Jan Cox Talk 1435

Ordinary Thoughts: Pyramid Schemes for the Mind

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Summary

#1435 – 5/12/95: (?)
Notes by TK

To have a philosophy of life is to do nothing, is to follow the herd.


The News

95053-1
A SHORT, UNPARALLELED HISTORY OF MYSTICISM
THE VERY FIRST PERSON IO BECOME MORE CONSCIOUS IRAN IHOSE AROUND HIM, AND THUS, COULD SEE MUCH MORE OF WHAT LIFE WAS ALL ABOUT,
WAS SO EXCITED AND DELIGHTED THAT HE TRIED TO TELL EVERYONE,
AND THEY ORIGINALLY TOOK HIM TO BE A COMEDIAN, TELLING JOKES,
BUT WHEN HE DISMISSED THIS LABEL AND PRESSED ON
THE PEOPLE DECIDED THAT HE WAS A SATIRIST, ATTEMPTING TO MAKE SOME MORAL POINT, BUT AFTER HE TOO REJECTED THIS MANTLE, AND CONTINUED HIS COMMENTS MOST BEGAN TO JUST IGNORE HIM, CONCLUDING THAT WHAT HE WAS SAYING WAS EITHER IRRELEVANT, OR ELSE, UNTRUE;
CONCLUDING THIS — JUST LIKE LIFE TOLD ‘EM TO.
* * *
“DADDY?”,
“YES, SON?”,
“I WAS ABOUT TO ASK YOU ONE OF THOSE LIGHT—HEARTED QUESTIONS
THAT WOULD MAKE THAT LAST NEWS ITEM SEEM MORE LIKE A BIT OF•HUMOR, Ad’n— AND THUS RELIEVE, (RIGHT HERE AT THE END),
ANY POSSIBLE UNPLEASANT PRESSURE OF THE MINDS OF VIEWERS.”
“YES, MY BOY, I WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING LIKE THAT.”
“DADDY?”,
“YES?”
“T THINK Tim PASS THIS TIME AND REALLY TURN UP THE POTENTIAL HEAT,”
95053-2
How ORDINARY THINKING CAME ABOUT
As MAN’S LARGER BRAIN MADE IT INCREASINGLY EASIER FOR HIM TO PHYSICALLY SURVIVE HE FOUND HE HAD UNEXPECTED AMOUNTS OF FREE TIME ON HIS HANDS
WITH NOTHING ACTUALLY — TO DO! SO,
AFTER MUCH REFLECTION, DELIBERATION & CONSIDERATION HE DECIDED: “HEY! -WHY NOT JUST LET THE OLE MIND RUN LOOSE ALL THE TIME,
EVEN WHEN IT’S NOT DOIN’ ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR,
AND JUST SEE WHAT’LL HAPPEN!?”
HEY!, HISTORY BUFFS — WHY NOT!?
* * *
95053-3
OUR INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
ONE MAN BELIEVED THAT HE WAG:.BENT, TRIED, STRESSED AND BURDENED WITH, “THE WOES OF THE WORLD!” —
— BUT CAME TO FIND OUT
HE WAS JUST OVERWEIGHT.
* * *
95053-4
THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO HAD TWO SIDES TO HIS BRAIN, (OR, MIND, IF YOU PREFER) WHICH HE NAMED, LIKE’S-DONE IN BUSINESS OPERATIONS: CORNWALLY DEL FRANCO & BLOOMERWHYLIE,
THEN, IN AN EFFORT TO CONCENTRATE THEIR INDIVIDUALS STRENGTHS
HE CONSOLIDATED THEIR NAMES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY TO BE KNOWN HENCEFORTH AS: CORNBLOOMEROFRANCDELWHYLIEWALLY.
NOTING THAT ANY STEP, NO MATTER HOW SMALL,
ON THE ROAD TO INCREASED CLARITY IS ALWAYS IN ORDER.
95053-5
A VIEWER WRITES:
“IN REGARD TO SOMETHING SAID ON A RECENT PROGRAM:
THAT PERHAPS JUSTICE WOULD BE MORE WIDELY SERVED IF MEN, ‘WENT-OUT’ IN A FASHION MORE PHYSICALLY SIMILAR TO HOW THEY ARRIVED, (TO WIT: THE POSSIBILITY OF BURYING PEOPLE NAKED),
WELL, THIS STARTED ME TO THINKING, AND IT SEEMS WE MIGHT EXTEND THIS IDEA IN A WAY THAT WOULD BE EVEN MORE PERTINENT TO THE TOTALITY OF MAN, AND THAT IS: LAY OUT THE CORPSE WITH THE SKULL OPENED UP,
SO THAT ALL MAY SEE WHAT A LIFE TIME OF ACTIVITY THEREIN HAS ACCOMPLISHED.
SINCERELY”, ETC.
* * *
ONE MAN’S MIND SAID TO HIM:
“HEY, NOBODY’S FOOLING ME — I KNOW WHAT THAT LAST BIT WAS INSINUATING, AND FOR THE LIFE OF ME I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU KEEP
HANGING AROUND PEOPLE WHO DO NOTHING BUT PICK, PICK, PICK ONE ME.”, AND THE MAN REPLIED: “COME ON, WE’VE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH THIS.”, (BUT HIS MIND CONTINUED TO POUT.)
