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Empathy, Integrity, and Transparency

 
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I want a little self-sustaining place out in the country where everyone who lives there contributes to the overall welfare of of the homestead. Each person participates in whatever activity they either excel at or want to learn.

We become a community driven by fellowship, hard work and lots of fun times together.

We relearn old arts, like churning butter, making cloth from reeds, raising animals and gardens, orchards and fishing.

It's just a dream. One that makes me happy when I think of it. I do realize it could only work with a community full of mini me's who see the same vision.

In reality, the situation would inevitably include drama and stress, a leader would emerge and factions would secretly plot to overtake the leadership and institute unfair laws and restitution measures until the place fell apart.

I loved both of your rants. Sorry if mine was waaaay off topic.
 Quoting: Hopeless


H - Care to hypothesize what would have to happen in order to arrive at the desired state, globally
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This should be your immediate experience.


“There is the feeling that you are not doing it yourself, but that it is somehow happening on its own, and you wonder whether you will lose it—as indeed you may if you try forcibly to hold on to it. In immediate contrast to the old feeling, there is indeed a certain passivity to the sensation, as if you were a leaf blown along by the wind, until you realize that you are both the leaf and the wind. The world outside your skin is just as much you as the world inside: they move together inseparably, and at first you feel a little out of control because the world outside is so much vaster than the world inside. Yet you soon discover that you are able to go ahead with ordinary activities—to work and make decisions as ever, though somehow this is less of a drag. Your body is no longer a corpse which the ego has to animate and lug around. There is a feeling of the ground holding you up, and of hills lifting you when you climb them. Air breathes itself in and out of your lungs, and instead,of looking and listening, light and sound come to you on their own. Eyes see and ears hear as wind blows and water flows. All space becomes your mind. Time carries you along like a river, but never flows out of the present: the more it goes, the more it stays, and you no longer have to fight or kill it.”

- Alan Watts
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I want a little self-sustaining place out in the country where everyone who lives there contributes to the overall welfare of of the homestead. Each person participates in whatever activity they either excel at or want to learn.

We become a community driven by fellowship, hard work and lots of fun times together.

We relearn old arts, like churning butter, making cloth from reeds, raising animals and gardens, orchards and fishing.

It's just a dream. One that makes me happy when I think of it. I do realize it could only work with a community full of mini me's who see the same vision.

In reality, the situation would inevitably include drama and stress, a leader would emerge and factions would secretly plot to overtake the leadership and institute unfair laws and restitution measures until the place fell apart.

I loved both of your rants. Sorry if mine was waaaay off topic.
 Quoting: Hopeless


That's a good dream, hopeless. I've dreamed it too. I'm so tired, I just wish I could taste that life...if only for a little while.
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This should be your immediate experience.


“There is the feeling that you are not doing it yourself, but that it is somehow happening on its own, and you wonder whether you will lose it—as indeed you may if you try forcibly to hold on to it. In immediate contrast to the old feeling, there is indeed a certain passivity to the sensation, as if you were a leaf blown along by the wind, until you realize that you are both the leaf and the wind. The world outside your skin is just as much you as the world inside: they move together inseparably, and at first you feel a little out of control because the world outside is so much vaster than the world inside. Yet you soon discover that you are able to go ahead with ordinary activities—to work and make decisions as ever, though somehow this is less of a drag. Your body is no longer a corpse which the ego has to animate and lug around. There is a feeling of the ground holding you up, and of hills lifting you when you climb them. Air breathes itself in and out of your lungs, and instead,of looking and listening, light and sound come to you on their own. Eyes see and ears hear as wind blows and water flows. All space becomes your mind. Time carries you along like a river, but never flows out of the present: the more it goes, the more it stays, and you no longer have to fight or kill it.”

- Alan Watts
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Yes. It is like a Chinese Finger Trap. lol
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Imagine one full generation that lived, loved, and worked with these three principles being the foundation of our worldview. Imagine what could be accomplished. In one generation we would take leaps within what it is to be a human far greater than any other generation.

As it is now, it is as if we build things up just to tear them back down. We take two steps forward, one step back, constantly wasting the gift of life, of sentient life!, just so we can knock ourselves down and try to get up.

But, with these three principles, everything conceived of, imagined, constructed by us would be for the betterment of mankind as a whole. No more would our world be based on greed and personal gratification. An entire species working towards evolving the entire species. Never before remembered in our history has such a thing existed.

In just one generation, we would/could change the human condition permanently. I don't mean this as all fluffy, lovey-dovey stuff. I look at this as an advancement of the human race. The technological advances, the psychological advances, spiritual advances, etc.

Don't mind me, just dreaming aloud.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I like the way you dream. rose
 Quoting: Vic-chick13


Your posts reminded me of the following piece; hope you guys enjoy it.

hf


Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.
- The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry
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Maybe after the baby boomers die.
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


We are certainly on a more open minded path, but even our parents had their free spirited days and contributions or ideas for a better world no doubt. One must think big picture here not just the boomers in their old age.

Generalizations have some merit but putting this all on the boomers is like the fruit calling the tree rotten. Counter productive at best. Pointing fingers is for politicians.

The real trick to changing the world is pacifying our fear and anger towards ourselves and others. It's only logical.

I am only half vulcan, though. I still have my emotional bondage. To say we must lose this part of ourselves is asking a lot of a human being. Our impulses and desires must be balanced but not discarded. It's ignorant to believe we are all equally intelligent or provided for as well. You can only lead a horse to water...but it must be thirsty too. Some if not many are content in ignorant bliss.

I imagine in the perfect world our needs would more easily be fulfilled. The fact we can and do not feed those born in poverty is the first step towards 'Utopia.'
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sigh... man, i love you
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sigh... man, i love you
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lol

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OP:

I can completely empathise with your plea: I am currently undergoing steady psychoanalysis to deal with the very issues you discuss. I too, am disgusted with society at large and pine for a more utopian world where people act upon their innate goodness instead of the avariciousness generational programming has replced it with.

