Jan Cox Talk 0768

Life Says, “I Can Speak with You with Enthusiasm or Accuracy, Not Both”

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#768 Feb 8, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :14. If man is capable of acts and facts, what is the source of man’s problems, acts or facts? Acts are fraught w/ potential for problems, but so are facts. Everybody easily sees the solution to the problems of others; thus everybody has more solutions than they ever realized, available for force-match with their problems. Are acts or facts responsible for problems? Is there a difference? Or does it make any difference?

Anything can explain everything else (and vice versa) connects to the Real Revolutionist having “nothing to gain and everything to lose”. Independent thinking accrues no new costs for its activity (an old thought must be given up to acquire another old thought). The Real Revolutionist gains nothing (of 3-d knowledge) but loses everything (of old knowledge).

It is said in the City, by Life: I can speak to you with enthusiasm or with accuracy, but not both; for that you must look “elsewhere”. Is Real Revolutionist activity based on enthusiasm or accuracy? Both. Enthusiasm = interest, accuracy = dispassionate, reasoned thought. Real Revolutionist activity is the only “elsewhere” to look.

AKS

09/10/90-(1)
..and Kyroot said:
Only around dying Cities
can you hear the distant sound of peace breaking out.

09/10/90- (1.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Question Of The Day: Is knowledge a product or service?

09/10/9042)
and Kyroot said:
“A word of caution, actually, seventeen,” advised an uncle to a kid, “In this life few things are truly impossible, but one is that you can’t be ‘metaphorically stupid.'”

09/10/90-(2.5)
…and Kyroot said:
In their own way,
all epitaphs are shameful.

09/10/90-(3)
…and Kyroot said:
One fellow announced,
“My toil in the artistic vineyards is only for eternity.”
And Life yelled back, “Good, then I’ll always pay you tomorrow.”

09/10/90-(3.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Under long and costly siege
this one City slipped out word to a neighboring urbanity, “Need aid – condition’s desperate–
Running short of sarcasm and clichés – HELP.”

09/10/90-(4)
…and Kyroot said:
According to an article
in the most recent issue
of a well known professional journal
certain statistical evidence is now showing
that it is much more difficult than previously believed
to house break a Keynesian economist.

09/10/90-(4.5)
.., and Kyroot said:
A fashion accessory
that would help define the stylishly civilized would be a scarf–a sash of morality that hangs on facts – not acts.

(09/10/90-(5)
…and Kyroot said:
A particular king,
with an inordinate – or at least, singular, faith
in the power of civilization would,
when one of his neighboring kingdoms
began to make warlike threats,
send to their common boundary lines
a string quartet to play Baroque,
or Late Renaissance music.
…..(You might be informed to know this monarch is on his
seventh wife, and ninety-third string quartet.)

09/10/90-(5.5)
–and Kyroot said:
A little further down the coast line it was not nearly so foggy,
but neither was it nearly so exhilarating.

09/10/9046)
…and Kyroot said:
After extracting all the funds possible from his flock
the shaman shouted them out the door with these words, “The seduction of one – is the seduction of us all.” And one guy turned and muttered, “I don’t get it,” and his neighbor explained, “We got laid, but we don’t get paid.”

09/10/90-(7)
…and Kyroot said:
There was this obscure tribe of
“thought cannibals” who
somehow got the process mixed up,
and would eat their victims and THEN cook them.

09/10/90-(7.5)
…and Kyroot said:
When you’re the first one in the room YOU can choose the décor.

09/10/90-(8)
…and Kyroot said:
Then there was this guy who for several years
had “serious talks” with himself – until he discovered he wasn’t listening.

09/10/90-(8.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Every time he’d return to his local City
for a visit (either externally or otherwise)
this one warrior would first-off,
look around real quick, then shout real loud,
“Well, I see the Sissy Brigade is out in full force!”

09/10/90-(9)
…and Kyroot said:
Lock it up and everybody’ll wonder why;
Turn it loose and most people will never notice.

09/10/90-(9.5)
…and Kyroot said:
After some time in the seditious ranks,
no matter where he went
this one guy would turn to himself and say,
“Ahhh, come right in,
we’ve been expecting you.”