* * *
95053-6
FACT: ANY BODY CAN TELL ANY BODY ELSE ANY THING THEY WANT TO. FACT-O-PLEANTY: THOSE WHO ACTUALLY KNOW ANYTHING WORTH TELLING – DON’T.
…AND THE ALL MALE CHORUS OF DAZED & DISORIENTED EXTERMINATORS, CRIED OUT: “RATS!”
* * *
95053-7
ONE GUY USED TO TELL HIS THOUGHTS: “HEY MAN, DON’T MAKE ME MAD!”,
AND THEY’D SAY: “WE DIDN’T DO NUTHIN”!”, AND HE’D REPLY:
“You MAKE ME MAD JUST BEING HERE!”
* * *
ONE GUY ASKED A MYSTIC:
“IS IT HARD DOING WHAT YOU DO?”, AND HE REPLIED:
“DON’T ASK MC — ASK YOURSELF.”
* * *
As THE RUNNERS RACED PAST THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEWING STANDS
ONE OF THE JUDGES SAID TO ANOTHER:
“You CAN ALWAYS TELL THE ENGLISH, YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL THE DUTCH,
YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL A MYSTIC, BUT…” AND HIS COLLEAGE INTERRUPTED HIM, AND SAID: “YEAH, I KNOW:’ BUT YOU CAN’T TELL HIM MUCH’.”,
“No”, REPLIED THE FIRST JUDGE, “I’S GONNA SAY: ‘You CAN ALWAYS TELL A MYSTIC BY THE SPECIAL STRIPPED SHIRT HE WEARS’.” -(“RATS!”, SAID THE SECOND JUDGE.)
95053-8
THE GAMING TABLES AND THE LIMITS OF PERCEPTION
IF THEY COULD SUDDENLY BE MADE AWARE OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN LIFE, MANY A MAN WOULD CRY OUT: “ALL BETS ARE OFF!”,
THE SAME PLAYERS WHO NEVER HAD ANYTHING OF VALUE ON THE TABLE TO BEGIN WITH.
95053-9
ORDINARY MEN SERIOUSLY DEBATING THE “ISSUES OF THE DAY”:
IMBECILIC SLAVES ON AN UNPERCEIVED PLANTATION
DISCUSSING HOW THINGS WILL IMPROVE ONCE THEY MOVE FROM LABOR TO MANAGEMENT.
HELIOS NOTED TO PROMETHEUS:
“I DON’T CARE WHAT THEY SAY –
I TH:[NK HUMANS ARE KINDA CUTE, IN A WAY.”
“YEAH”, PRO REPLIED: “IF THEY’D KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT!”
“AH, COME ON, BIG GUY — YOU KNOW HUMANS AREN’T SUPPOSED TO DO THAT.”
* * *
…OH, BY-THE-BY, IN A SOMEWHAT RELATED AREA:
ONE MAN HAS RECENTLY PRESENT A THEORY THAT CLAIMS SCYLLA & CHARYBDIS NEVER ACTUALLY EXISTED, BUT WERE MENS’ UNCONSCIOUS PROJECTION, INTO A MYTHICAL CONTEXT,
OF THEIR OWN BRAIN BEING DIVIDED INTO THE TWO PARTS THAT IT IS.
* * *
95053-10
“WHY”, STOPPED ONE MAN, TO MUSE:
“WHY WILL MEN ADMITTEDLY EAT AND DRINK MORE THAN THEY ACTUALLY NEED, YET NEVER DO ANYTHING SIMILAR WITH THEIR MINDS!?”
….(HE LATER ALTERED THIS TO READ:
“WHY DO THEY NEVER DO ANYTHING SIMILAR, WILLFULLY WITH THEIR MIND!?”
95053-11
THOSE WHO CASTIGATE MAN’S INSTITUTIONS FOR THEIR FAILURE TO PERFORM ARE BIGGER FOOLS THAN THOSE THEY BARB.
95053-12
STILL LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES: (A DEFINITION):
ORDINARY THOUGHTS: PYRAMID SCHEMES FOR THE MIND.
* * *
95053-13
TODAY’S KINDERGARTEN QUESTION
DID MEN CONCEIVE OF MYTHS, LEGENDS, ALLEGORIES AND THE LIKE BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT SEE WHAT IS GOING ON DIRECTLY:
OR THEY COULD NOT BEAR WHAT THEY SAW DIRECTLY:
OR BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT DIRECTLY DESCRIBE WHAT THEY DIRECTLY SAW?
IF ANY OF YOUR ANSWERS CONTAINED THE WORD, “YES” A MINIMUM OF THREE TIMES THEN YOU MAY MOVE ON TO THE THIRD GRADE, IF YOU LIKE.
* * *
95053-14
THE REASON MYSTICS HAVE TWO SIDES TO THEIR BRAIN IS SO THAT
ONE SIDE CAN JUST SIT STILL WHILE THE OTHER SIDE DOES ALL THE GRUNT WORK.
95053-15
ONE DAY ONE MAN THOUGHT:
“MY GOD!, WHAT WOULD THE WORLD BE LIKE IF MAN’S OTHER ORGANS — WERE AS UNFETTERED AND FREE AS HIS MIND H?”,
THEN COUNTER-THOUGHT:”MY GOD!, OUR STOMACH MIGHT HAVE INVENTED THE ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB!”