So far, therapy hasn't helped much. Firstly: I refuse to use drugs just to "cope." That's not an answer - just another control mechanism and there are far too many of those extant in the world today.

No: I'll continue my more Holistic approach and try to adjust my own [more aware] psyche to accept the lower vibrations of those all around me.

Hope this helps, and remember: there are many of those "out there" who feel the exact same pain as you.
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I feel you there I am in the same boat I feel like I am going crazy at times the wrongness in the world feels like it is crushing me.
And I just don't have a clue where to turn or what to do meds are defo not the answer.
The problem is society not me I wish I had better coping strategy's or like minded people to share the load with.
Everyone is too wrapped up in the race for material crap or too scared to speak or act.
We were not meant to live like this and the cracks are showing as stated in my previous post I fear for our future if we do not act soon.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13357248


You are walking through the fire right now - think of it like an initiation for your conscious awareness. A temporary phase or transition. Just keep pushing yourself to work through these feelings and you will eventually progress to a point of transcendence. This falling out you are experiencing is necessary and part of the process! : )

"When you are going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

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"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger"
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sigh... man, i love you
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lol

 Quoting: Septenary Man


That post reminded me of the movie 'I Love You Man'...

"I love you, Bro Montana"

chuckle

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger"
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OP:

I can completely empathise with your plea: I am currently undergoing steady psychoanalysis to deal with the very issues you discuss. I too, am disgusted with society at large and pine for a more utopian world where people act upon their innate goodness instead of the avariciousness generational programming has replced it with.

So far, therapy hasn't helped much. Firstly: I refuse to use drugs just to "cope." That's not an answer - just another control mechanism and there are far too many of those extant in the world today.

No: I'll continue my more Holistic approach and try to adjust my own [more aware] psyche to accept the lower vibrations of those all around me.

Hope this helps, and remember: there are many of those "out there" who feel the exact same pain as you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11241903


I feel you there I am in the same boat I feel like I am going crazy at times the wrongness in the world feels like it is crushing me.
And I just don't have a clue where to turn or what to do meds are defo not the answer.
The problem is society not me I wish I had better coping strategy's or like minded people to share the load with.
Everyone is too wrapped up in the race for material crap or too scared to speak or act.
We were not meant to live like this and the cracks are showing as stated in my previous post I fear for our future if we do not act soon.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13357248


You are walking through the fire right now - think of it like an initiation for your conscious awareness. A temporary phase or transition. Just keep pushing yourself to work through these feelings and you will eventually progress to a point of transcendence. This falling out you are experiencing is necessary and part of the process! : )

"When you are going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

:greenkarma:
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


You are one of the Wise, ANHEDONIC
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I want a little self-sustaining place out in the country where everyone who lives there contributes to the overall welfare of of the homestead. Each person participates in whatever activity they either excel at or want to learn.

We become a community driven by fellowship, hard work and lots of fun times together.

We relearn old arts, like churning butter, making cloth from reeds, raising animals and gardens, orchards and fishing.

It's just a dream. One that makes me happy when I think of it. I do realize it could only work with a community full of mini me's who see the same vision.

In reality, the situation would inevitably include drama and stress, a leader would emerge and factions would secretly plot to overtake the leadership and institute unfair laws and restitution measures until the place fell apart.

I loved both of your rants. Sorry if mine was waaaay off topic.
 Quoting: Hopeless


H - Care to hypothesize what would have to happen in order to arrive at the desired state, globally
 Quoting: Woot Woot


I suspect it would take a reeducation, relearn the root meaning of words and use them to communicate. Today, the idea of work has become synonymous with the ideas of career, job and money.

When we think of work we should think of it like the OP described it; free energy. When we do manual or physical labor, we enrich ourselves while we produce. When we produce the very means of survival and comfort, we are rich.

The energy expended in a mutually beneficial arrangement in a small community who understands that giving (patience, labor, skill, experience, creativity, knowledge, etc.) to the whole benefits everyone in ways gold or fiat money could only hope to reach such exquisite value.

Spirits are healed, Earth is healed. We continue to grow, care for and take responsibility for ourselves and each other.

I have visualized this scenario with my family as the community. Every family has it's own home but we all share labor and if necessary, expenses. Expenses should eventually be only for things that cannot be produced by the community. Those who wish to maintain mainstream employement, fine. Those who wish to craft or contribute other skills are free to do so. Everyone can change responsibilities when someone agrees to take their place.

I know it could never work but I like to dream and hope that maybe someday enough of us will realize where the real wealth lies. It takes immense strength to give to the "universe" before satisfying the self.
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Imagine one full generation that lived, loved, and worked with these three principles being the foundation of our worldview. Imagine what could be accomplished. In one generation we would take leaps within what it is to be a human far greater than any other generation.

As it is now, it is as if we build things up just to tear them back down. We take two steps forward, one step back, constantly wasting the gift of life, of sentient life!, just so we can knock ourselves down and try to get up.

But, with these three principles, everything conceived of, imagined, constructed by us would be for the betterment of mankind as a whole. No more would our world be based on greed and personal gratification. An entire species working towards evolving the entire species. Never before remembered in our history has such a thing existed.

In just one generation, we would/could change the human condition permanently. I don't mean this as all fluffy, lovey-dovey stuff. I look at this as an advancement of the human race. The technological advances, the psychological advances, spiritual advances, etc.

Don't mind me, just dreaming aloud.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Everyone would be paranoid that some individual, faction or section within society wasn't pulling their weight, by their definition and of course some work would be deemed more worklike than other.

Likely why an island of intellectual elites would rapidly become a dystopian nightmare.

the inability to focus and let everything else slide.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


That is exactly why true transparency would be needed, and is the exact reason why I had to include it as part of the three.

