Jan Cox Talk 0659

Secondary World Created by Turning Processes Into Things


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#659 Jun 11, 1990 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :04. The Secondary Level world is created by turning processes into things. The Primary Level world is a continuum of processes; the Secondary Level world is episodic, “thing specific”. An example: note the focus of modern sales pitches on “saving time and effort” where time is conceived of something separate, not as a process that arises out of effort. Time is a function of Primary Level effort-process, yet conceived by man as a separate thing, a product.

Example: gold is of no value until it has been “serviced” (fashioned into a thing) and then spoken of as being of value. Animals do not react to “things” i.e., “food”, rather, it reacts to the process of eating at the sound of the word food. Consider the parallel: dog – “food” and man – “I”. Institutions are processes turned into ‘things’; institutions do not exist apart from the people that comprise them. It is only ‘things’ that are alive enough for Life’s purposes thru man.

Connection to Kyroot’s “no man is an example of anything unless you understand that every man is an example of everything”. This is in absolute contradistinction to everyday thought; it moves into the world of the infinitely adjacent. A prime example of the ‘thing specific’ direction of Secondary Level world is the “water diet” which provides a feeling of accomplishment in a process of no particular Primary Level consequence, although involving some inconvenience (i.e., drinking lots and lots of water). In the City, fool’s errands pass for accomplishments. Each man’s induced perception of “I” is the ultimate water diet!


01/10/90-(1) •
and Kyroot said:
In some time zones, a needless reminder’s not much of a reminder.

…and Kyroot said:
In sequential City affairs, If you “miss the point,”
Another will be along directly.

…and Kyroot said:
Anyone with an unconscious mind,
Deserves it.

…and Kyroot said:
After all,
THEY believe that’s what mistakes are for.

…and Kyroot said:
“Look, lad, just cause you’re my kid doesn’t automatically mean you’re my friend.”

…and Kyroot said:
The man who can laugh at himself will never be king.

..and Kyroot said:
Chemistry IS experience.

…and Kyroot said:
All new thinking percolates.

…and Kyroot said:
To be “good & neat,”
That is, informative & entertaining, about covers it.

…and Kyroot said:
If you’re gonna be secondary, you better be cute.

…and Kyroot said:
Down in the City all the dudes sing, “Anything good for you’s bad for you…do dah…”

O1 /10/90-(12)
…and Kyroot said:
Revolutionist talk is not so much ABOUT things, as you would normally expect.

O1 /10/90-(13)
..and Kyroot said:
Over toward the specious edge of your universe, one fellow described war to
me as the ultimate way to get EVERYbody’s attention.

O1 /10/90-(14)
..and Kyroot said:
The city limits of what you know shouldn’t be determined by your haircut.
..(One ear read, “Welcome To Our Fair Village,” and the other bade, “Come Again.”)

O1 /10/90-(15)
…and K3rroot said:
No need to hang around, the defeated are not going to throw a Loser’s Party.

O 1/10/90-(16)
…and Kyroot said:
Here’s a little query for you: Do the submissive dancers ever send up requests to the band? And if so, are they ever honored?

…and Kyroot said:
The “great thoughts” of the Revolutionist are actually more like myths than thoughts.

…and Kyroot said:
As sure as you strum a cultural-judgment, or hit an historical conclusion, your whole axe goes out of tune.
…(One solo neuron noted, “I’ve broken more strings that way.”)

…and Kyroot said:
There’s more distance in all Cities than the natives imagine.

. …and Kyroot said:
You can “act out life’
Or you can “live the Revolution,”
But you can’t do both…