“I want all the pleasures of being a recluse, and none of the hardships. I want to dislike people without having to deal with them. I want to criticize without participating. I want to think about being free from my thoughts without actually having to experience such a horrid event.”
RE: THOU SHALTS AND NOTS:
Anyone who says that men should do this and men should not do that – is a fool, and anyone who reads such statements, and does not realize their foolishness – is a cow. No one knows what men should do; men do what they are supposed to do. The only thing that men can meaningfully say concerning what men should do is about what behavior is most conducive to peace and order.
THE SPECIOUS POWER OF HOCUS POCUS PUNCTUATION:
A big mistake was ever putting the words, “one mind,” in capital letters. This caused men to believe that it referred to something metaphysical rather than the simple fact that everyone has but one mind, and that everyone’s individual mind is a part of a unified human intelligence.
WHAT MORE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR:
Those who enjoy art, enjoy art;
Those who enjoy music, enjoy music;
those who enjoy movies, enjoy movies;
those who enjoy politics, enjoy politics;
those who enjoy religion, enjoy religion;
those who enjoy literature, enjoy literature, and
those who enjoy conversation, enjoy conversation,
but that is all there is to it – they enjoy it.
There is nothing metaphysical about any of it. Nothing is anything other than what it is, and because of this, men invented the concepts of metaphors and symbols, which have no more substance than do flickering on the wall from film. The enjoyments exist entirely in men’s minds, a fact their minds commonly forget.