Then, we go into integrity which further pushes the idea that we are responsible to not only ourselves, but to the greater good and a value of the need to do such.

Then, empathy helps us recognize the two above and prevent your 'nightmare' scenario.

All of the above would prevent the inability to focus.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Who will set the definition and more importantly who will oversee it. That in and of itself leads to the primary paradoxes/inequalities.

Once placed as overseers, what force stops hegemony from incorporating biased rule sets?

Will traits like territoriality, sex drive and overt aggression be bred out?

Will it require a boot to the throat which is slowly released as the fighting fire is extinguished?


I say we focus on the superconductor and let the wind blow us where it may.

Some personality types need constant parenting.

Some need large spaces.

Some only experience joy through pain.

I think we have moved through the apex of functional systems as it is.

All signs point to honing to reestablish balance.

Unless of course we will submit to the boot.
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I want a little self-sustaining place out in the country where everyone who lives there contributes to the overall welfare of of the homestead. Each person participates in whatever activity they either excel at or want to learn.

We become a community driven by fellowship, hard work and lots of fun times together.

We relearn old arts, like churning butter, making cloth from reeds, raising animals and gardens, orchards and fishing.

It's just a dream. One that makes me happy when I think of it. I do realize it could only work with a community full of mini me's who see the same vision.

In reality, the situation would inevitably include drama and stress, a leader would emerge and factions would secretly plot to overtake the leadership and institute unfair laws and restitution measures until the place fell apart.

I loved both of your rants. Sorry if mine was waaaay off topic.
 Quoting: Hopeless


That's a good dream, hopeless. I've dreamed it too. I'm so tired, I just wish I could taste that life...if only for a little while.
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I feel you!

hf
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Imagine one full generation that lived, loved, and worked with these three principles being the foundation of our worldview. Imagine what could be accomplished. In one generation we would take leaps within what it is to be a human far greater than any other generation.

As it is now, it is as if we build things up just to tear them back down. We take two steps forward, one step back, constantly wasting the gift of life, of sentient life!, just so we can knock ourselves down and try to get up.

But, with these three principles, everything conceived of, imagined, constructed by us would be for the betterment of mankind as a whole. No more would our world be based on greed and personal gratification. An entire species working towards evolving the entire species. Never before remembered in our history has such a thing existed.

In just one generation, we would/could change the human condition permanently. I don't mean this as all fluffy, lovey-dovey stuff. I look at this as an advancement of the human race. The technological advances, the psychological advances, spiritual advances, etc.

Don't mind me, just dreaming aloud.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Everyone would be paranoid that some individual, faction or section within society wasn't pulling their weight, by their definition and of course some work would be deemed more worklike than other.

Likely why an island of intellectual elites would rapidly become a dystopian nightmare.

the inability to focus and let everything else slide.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


That is exactly why true transparency would be needed, and is the exact reason why I had to include it as part of the three.

Then, we go into integrity which further pushes the idea that we are responsible to not only ourselves, but to the greater good and a value of the need to do such.

Then, empathy helps us recognize the two above and prevent your 'nightmare' scenario.

All of the above would prevent the inability to focus.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Who will set the definition and more importantly who will oversee it. That in and of itself leads to the primary paradoxes/inequalities.

Once placed as overseers, what force stops hegemony from incorporating biased rule sets?

Will traits like territoriality, sex drive and overt aggression be bred out?

Will it require a boot to the throat which is slowly released as the fighting fire is extinguished?


I say we focus on the superconductor and let the wind blow us where it may.

Some personality types need constant parenting.

Some need large spaces.

Some only experience joy through pain.

I think we have moved through the apex of functional systems as it is.

All signs point to honing to reestablish balance.

Unless of course we will submit to the boot.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Dion, that is why I said it was a dream and made sure people understood that.

I totally understand your rebuke. To even attempt to answer your questions is futile in the state of our present condition.

Hence the reason for inclusion of my second post about the rant. You are saying that power corrupts in your first paragraph leading into the second. Understood. Very well understood in this day and age. Humility and humbleness must be present, continually, or it does turn into that flaw of the human condition. Perhaps seeing beyond the veil would rectify that issue. Perhaps a global usage of free energy would rectify that as well. Not as total solutions, but as major contributors.

If everything were transparent, than overseers would be rendered useless in the 'perfect' rendition of such a tri-ideology based system of global coherence.

With empathy aggression will be diminished to a great extent. Sex drive will be enhanced. If all borders vanished, territorial aggressions would be insubstantial. Do we own our own property now? No, the government still owns them via taxes. My family went through that possibility with Maine coastal tax hikes, and others with Immanent Domain laws.

Boot to the throat is oppression. That would not exist if the three principles were universal traits. Impossible now? Of course. Free energy would dissolve the majority of oppression.

At the base foundation of the entirety of the human condition, what is the cost of living on planet Earth?

ENERGY. Nothing more, nothing less. The foundation of IT ALL revolves around the cost of energy.

Balance is the perfected state, and is not possible in physical manifestation. BUT, the closer to the balanced state, the less the extremities of suffering and the more the enjoyment of natural sentient life. I say all of this using the Russelian Model of Fulcrum:
Thread: The Foundation of the Spiritual Universe is Stillness ~ The Foundation of the Physical Universe is Motion
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Maybe after the baby boomers die.
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


We are certainly on a more open minded path, but even our parents had their free spirited days and contributions or ideas for a better world no doubt. One must think big picture here not just the boomers in their old age.

Generalizations have some merit but putting this all on the boomers is like the fruit calling the tree rotten. Counter productive at best. Pointing fingers is for politicians.

The real trick to changing the world is pacifying our fear and anger towards ourselves and others. It's only logical.

