Jan Cox Talk 0658

This Thing’s Not About Changing Yourself, But Your Expectations


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#658 Jun 8, 1990 – 1:10+ 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :06. This Thing is not about changing yourself, it is about changing your expectations. All change is about changing expectations. Consider: how much can man’s nature BE changed? Not much. How much should people change? Change is not correlated with the Primary Level essential of life (as opposed to Secondary Level entertainment); attempted Primary Level change would be suicidal.

All change deals with the SL: the entertaining. Life’s First Story: everyone has lost the way; everyone should regain (change toward) the way. In more manifold view this is the call to change expectations. How? Via the general and gradual ministrations of “society” which enforces a progression from PL, silent, childish expectations thru to the ultimate of SL, the offering of all institutions: guilt over inability to change. The Real Revolutionist must release all expectations of ordinary change…which are futile.


For NewPeople : The re-saying to oneself of striking statements of J’s is to think new thoughts; make up your own dictionary of new definitions that arise from this.


…and Kyroot said:
If you will stand up on a chair on one foot, and look over your shoulder in a mirror, I believe this will become clear enough: although man scrutinizes
history he does not see scrutinization AS history.

…and Kyroot said:
There is no freedom, In sequential explanations.

and Kyroot said:
Boy, talk about your cyclical and superbly, superfluous efforts, over in this certain bubbling solar system, they’re having to run round-the-clock shifts, just to hold the shifts together.

…and Kyroot said:
There is no refuge for the painting, outside the frame.

…and Kyroot said:
Revolutionist By-Law Number Unnumbered: Never quote a man,
unless you’re prepared to kill him.

…arid Kyroot said:
In most Cities…(“most!” excuse me, I seem to always get chocked up whenever I hear the word most – Hey, who said “most” anyway? Well, watch, but here we go forward…),
In most Cities,
Men become “experts”
Because they don’t know what they’re doing otherwise.

…and Kyroot said:
When they offer you your choice of either “this or that,” always resist, and insist you need additional information.

…and Kyroot said:
To some, silence is an invitation to inquire.

..and Kyroot said:
An old man and a kid by themselves are never by themselves.

…and Kyroot said:
Never seek miracles in the extremes of the City, neither in temples and hospitals, nor churches and graveyards.

…and Kyroot said:
(‘Tis good to squat – I mean, stand, on solid ground.) Those who talk the
loudest, know the loudest.

O 1/08/90-(12)
…and Kyroot said:
Yet Another Intellectual Guidepost If Yours Is Not A Cerebral Whipping-post: never keep a book out for as long as the library says you can.

…and Kyroot said:
One fellow, in a colorful fit, announced that, he was willing to “donate everything he had,” to “everything he had.”

…and Kyroot said:
Semi-Burning Question Of The Day: If you have a “difficult shoe size,” does this mean you have difficult feet? Or that you live where there are difficulties with shoe makers?

…and Kyroot said:
Remember kids, if you mispronounce a word often enough, it doesn’t count.

…and Kyroot said:
Balloons go up,
Balloons go down,
They ascend by the ounce, and drop by the pound.
…(Need I remind you that such notions are both sequentially certain, and alternatively anomalous.)

…and Kyroot said:
Even though the playbill doesn’t say so, ’tis good to remember that the performance and
the audience are thy own dear head therein.

…and Kyroot said:
A chap lurking about the candy store over there, says that if they ever begin to offer “call waiting” service for your brain that he’ll have “not a bit of it”…
…(He says he assumes we clearly see his point.)

..and Kyroot said:
What kinda dialogue, is a forced dialogue?

…and Kyroot said:
Talk is the public side of thought…it is also more than, less than, and
other than that.

…and Kyroot said:
The last thing I heard
And have to report
Tonight from your area,
Was a voice that declared,
“Everybody else wants to re-model – I want to move!