Jan Cox Talk 0667

Life Speaks a Foreign Tongue to You and You Think You Comprehend


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#667 Jun 29, 1990 – 1:05 
Notes by TK

Kynoot to :08. The in-specificity, ambiguity and uncertainty of words has its main strength and charm in the Secondary Level World. In the individual’s dialogue with Life, Life is always speaking in a foreign tongue. Thus all attempts to change arise out of incomplete reception of Life’s governing instructions thru you to you. The difficulty of governing and being governed in a foreign tongue appears to be a great inefficiency because of the ambiguity generated, but it is actually a super-efficiency; it is a kind of animating glue that holds everything together.

The golden rule and the Ten Commandments are actually very ambiguous despite their apparent directness and succinctness. Their ambiguity is that nobody really knows what they mean, thus they are effectively a foreign language none understand, while thinking they do understand.

The Secondary Level World is the continual process of making silent, Primary Level World activities to be more palatable, more civilized, more than they are. Advertising is a prime example of this. The Real Revolutionist has got to construct a new language so as to speak unequivocally with himself.

Ordinary lives of men are no different from “Dr. Stillman’s water diet”; men’s lives don’t much harm or help them, but are just inconvenient enough to give a feeling of accomplishment in the mere stumbling thru it.


…and Kyroot said:
Between the start and the end of everything,
is more middle than you ever wanna think about.

…and Kyroot said:
If you can’t call your partner in three words or less, he ain’t coming anyway.

…and Kyroot said:
One anxious, neurological group, in one guy’s head, said, regarding the
kinds of thoughts that usually passed there through,
“At times I feel like a naked maitre’d at a homeless shelter.”

…and Kyroot said:
On a Wednesday, this one chap said his daily studies could lead him,
in all fairness, to make only this statement:
No one loves a smart ass but his mother…which can work out all right,
since a real good smart ass wouldn’t have a mother.

t 01/29/90-(5)
…and Kyroot said:
Only a weakened parent would recognize its reflection as a legitimate,
viable off-spring.

…and Kyroot said:
“Look ‘squirt kid’, “said the older kid, “The habitual denial of some ritual, or custom is itself an habitual.”
…(The younger of the two players announced to himself, “When he reaches the point of calling
me ‘squirt-kid’ for the one thousandth time I shall then begin to cranially assault
him every other Tuesday.”
…[another child of an indeterminate age, then stuck his grimy little head into this tale and declared, “There’s a lesson in here for all of us,” but I’m not at all sure he really knows how many there are of us in here.])

…and Kyroot said:
One wise shepherd (judging from his crock), said to his sheep (judging from their dress), “Remember, in case I don’t pass this way again.”

01/29/90-(8) …and Kyroot said:
One Aspect Of Telemarketing In Limited Dimension Zones: Some who order,
later refuse delivery.

…and Kyroot said:
Once you know the trick, It’s no longer a trick.
…(Even Paris looks “blanker”[fill in the blank] the third time around.)

…and Kyroot said:
There stands a most perilous cliff, overlooking everyone’s nose.

…and Kyroot said:
Once you are fully functional in the “Revolutionist Scientific Method,”
you will discover a certain unknown, to wit: Almost everything you look at, will at least partially, look back.

…and Kyroot said:
The super-comforter of body and soul in the City is habit, that’s right, habit;
No less than that will do, and any more is unnecessary.

i 01/29/90-(12)
…and Kyroot said:
Over in a darker corner I overheard an oldster confide in a youngster,
“There is one miserable problem to life here on this world, my lad, there are people to tell you ‘what to do,’ but no one to make you do it.”
…(They both enjoyed a darn good cry.)

! 01/29/90-(13)
…and Kyroot said:
The older the neighborhood,
The more serious are taken the institutions.
…(Don’t even THINK about thinking about this regarding your thinking.)

..and Kyroot said:
The children of words, all speak.

…and Kyroot said:
As he verbally prepared to reject the poor man’s application for a loan, the banker mused, “Giving a bird another wing would not necessarily better the bird’s life. “The applicant, sensing the drift of the conversation, complimented the money lender on his axiomatic insights regarding our flying friends and kicked him severely in the kidneys.
…(Moral: Birds of whatever feather may offer no protection for those who’ve heard it all before.)

‘ 01/29/90-(16)
…and Kyroot said:
Just before it rains, everyone gets real dry.

…and Kyroot said:
One fellow looked at himself intently in the mirror and said, “Would it have been better if the sequence had been that I began, ‘wondering how to get in,’ then later worried about how to ‘get out’? or if I had started by ‘wondering how to get out,’ and then worried about how to ‘get in’?”
He looked even deeper into his own shallow eyes, and realized he didn’t have any idea what he was talking about.
When, however, he glanced away, his reflection winked.

…and Kyroot said:
There is a Genetic Code to language;
All words have their own DNA.

…and Kyroot said:
Another fellow told me that when he’s asked his occupation, he’s always
wanted to reply, “North wind.”
(he says this is because his brother’s already taken “Magnetism.”)

…and Kyroot said:
On a mid-sized, hard to describe planet, partially hidden just over behind those cloudy trees, their guiding principle is confidently wrapped in their oft repeated motto:
“If the cups were bigger,
They would hold more.”
…(The arresting aspect thereto, as I find it, is that they have a lot to learn, OR much to teach.)

…and Kyroot said:
I once met this one ruler who pretty well understood the whims and
ephemerae of the people, and who in private often referred to himself as,
“The King Of Make-Shift”…
…(After a while the people learned of this, and soon they all wanted to call themselves that too.)