I am only half vulcan, though. I still have my emotional bondage. To say we must lose this part of ourselves is asking a lot of a human being. Our impulses and desires must be balanced but not discarded. It's ignorant to believe we are all equally intelligent or provided for as well. You can only lead a horse to water...but it must be thirsty too. Some if not many are content in ignorant bliss.

I imagine in the perfect world our needs would more easily be fulfilled. The fact we can and do not feed those born in poverty is the first step towards 'Utopia.'
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If the baby boomers had a fault, it was in naively trusting the authorities their parents had trusted and gone to war for.

Life and society was very different then. People in authority were far more likely to behave with integrity -not least because they were most often part of the community they served. Contact with authorities was personal and local - not with some vast robotic computer data centre.

My own mother was a civil servant most of her life - what are called 'government workers' now. *Notice the change in emphasis??* She was so proud to be a public servant. She and her colleagues bent over backwards and inside out to make sure they dealt with the public fairly and squarely.

They had firm principles, morals and scruples - none of this 'moral relativism'. Today's world probably finds it hard to understand the stability and trust and naivete that these characteristics created.

The BBs trusted - and cared passionately, and had plenty of utopian dreams...e.g. you think that recycling was invented in the 80s or 90s? Ha! Everything was recycled and reused/repaired when I was growing up - everyone recycled all the things we do today. The difference was that it was genuinely to save waste and use all the resources we had - not because some global business can make millions from it.

There was no built-in obsolescence. No flash-in-the-pan designer anything. No multi-million dollar globally recognisable brand names - literally, the only consumer brands I knew growing up were Hoover and CocaCola and a few names of small, local grocery product manufacturers. There were no vast global corps to speak of.

Just as most people didn't see the immense scale and scope of the NSA's monitoring until it was all in place - a fait accompli and secret coup - so the BBs were hoodwinked by the rogue element secret coups of the most greedy and predatory elements that inveigled governments into handing over their (OUR!) power, bit by bit.

...Whilst their equally innocent children were lured into glitzy designer trainers and jeans and propagandized to play computer games and train for glossy jobs in global companies...None of us were privy to the machinations of the energy and banking industries deep behind the scenes...

Does this give any flavour of how and why BBs were quite suddenly overwhelmed by the machinations of a very few rogue elements which hijacked a more sane, more principled world? It wasn't a perfect world, but at least most people were on the right track.

Please, let's not blame the Baby Boomers. They were just like us with all the same hopes and dreams and equally 'mushroomed': kept in the dark and fed manure.
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Thank you for this inspiring post. Don't feel bad about the other rant; it's a side-effect of your awareness. I find myself with the same struggle to balance the thirst for knowledge with the emotional response to what I see. First disbelief, then incredulity, then anger, frustration, fear, hopelessness, what-do-I-do, why can't others see this, etc.

Like the "I'm tired rant" in another thread, others are feeling this way too. The comments after articles on virtually any site are something like I've never seen before. This awakening is painful, but it represents the growing pains of our collective consciousness expanding. It is happening, not as fast as we want, but it is happening. Just look back to a few years ago of what the cyber-zeitgeist was then and see how far we've come.

The painful emotions of this knowledge tend to lead one to quest for even more information, to find the "truth", to define what is "right" when so much is obviously so wrong. That can lead to a vicious circle of emotional negativity. It is very difficult to keep up the positive in light of this info, when you're so damn mad and all you want is to find something that makes you say "That's it! That's the answer!"

The actual answer is not to be found anywhere else but within. That makes it really hard to share with others. "I can only show you the door."

My response is to retool my life to need the fewest amount of slave-dollars to exist as possible. Convert to a non-monetary (or at least minimized) existence. If I can't fight the beast then maybe I can make it irrelevant. I have acquired livestock, milk goats twice a day, raise chickens and created a personal aquaponics system to have real food. Can't survive without food, can't escape the "the" without food (Good Food).

A dash of hope is that in these realms, there is a true Agricultural Renaissance going on, right now, and it ain't from a multinational corporatocracy; it's from people acting individually and sharing information in a manner that was not possible before. Small acts can make big changes. It is absolutely necessary for our continued existence. Combine solar-powered LED lights, some fish and a grow bed and you have a free-energy machine that makes food. My grocery store bill is smaller than ever, I have better food than can be found in any store, and I am healthier than I have ever been in my life. I can't do it all yet, but I partner with neighbors who do complementary things and we all benefit. Harnessing Nature is the key to escaping this matrix that has entrapped our collective minds.

Thank you for your thoughts and for entertaining mine. I do appreciate your writings.

flowerflowerflowerflower
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good post 048...i would change the last sentence though to something like..."Living in harmony with Nature is the key to escaping the matrix that has entrapped our collective minds."
....harness is such a matrix kinda meme.hf

Great thread SS....you are gifted with the ability to distill universal truth from the sea of fractal reality.....you stand at the gate to the next world......love and respect to you brother! hf
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Maybe after the baby boomers die.
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We are certainly on a more open minded path, but even our parents had their free spirited days and contributions or ideas for a better world no doubt. One must think big picture here not just the boomers in their old age.

Generalizations have some merit but putting this all on the boomers is like the fruit calling the tree rotten. Counter productive at best. Pointing fingers is for politicians.

The real trick to changing the world is pacifying our fear and anger towards ourselves and others. It's only logical.

I am only half vulcan, though. I still have my emotional bondage. To say we must lose this part of ourselves is asking a lot of a human being. Our impulses and desires must be balanced but not discarded. It's ignorant to believe we are all equally intelligent or provided for as well. You can only lead a horse to water...but it must be thirsty too. Some if not many are content in ignorant bliss.

I imagine in the perfect world our needs would more easily be fulfilled. The fact we can and do not feed those born in poverty is the first step towards 'Utopia.'
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If the baby boomers had a fault, it was in naively trusting the authorities their parents had trusted and gone to war for.

