w i s d o m
. . . . . to better understand . . . . .
. . . . . all concepts . . . . .
. . . . . unreal . . . . .
. . . . . and/or not. . . . .
To be without wisdom or reason
is both unwise and unreasonable
answers are everywhere
Truth creates justice
The more truth you find
the more truth you will find
So, what if consciousness
is just a manifestation
of the physical form
and when that's gone
we dissolve into nothing ?
Anything divided by nothing
equals something times infinity
You may ask, "what does this have to do with anything?"
The truth is, it has to do with everything ~ that's the thing
worthy of worship
would not require it...
or encourage such things.
Get up off your knees
and believe in yourself.
Go beyond the mythology.
Religion is philosophy
for people who are afraid of death.
The end of the world
is just a scary bedtime story
... a highly effective one, though.
The true nature of the universe
has precious little to do with
man's varying perception of it.
Why stick to the mainstream,
when clearly the mainstream is in error
~ dumbfounded, clueless, ignorant, arrogant ~
and fairly closed-minded about pretty much everything?
Why is it:
you get to know everything about me,
before I get to know anything about you?
Why is it:
I'm the only one who is not allowed to interrupt,
but also the only one who never gets to finish a thought?
Why is it:
I hafta tell you every detail
about every feeling I don't even know I have
~ but me just askin what's goin on, is way outta line?
Why is it:
the punishment for
thinking you bossy
is being dismissed?
Why is it:
I don't get to know why yer mad at me
~ yet, wanting to know, pisses you off even more?
Why is it:
I don't seem to be worthy of an explanation
~ yet, my confusion seems to piss you off the most?
Why is it:
if I piss you off so much,
you still refuse to go away?
If I'm not worth a shit
why is it you're still giving me shit?
I'm the kind of person
that needs to be explained.
I don't have an ego problem !
I've stopped taking for granted
that people know what they're talking about
just because they seem to think they do .....
and you would be wise to follow my lead.
If you could possibly understand what I'm talking about,
we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
The first thing I'm gonna do, when I get around to it,
is put off everything else, n then start over ;o)
If proof that you love me
doesn't really require much more
than being nice to me, for the moment
~ then I must be a very cheap person
and therefore, unworthy of love.
If you try to tickle someone
and they punch you real hard in the face
it's prolly a sign they don't like you very much.
You can always tell how much an asshole someone is
by how pissed off they get at you for callin em an asshole.
It is usually the sign of an advanced civilization and culture
when its citizens are genuinely friendly to foreigners,
tourists and other assorted visitors to their realm.
If someone who you consider to be a friend is real nice to you all the time,
but is always telling you there's something wrong with you, when there's not;
and seems to get a kick out of watching you spin your wheels, tires and eyeballs:
that person is textbook 101 passive aggressive ~ and will soon tire of your backbone.
Shit's fucked up.
Liberals and conservatives are inversely materialistic.
Only those in marketing tend to benefit from this.
Down yer nose, up yer ass, dental inspections
~ you expect masters to look at slaves like that ~
but when slaves start to look at each other like that,
you know there's some wicked mind control involved.
Perception is a state of mind.
If it wasn't for women, humans would never hug
~ nor would there be any such thing as foreplay.
Infinity will likely be underestimated.
Character Acting takes a toll on your career.
Method Acting takes a toll on your sanity.
Learn new tricks.
Evolve into a sentient being.
Avoid those who are easily insulted
and/or quick to misunderstand.
The standards and practices of abusive people
should not be adhered to or modeled after
~ nor likely mocked in their presence ~
in other words, don't be like them
(or reveal apparent realization).
Laugh at something besides someone else's misfortune
and complain about something real
~ like actual misfortune ~
even your own.
Just because it's the end of the world,
doesn't mean you get to mess with my head
Just because you think you're a superior life form,
doesn't mean I have to lose my sense of humor about it
Just because you don't care about something
doesn't mean you get to say it is worthless
and prevent others from benefiting from it.
Just because the world allows them respect,
doesn't mean they have any integrity
Just because the pie isn't all shit,
doesn't mean it's edible
If you take yourself too seriously
people will surely make fun of you
and you will probably be depressed.
If you take yourself less seriously ~
yes, people will still make fun of you
~ but you will have more material.
Usually, by the time you're old enough,
or even smart enough, to ask the question,
"Does everything hafta be such a big deal?"
~ usually, and quite sadly, the answer is "Yes."
Any decision made under duress, through ignorance,
(or beside yourself with indecision) is no decision at all
and one should not be held accountable for the outcome.
No matter how brilliant or intuitive ye may happen to think ye are,
there will always be those, even not as smart or insightful as you,
who can see things, even about yourself, that you cannot.
The further evolution of this silly little species
requires that the good must be better than the bad.
Moments of clarity are fleeting my nature
because moments are momentary, by definition
~ but clarity, however, is probably infinite n eternal
Good taste, self respect and harmless
silly dizziness make life worth living
~ and friends worth keeping.
It's not the destination.
It's not even the journey.
It's the scenery along the way.