09/10/90-(10)
and Kyroot said:
In certain fladagastic neural orbits stuff that makes sense,
don’t make sense.

09/10/90-(10.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Many people are naked who don’t know it.

…..(Don’t you just LOVE
such mangled and
mis-matched words as “many.”)

09/10/90-(11)
and Kyroot said:
During his infrequent invitations
to royal receptions
the King’s Executioner, after a toddy or two,
was wont to slap strangers on the back and exclaim,
“The joys of hanging can scarcely be exaggerated.”

09/10/90-(11.5)
.. and Kyroot said:
One guy described himself most aptly, but let’s not be too hard on him;
he assures us it was entirely inadvertent.

09/10/90-(12)
…and Kyroot said:
Knowledge can back up on you, but thinking’ll clear you out.

09/10/90-(13)
…and Kyroot said:
While standing by an office building downtown
I saw this first fellow rush up and greet a second one,
and after a few pleasantries the first one said,
“Boy, I’ll bet your new job has made drastic changes in your life.”
And the second one replied, “Well, yes and no.”
And the first one noted, “It can’t be both, it either did or didn’t.”
And the second admitted, “You’re right of course; the new position
didn’t have much of an impact at all on my life,
but that sounds SO much more boring than saying, ‘yes and no.'”

09/10/90- (13.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Hey, far be it from THIS show
to become institutionalized and
offer encouragement – BUT: If it gets to where everything
reminds you of everything else, well – Hey! who knows, you might be gettin’ on wid it.

09/10/90414)
and Kyroot said:
One man tells us that
each morning,
just as soon as he awakens,
the very first thing he does is to
try and remember at least one thing.

09/10/90-(14.5)
…and Kyroot said:
It was not that by its sound or definition that the first word was magic,
but rather that there was magic IN the first word in that it awakened man’s intellect.

09/10/90-(15)
…and Kyroot said:
One of the City’s well known scientists
confided to me that he has begun
to see the future as it being an animal;
Some days he says he sees it as an elephant,
and on other days it appears as a gazelle.
….. (He said it might be better for him if I didn’t pass this about publicly.)

09/10/90-(16.5)
…and Kyroot said:
In one of the better ordinary sections of one City a father stated,
“It’s embarrassing not to know what you’re doing.” He then allowed the eldest son to lead the whole family in a rousing chorus of looking embarrassed.

09/10/90-(17)
…and Kyroot said:
A dumb question is one order of dumbness, but one who will nonetheless try to answer a dumb question represents a new level of dumbness.

09/10/90-(18)
and Kyroot said:
Regarding the mysterious aspects of power and authority, the Prime Minister of one principality, in comparing those states who elect- their leaders to those dependent on divinely inspired-blood lines, said the following,
“In the one instance it is, “one man, one vote”, while in the other it is, “one king, one charisma.”

09/10/90-(18.5)
…and Kyroot said:
A City chap with a car phone
says that in spite of his continued best efforts
he still can’t “come to his senses”;
he does add that accidentally he almost did so with his uncle’s.

09/10/90-(19)
…and Kyroot said:
I must tell you that
in some quarters the following information
is scarcely believed,
and in others it is the subject of much laughter:
On one little planet
all the creatures were forced to keep a daily diary.

(Some of you may have
even heard of it – its name begins with the letter “E”.)

09/10/90-(19.5)
and Kyroot said:
Amidst all the jostling and palaver at the bar,
one ole guy in remnants of an
ole guy’s ole-guy-army-uniform
partook of his pilsner and declared to his fellow philosophers,
“Ahh, but a man who has never confronted death
has never experienced life,” and
the barkeeper mused,
“Humm, on that basis it means that
without me knowing it
I’ve been a life-long witness to extreme intelligence.”

…..(In case you’re worried –
he DID muse this just to himself.)

09/10/90-(20)
…and Kyroot said:
Life will tell you ANY thing …..(if that’s what you wanna hear).

09/10/90-(20.5)
… and Kyroot said:
Up on that hill is another hill,
and on that one yet another,
and while this process doesn’t cease
if carried far enough the hills begin to disappear.

09/10/90-, C 21)
…and Kyroot said:
If you can’t hear the surprise
you can’t BE surprised ……. SURPRISE!