Life and society was very different then. People in authority were far more likely to behave with integrity -not least because they were most often part of the community they served. Contact with authorities was personal and local - not with some vast robotic computer data centre.

My own mother was a civil servant most of her life - what are called 'government workers' now. *Notice the change in emphasis??* She was so proud to be a public servant. She and her colleagues bent over backwards and inside out to make sure they dealt with the public fairly and squarely.

They had firm principles, morals and scruples - none of this 'moral relativism'. Today's world probably finds it hard to understand the stability and trust and naivete that these characteristics created.

The BBs trusted - and cared passionately, and had plenty of utopian dreams...e.g. you think that recycling was invented in the 80s or 90s? Ha! Everything was recycled and reused/repaired when I was growing up - everyone recycled all the things we do today. The difference was that it was genuinely to save waste and use all the resources we had - not because some global business can make millions from it.

There was no built-in obsolescence. No flash-in-the-pan designer anything. No multi-million dollar globally recognisable brand names - literally, the only consumer brands I knew growing up were Hoover and CocaCola and a few names of small, local grocery product manufacturers. There were no vast global corps to speak of.

Just as most people didn't see the immense scale and scope of the NSA's monitoring until it was all in place - a fait accompli and secret coup - so the BBs were hoodwinked by the rogue element secret coups of the most greedy and predatory elements that inveigled governments into handing over their (OUR!) power, bit by bit.

...Whilst their equally innocent children were lured into glitzy designer trainers and jeans and propagandized to play computer games and train for glossy jobs in global companies...None of us were privy to the machinations of the energy and banking industries deep behind the scenes...

Does this give any flavour of how and why BBs were quite suddenly overwhelmed by the machinations of a very few rogue elements which hijacked a more sane, more principled world? It wasn't a perfect world, but at least most people were on the right track.

Please, let's not blame the Baby Boomers. They were just like us with all the same hopes and dreams and equally 'mushroomed': kept in the dark and fed manure.
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Thank you for your appreciation to the unspoken truth.

You know, here in Australia, when the (respectable) politicians of the day realized that the onset of the baby boom would have massive impacts and place severe demands on the future resources of (now) they actually had the forsight to create what was known here in Australia as the Australian Future Fund, or something like it,

It was a tax, but only a tiny one but never the less anyone with really old tax records going back to the very late 1950's and very early 1960's will see those contributions in their annual returns.

Well as usual, and happening right now with the immense superannuation funds that have accumulated.

The politicians that began to emerge that were less focussed on the futures of their constituents and more focussed on the success of their limited tenure, saw the pot of gold, by then amounts in the trillions of pounds, ( one pound very roughly + to two dollars AU), probably equivalent to millions of trillions of todays dollars.

And they couldnt help themselves, so with the typical spin of the day they insisted on nationalizing our banks and the bank that was holding our future funds, the ones we were supposed to retire with a full wage on, thus stimulating todays economy, as absorbed into this new Commonwealth Bank.

From there the money was simply siphoned off into general revenue and the politicians feasted on our futures, not only, but they learnt to develop insatiable appetites for never ending reasons to take more and more from their constituents.

Readers should also be made aware that Australia only signed up to have a currency that performed in the global economy in the last thirty years.

Before that we had an economy where our dollar (pound) if compared with where we are today in relative times was probably worth about roughly $30.00 US today, our economy was so good.

But smoke and mirrors and censoring of valuable information combined with the fact that the great majority of Baby Boomers werent all that well educated, very few with university educations, so we all worked bloody hard and were distracted by the need to feed, clothe, better educate our brats, and keep a dry roof over our families heads.

We just accepted in good faith the treasonous lies and deceit that we were subjected to and the politicians of the day just didnt care.

They promised the earth then just dissapeared leaving the next lot to mop up the last lots shit, trouble was they didnt want, they wanted to party too, so more and more taxes and the nieve just either didnt have the sophisticated education, the communication or the time to know better, we placed our faith in those who made the promises, those we trusted and relied on to be statesmen and true leaders.

We were deceived back then and we continue to be today.

Its time that politicians are forced to be evaluated on their individual performances at least once in every 3 month period, just like they have made it necessary for the ordinary worker.

Saying that elections are their work performance evaluations is the biggest load of absolute bullshit that could ever leave a rational persons mouth these days and its time we all demanded standards that reflect the same standards , checks and balances that are imposed on ordinary working folk, and a more equal system is put into rule.

So, I say to all politicians everywhere, go suck eggs, have a look at the pols and where your "profession" sits in relation to other professions, its always in the last couple of the top ten.

It should be on top.

The world takes its lead from the example that you all set.

You set the standards, make sure that there arent any double standards.

What an absolute journey into fantasy land, I must have lost contact with reality.

Better lock me up!!
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Thank you for this inspiring post. Don't feel bad about the other rant; it's a side-effect of your awareness. I find myself with the same struggle to balance the thirst for knowledge with the emotional response to what I see. First disbelief, then incredulity, then anger, frustration, fear, hopelessness, what-do-I-do, why can't others see this, etc.

Like the "I'm tired rant" in another thread, others are feeling this way too. The comments after articles on virtually any site are something like I've never seen before. This awakening is painful, but it represents the growing pains of our collective consciousness expanding. It is happening, not as fast as we want, but it is happening. Just look back to a few years ago of what the cyber-zeitgeist was then and see how far we've come.

The painful emotions of this knowledge tend to lead one to quest for even more information, to find the "truth", to define what is "right" when so much is obviously so wrong. That can lead to a vicious circle of emotional negativity. It is very difficult to keep up the positive in light of this info, when you're so damn mad and all you want is to find something that makes you say "That's it! That's the answer!"

The actual answer is not to be found anywhere else but within. That makes it really hard to share with others. "I can only show you the door."

