — unless you know how.

***

Question: What ages faster than yesterday’s fads and
follies? Answer: Their criticisms and parodies. Next Question:
Does this have any possible pertinence to me? Next Answer: I’m
thinking, I’m thinking.

***
On most visible planets almost everyone feels a little
uneasy just being alive.

***

In 3-D universes if “success” were to be judged strictly onù
the basis of success, there would be no success.

***

‘Tis not unknown for a real explorer to live his life from
the inside out.

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