MORAL: DON’T BE SO DAMN QUICK TO PICK ON ANY ONE PART OF MAN’S OVERALL, OVERALL.
95053-16
IN EVERY IMPORTANT HUMAN IDEA IS A “KEY WORD”,
REMOVE THIS WORD AND THE EFFICACY OF THE IDEA COLLAPSES.
YOUR MISSION, YOUNG MYSTICS, (SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT),
IS TO GET OUT THERE, (IN YOURSELF, THAT IS) – AND REMOVE THOSE DAMN KEY WORDS!
95053-17
ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MAN WHO WANTED TO SELL A SPECIAL TYPE OF VEGETABLE TO PEOPLE,
BUT NO ONE WANTED TO BUY —
SO THEY TRIED, STICKING THEM IN THE EYE
AND THEY STILL WOULDN’T BUY,
SO HE TRIED THROWING THE DAMN THINGS AT THEM —
BUT THEY’D DUCK,
SO HE TRIED ANNOUNCING THAT HE WOULD NO LONGER OFFER THEM FOR SALE AND NO ONE CARED,
SO SO WELL, I KNOW THAT HE DID TRY SOMETHING ELSE
I JUST CAN’T REMEMBER RIGHT NOW WHAT IT WAS 191
1, •
95053-18
SAFEGUARDS FOR AFTER PRIVATE SHOWERS
IF YOU CALL OTHER PEOPLE “TWITS” LONG ENOUGH THEY’LL FINALLY BEGIN TO BELIEVE YOU ARE ONE.
OR, AS LIFE WOULD SAY TO LOCAL REALITY EVERY TIME IT’D SPEAK OF SUICIDE: “THREATS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION
CARRY VERY LITTLE WEIGHT
WITH HE WHO BROUGHT ABOUT YOUR CREATION.”
AND NOW — THOSE SO PROCLIVED & INCLINED,
MAY SILENTLY PONDER THE POSSIBLE PERTINENCE OF THE ABOVE,
(REGARDING THE INTELLECTUAL DENIGRATION OF OTHERS, & ITS ULTIMATE REWARD, ALONG WITH THE BY-PLAY DESCRIBED ‘TWEEN REALITY & LIFE),
As IT MIGHT ALL-RELATE TO THE FACT THAT MEN CAN TALK TO THEMSELVES, AND BELIEVE THAT IT CONSTITUTES, THINKING (AND, VICE VERSA).
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THERE ARE FEW SIGHTS AS PATHETIC AS THAT OF AN ORDINARY MINDED PERSON TRYING TO SERIOUSLY ANALYZE REALITY AS THEY PERCEIVE IT.
95053-19
WHILE IN THE NORMAL MIDST
OF HIS EVERYDAY AFFAIRS,
(SPECIFICALLY INVOLVED IN A PARTICULAR MATTER WE HAVE NO NEED TO GO INTO), A MAN CAME UP FAIRLY SHORT — AND SAID TO HIMSELF:
“IT’S TRULY AMAZING HOW STUPID YOU CAN BE
IF YOU REALLY PUT YOUR MIND TO IT.”
THINKING: A POEM
OH YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THAT, YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THAT,
OH YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THAT, You CAN THINK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THAT.
OH YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THAT, YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THIS, AND YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THAT.
THE END — FINALLY!
95053-20(B)
Perhaps a most pertinent, present crucible
By which to properly divide up men
Would be to ask them if they consider the statement “Life is alive,”
To be a fact or a theory.
,
95053-21
ALTHOUGH THE WAY OF THE MYSTIC IS NOT ONE OF HUMOR BASED ON CRITICISM, You COULD FIND A DEGREE OF, (LET US SAY),TRANSCENDENTAL SATIRE, BUT NOT IN ATTACKING THE FOOLISHNESS, OR IMMORALITY OF OTHERS, BUT RATHER IN REGARD TO WHAT THEY CLAIM TO BE THEIR AIMS, AND THEIR LESS THAN OPTIMALLY EFFICIENT APPROACHES THERETO.
95053-21-U3)
EFFORTS EXERTED IN THE ATTEMPT TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR
IS THE ULTIMATE CAMOUFLAGED, HIDE-OUT OF THE WEAK AND DIM WITTED.
95053-22
IN REFERENCE TO HIS OWN SEEMINGLY POINTED COMMENTS, ONE MAN SAID: “REMEMBER, I DON’T ATTACK ANYTHING REAL — ONLY REALITY.”
95053-23
THE PEOPLE GATHERED BEFORE THE CASTLE GATE AND BEGAN TO CHANT: “WE WANT DRUGS! — WE WANT DRUGS!”,
AND FROM UP ABOVE THE BRAIN SHOUTED BACK:
“I’M WORKING AS FAST AS I CAN!”