My response is to retool my life to need the fewest amount of slave-dollars to exist as possible. Convert to a non-monetary (or at least minimized) existence. If I can't fight the beast then maybe I can make it irrelevant. I have acquired livestock, milk goats twice a day, raise chickens and created a personal aquaponics system to have real food. Can't survive without food, can't escape the "the" without food (Good Food).

A dash of hope is that in these realms, there is a true Agricultural Renaissance going on, right now, and it ain't from a multinational corporatocracy; it's from people acting individually and sharing information in a manner that was not possible before. Small acts can make big changes. It is absolutely necessary for our continued existence. Combine solar-powered LED lights, some fish and a grow bed and you have a free-energy machine that makes food. My grocery store bill is smaller than ever, I have better food than can be found in any store, and I am healthier than I have ever been in my life. I can't do it all yet, but I partner with neighbors who do complementary things and we all benefit. Harnessing Nature is the key to escaping this matrix that has entrapped our collective minds.

Thank you for your thoughts and for entertaining mine. I do appreciate your writings.

flowerflowerflowerflower
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good post 048...i would change the last sentence though to something like..."Living in harmony with Nature is the key to escaping the matrix that has entrapped our collective minds."
....harness is such a matrix kinda meme.hf

Great thread SS....you are gifted with the ability to distill universal truth from the sea of fractal reality.....you stand at the gate to the next world......love and respect to you brother! hf
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Thanks for reading it! I totally agree with your edit.

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Everyone would be paranoid that some individual, faction or section within society wasn't pulling their weight, by their definition and of course some work would be deemed more worklike than other.

Likely why an island of intellectual elites would rapidly become a dystopian nightmare.

the inability to focus and let everything else slide.
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That is exactly why true transparency would be needed, and is the exact reason why I had to include it as part of the three.

Then, we go into integrity which further pushes the idea that we are responsible to not only ourselves, but to the greater good and a value of the need to do such.

Then, empathy helps us recognize the two above and prevent your 'nightmare' scenario.

All of the above would prevent the inability to focus.
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Who will set the definition and more importantly who will oversee it. That in and of itself leads to the primary paradoxes/inequalities.

Once placed as overseers, what force stops hegemony from incorporating biased rule sets?

Will traits like territoriality, sex drive and overt aggression be bred out?

Will it require a boot to the throat which is slowly released as the fighting fire is extinguished?


I say we focus on the superconductor and let the wind blow us where it may.

Some personality types need constant parenting.

Some need large spaces.

Some only experience joy through pain.

I think we have moved through the apex of functional systems as it is.

All signs point to honing to reestablish balance.

Unless of course we will submit to the boot.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Dion, that is why I said it was a dream and made sure people understood that.

I totally understand your rebuke. To even attempt to answer your questions is futile in the state of our present condition.

Hence the reason for inclusion of my second post about the rant. You are saying that power corrupts in your first paragraph leading into the second. Understood. Very well understood in this day and age. Humility and humbleness must be present, continually, or it does turn into that flaw of the human condition. Perhaps seeing beyond the veil would rectify that issue. Perhaps a global usage of free energy would rectify that as well. Not as total solutions, but as major contributors.

If everything were transparent, than overseers would be rendered useless in the 'perfect' rendition of such a tri-ideology based system of global coherence.

With empathy aggression will be diminished to a great extent. Sex drive will be enhanced. If all borders vanished, territorial aggressions would be insubstantial. Do we own our own property now? No, the government still owns them via taxes. My family went through that possibility with Maine coastal tax hikes, and others with Immanent Domain laws.

Boot to the throat is oppression. That would not exist if the three principles were universal traits. Impossible now? Of course. Free energy would dissolve the majority of oppression.

At the base foundation of the entirety of the human condition, what is the cost of living on planet Earth?

ENERGY. Nothing more, nothing less. The foundation of IT ALL revolves around the cost of energy.

Balance is the perfected state, and is not possible in physical manifestation. BUT, the closer to the balanced state, the less the extremities of suffering and the more the enjoyment of natural sentient life. I say all of this using the Russelian Model of Fulcrum:
Thread: The Foundation of the Spiritual Universe is Stillness ~ The Foundation of the Physical Universe is Motion
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I understand it very well. However, Most are misled by the illusions of either staunch communist collectivism or some luddite fascination with Walden pond.

The answer is embracing ones own empowerment, not castigating it for temporary gain. If we do not think and vote on reaction and act accordingly we get placation with no sustainable creation.

We needn't give up know how, but perhaps rampant consumerism.

We needn't throw out the free market for redistribution of wealth.

We needn't throw out our current political paradigms and dismantle them towards some disenfranchised utopian Ideal.

We must know our choices and engage them.

[link to wearechange.org]
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That is exactly why true transparency would be needed, and is the exact reason why I had to include it as part of the three.

Then, we go into integrity which further pushes the idea that we are responsible to not only ourselves, but to the greater good and a value of the need to do such.

Then, empathy helps us recognize the two above and prevent your 'nightmare' scenario.

All of the above would prevent the inability to focus.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Who will set the definition and more importantly who will oversee it. That in and of itself leads to the primary paradoxes/inequalities.

Once placed as overseers, what force stops hegemony from incorporating biased rule sets?

Will traits like territoriality, sex drive and overt aggression be bred out?

Will it require a boot to the throat which is slowly released as the fighting fire is extinguished?


I say we focus on the superconductor and let the wind blow us where it may.

Some personality types need constant parenting.

Some need large spaces.

Some only experience joy through pain.

I think we have moved through the apex of functional systems as it is.

All signs point to honing to reestablish balance.

Unless of course we will submit to the boot.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Dion, that is why I said it was a dream and made sure people understood that.

I totally understand your rebuke. To even attempt to answer your questions is futile in the state of our present condition.