Good literature requires no excuse
just as wisdom requires no explanation
~ the truth of a thing is its own intrinsic proof.
See, he's the kinda person
who's kinda afraid that other people
might know what's goin on inside his head
~ n he'd be kinda pissed off to know we think that.
See, she's the kind of older woman
who was obviously going through PMS
on the day when she first hit menopause
and so now she's kinda stuck there forever.
Whenever people say things to me,
like ..... "you're too sensitive,"
I want to hit them very hard
..... in the face .....
with a tire iron .....
until they bleed to death.
The moral to
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
comes in the form of question and answer.....
The question is: Why is it only telephone sanitizers get to be in charge ?
And the answer is: because they came up with the whole concept
..... being in charge - as a concept.
In America, there are three sayings.
I don't remember what any of them are,
because I don't get out much - but that's OK
cuz they change on a seemingly random schedule.
The first one is put out by the Military / Industrial complex
the second, by the Media / Government propaganda machine
and the third is by the Medical / Pharmaceutical / Insurance conglomerate
- all operating out of a seemingly insignificant, unassuming law firm: Carrot and Stick
"Level with god
and you're in tune
with the Universe."
~ Steven Tyler, Aerosmith
"And in the end,
the love you take
is equal to the love you make."
~ Sir Paul McCartney, The Beatles
"We are living on a dying planet
...and anyone who tries to deny it
wears a tie and gets paid to lie."
~ Joe Walsh
"And if you feel that you can't go on
in the light you will find the road"
~ Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin
"Don't compromise yourself,
it's all you've got."
~ Janis Joplin
"There must be more good than bad,
or we'd already be gone."
~ Ben Harper
"Hollywood is a town where they pay you
1000 bux for a kiss and 50 cents for yer soul"
~ Marilyn Monroe
"There go my people.
I must find out
where they're going,
so I can lead them."
~ famous French radical
"It is impossible to prevent others from feeling hostile,
but it is possible to avoid any reciprocal hostility on ones own part,
by imaginative understanding and the sympathy which grows out of it"
~ Bertrand Russell
"A free community requires not only legal freedom, but a tolerant public opinion,
an absence of that instinctive inquisition into our neighbors affairs which,
under the guise of upholding a high moral standard, enables good people
to indulge unconsciously a disposition to cruelty and persecution."
~ Bertrand Russell
The more intensely a nation believes in its patriotism,
the more fanatically indifferent it will become
to the damage suffered by other nations"
~ Bertrand Russell
"I know nothing
except the fact
of my ignorance."
"It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"Strange times are these in which we live,
when old and young are taught in falsehood schools,
and the one man that dares to tell the truth
is called at once a lunatic and fool."
Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”
~ Jesus Christ
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it,
no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own
reason and your own common sense."
"Logic is the art
of making Truth prevail"
~ La Bruyere
"Alike to the nation and the individual,
the most indispensable requisite is character."
~ Theodore Roosevelt
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius ~ and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
~ Albert Einstein
"Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
~Arthur C Clarke
"If all our common-sense notions about the Universe
were correct, then Science would have solved the
secrets of the Universe thousands of years ago."
~ Michio Kaku
"To be surprised, to wonder,
is to begin to understand"
~ Jose Ortega y Gasset
"Dance as if no one were watching,
sing as if no one were listening
and live every day as if it were your last."
~ Lou Eakins
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain
"You can discover more about a person
in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
"And those men who are inventors
and interpreters between Nature and man,
as compared with boasters and declaimers of the works of others,
must be regarded and not otherwise esteemed
than as the object in front of a mirror,
when compared with its image seen in the mirror.
For the first is something in itself, and the other nothingness --
Folks little indebted to Nature,
since it is only by chance that they wear the human form
and without it I might class them with the herd of beasts."
~ Leonardo da Vinci
It is hard to be bored
without being boring.
~ Northern Exposure
You should never never doubt
what nobody is sure about"
~ Willy Wonka
The economics of the future are somewhat different.
Acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives."
~ Jean Luc Picard
A Starfleet Officer's first commitment is to the truth.
be it scientific, political, or personal truth
~ Jean Luc Picard
Space, time and thought are not
the separate things they appear to be
~ The Traveler
When my species comes to rule this planet,
your name will be on the protected rolls
and you will come to no harm."
~ Beldar Conehead
"Do you really believe that,
or are you just afraid not to ?"
"Have you finally, ultimately become
what you were frightened of as a child ?"
"Yes, so obviously, there's something wrong with me.
Maybe you should make fun of me, so I'll get better."
"Well, what do you think I should do instead ?"
"Then what do you think would happen ?"
"What's this button do ?"
What a noble creature is Man,
except in the eyes of his slaves.
You say you love me.
I've heard that lie before.
She talked to me like she knew me.
Little did she know, however (or let on),
that complete utter total strangers, for decades,
were allowed to talk to me however they wanted to
and that I'd become unaccustomed to the concept of equality;
though I'd taken hints in passing that I was not worthy of such things.
There is no ammount of torture you can inflict upon me
that will prove to you that torture is wrong.