Hence the reason for inclusion of my second post about the rant. You are saying that power corrupts in your first paragraph leading into the second. Understood. Very well understood in this day and age. Humility and humbleness must be present, continually, or it does turn into that flaw of the human condition. Perhaps seeing beyond the veil would rectify that issue. Perhaps a global usage of free energy would rectify that as well. Not as total solutions, but as major contributors.

If everything were transparent, than overseers would be rendered useless in the 'perfect' rendition of such a tri-ideology based system of global coherence.

With empathy aggression will be diminished to a great extent. Sex drive will be enhanced. If all borders vanished, territorial aggressions would be insubstantial. Do we own our own property now? No, the government still owns them via taxes. My family went through that possibility with Maine coastal tax hikes, and others with Immanent Domain laws.

Boot to the throat is oppression. That would not exist if the three principles were universal traits. Impossible now? Of course. Free energy would dissolve the majority of oppression.

At the base foundation of the entirety of the human condition, what is the cost of living on planet Earth?

ENERGY. Nothing more, nothing less. The foundation of IT ALL revolves around the cost of energy.

Balance is the perfected state, and is not possible in physical manifestation. BUT, the closer to the balanced state, the less the extremities of suffering and the more the enjoyment of natural sentient life. I say all of this using the Russelian Model of Fulcrum:
Thread: The Foundation of the Spiritual Universe is Stillness ~ The Foundation of the Physical Universe is Motion
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I understand it very well. However, Most are misled by the illusions of either staunch communist collectivism or some luddite fascination with Walden pond.

The answer is embracing ones own empowerment, not castigating it for temporary gain. If we do not think and vote on reaction and act accordingly we get placation with no sustainable creation.

We needn't give up know how, but perhaps rampant consumerism.

We needn't throw out the free market for redistribution of wealth.

We needn't throw out our current political paradigms and dismantle them towards some disenfranchised utopian Ideal.

We must know our choices and engage them.


[link to wearechange.org]
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


I know you understand it very well. More so than I. I totally agree with the bold above. I'm on the same wave as you, especially the point about embracing one's own empowerment. Very much agree with the We needn'ts.
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Who will set the definition and more importantly who will oversee it. That in and of itself leads to the primary paradoxes/inequalities.

Once placed as overseers, what force stops hegemony from incorporating biased rule sets?

Will traits like territoriality, sex drive and overt aggression be bred out?

Will it require a boot to the throat which is slowly released as the fighting fire is extinguished?


I say we focus on the superconductor and let the wind blow us where it may.

Some personality types need constant parenting.

Some need large spaces.

Some only experience joy through pain.

I think we have moved through the apex of functional systems as it is.

All signs point to honing to reestablish balance.

Unless of course we will submit to the boot.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Dion, that is why I said it was a dream and made sure people understood that.

I totally understand your rebuke. To even attempt to answer your questions is futile in the state of our present condition.

Hence the reason for inclusion of my second post about the rant. You are saying that power corrupts in your first paragraph leading into the second. Understood. Very well understood in this day and age. Humility and humbleness must be present, continually, or it does turn into that flaw of the human condition. Perhaps seeing beyond the veil would rectify that issue. Perhaps a global usage of free energy would rectify that as well. Not as total solutions, but as major contributors.

If everything were transparent, than overseers would be rendered useless in the 'perfect' rendition of such a tri-ideology based system of global coherence.

With empathy aggression will be diminished to a great extent. Sex drive will be enhanced. If all borders vanished, territorial aggressions would be insubstantial. Do we own our own property now? No, the government still owns them via taxes. My family went through that possibility with Maine coastal tax hikes, and others with Immanent Domain laws.

Boot to the throat is oppression. That would not exist if the three principles were universal traits. Impossible now? Of course. Free energy would dissolve the majority of oppression.

At the base foundation of the entirety of the human condition, what is the cost of living on planet Earth?

ENERGY. Nothing more, nothing less. The foundation of IT ALL revolves around the cost of energy.

Balance is the perfected state, and is not possible in physical manifestation. BUT, the closer to the balanced state, the less the extremities of suffering and the more the enjoyment of natural sentient life. I say all of this using the Russelian Model of Fulcrum:
Thread: The Foundation of the Spiritual Universe is Stillness ~ The Foundation of the Physical Universe is Motion
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I understand it very well. However, Most are misled by the illusions of either staunch communist collectivism or some luddite fascination with Walden pond.

The answer is embracing ones own empowerment, not castigating it for temporary gain. If we do not think and vote on reaction and act accordingly we get placation with no sustainable creation.

We needn't give up know how, but perhaps rampant consumerism.

We needn't throw out the free market for redistribution of wealth.

We needn't throw out our current political paradigms and dismantle them towards some disenfranchised utopian Ideal.

We must know our choices and engage them.


[link to wearechange.org]
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


I know you understand it very well. More so than I. I totally agree with the bold above. I'm on the same wave as you, especially the point about embracing one's own empowerment. Very much agree with the We needn'ts.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I always figure that one can tinker for oneself and see what they truly need. We all become surprised how much we can do without and further still how much we get in return with less to distract us.

Cheers
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Dion, that is why I said it was a dream and made sure people understood that.

I totally understand your rebuke. To even attempt to answer your questions is futile in the state of our present condition.

Hence the reason for inclusion of my second post about the rant. You are saying that power corrupts in your first paragraph leading into the second. Understood. Very well understood in this day and age. Humility and humbleness must be present, continually, or it does turn into that flaw of the human condition. Perhaps seeing beyond the veil would rectify that issue. Perhaps a global usage of free energy would rectify that as well. Not as total solutions, but as major contributors.

If everything were transparent, than overseers would be rendered useless in the 'perfect' rendition of such a tri-ideology based system of global coherence.

With empathy aggression will be diminished to a great extent. Sex drive will be enhanced. If all borders vanished, territorial aggressions would be insubstantial. Do we own our own property now? No, the government still owns them via taxes. My family went through that possibility with Maine coastal tax hikes, and others with Immanent Domain laws.

Boot to the throat is oppression. That would not exist if the three principles were universal traits. Impossible now? Of course. Free energy would dissolve the majority of oppression.

At the base foundation of the entirety of the human condition, what is the cost of living on planet Earth?

ENERGY. Nothing more, nothing less. The foundation of IT ALL revolves around the cost of energy.

Balance is the perfected state, and is not possible in physical manifestation. BUT, the closer to the balanced state, the less the extremities of suffering and the more the enjoyment of natural sentient life. I say all of this using the Russelian Model of Fulcrum:
Thread: The Foundation of the Spiritual Universe is Stillness ~ The Foundation of the Physical Universe is Motion
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I understand it very well. However, Most are misled by the illusions of either staunch communist collectivism or some luddite fascination with Walden pond.

The answer is embracing ones own empowerment, not castigating it for temporary gain. If we do not think and vote on reaction and act accordingly we get placation with no sustainable creation.

We needn't give up know how, but perhaps rampant consumerism.

We needn't throw out the free market for redistribution of wealth.

We needn't throw out our current political paradigms and dismantle them towards some disenfranchised utopian Ideal.

We must know our choices and engage them.


[link to wearechange.org]
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


I know you understand it very well. More so than I. I totally agree with the bold above. I'm on the same wave as you, especially the point about embracing one's own empowerment. Very much agree with the We needn'ts.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I always figure that one can tinker for oneself and see what they truly need. We all become surprised how much we can do without and further still how much we get in return with less to distract us.

Cheers
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Self responsibility.

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I understand it very well. However, Most are misled by the illusions of either staunch communist collectivism or some luddite fascination with Walden pond.

The answer is embracing ones own empowerment, not castigating it for temporary gain. If we do not think and vote on reaction and act accordingly we get placation with no sustainable creation.

We needn't give up know how, but perhaps rampant consumerism.

We needn't throw out the free market for redistribution of wealth.

We needn't throw out our current political paradigms and dismantle them towards some disenfranchised utopian Ideal.

We must know our choices and engage them.


[link to wearechange.org]
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


I know you understand it very well. More so than I. I totally agree with the bold above. I'm on the same wave as you, especially the point about embracing one's own empowerment. Very much agree with the We needn'ts.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I always figure that one can tinker for oneself and see what they truly need. We all become surprised how much we can do without and further still how much we get in return with less to distract us.

Cheers
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Self responsibility.

thumbs
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Stripping oneself of external need leaves one to foster more self control and find ones own motivations.

Oftentimes the big pictures strip us of where we truly are.
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I know you understand it very well. More so than I. I totally agree with the bold above. I'm on the same wave as you, especially the point about embracing one's own empowerment. Very much agree with the We needn'ts.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I always figure that one can tinker for oneself and see what they truly need. We all become surprised how much we can do without and further still how much we get in return with less to distract us.

Cheers
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Self responsibility.

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Stripping oneself of external need leaves one to foster more self control and find ones own motivations.

Oftentimes the big pictures strip us of where we truly are.
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I've spent many, many years stripped to the bone. Many, many, many times I've slept on a friend's couch, or even in my car. Or, the warehouse where the band used to practice.
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I always figure that one can tinker for oneself and see what they truly need. We all become surprised how much we can do without and further still how much we get in return with less to distract us.

Cheers
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Self responsibility.

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Stripping oneself of external need leaves one to foster more self control and find ones own motivations.

Oftentimes the big pictures strip us of where we truly are.
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I've spent many, many years stripped to the bone. Many, many, many times I've slept on a friend's couch, or even in my car. Or, the warehouse where the band used to practice.
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And how did it work for you? Why did you give it up? What of it do you miss or wish never to repeat?

Those are really the only relevant lessons.
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Self responsibility.

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Stripping oneself of external need leaves one to foster more self control and find ones own motivations.

Oftentimes the big pictures strip us of where we truly are.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


I've spent many, many years stripped to the bone. Many, many, many times I've slept on a friend's couch, or even in my car. Or, the warehouse where the band used to practice.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


And how did it work for you? Why did you give it up? What of it do you miss or wish never to repeat?

Those are really the only relevant lessons.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Miss some of it. I stopped because I needed to get grounded. After I stopped, went through some real shitty times. I guess acclimating to 'settling'. Then, I met my wife, and here I am.

What do I miss? The adventure. Every single week I was doing something different.

Of course, there are many things I learned as lessons. Don't wish to go into it now. Getting off work in 2.5 minutes.
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Two words brother,

Be Divine

And there is simply no getting around that issue.

Try as ya might.

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Take hope my friend, Google search produces 1,100,000,000
results for the term "the nobody". Yup! That is 1 billion, 100 million.

Talk about going viral, about 2 years ago it was less then 100 thousand.

chuckle

As I said on your other thread, to change the world, you need only change your mind. Whatever holds your focus, has you in its grasp.

Dreams are no exception

Remember

all that I see, I give it meaning to me.
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Be the change The Divine wants in the world and all the other stuff doesn't matter.

Love ya!
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I know you understand it very well. More so than I. I totally agree with the bold above. I'm on the same wave as you, especially the point about embracing one's own empowerment. Very much agree with the We needn'ts.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


I always figure that one can tinker for oneself and see what they truly need. We all become surprised how much we can do without and further still how much we get in return with less to distract us.

Cheers
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Self responsibility.

thumbs
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Stripping oneself of external need leaves one to foster more self control and find ones own motivations.

Oftentimes the big pictures strip us of where we truly are.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fractaliscious


Especially when we become the only big picture.

Sometimes its just a good to drive down to the local car wash and leave a stack of quarters on the coin operated vaccum with a little note that says, "I got this one friend, simply because you exist." And then drive off and never look back.

Have a great night Dion.

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