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Ultimately, Collective Thought Becomes Worry

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#911 Dec 23, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :18. Whatever anybody else has already thought is a waste of time to a Neural Revolutionist—w/o any hostility or criticism. But, eventually a Neural Revolutionist’s mind comes around to everybody’s way of thinking (Point of View)…and then departs. “Worry” only arises from collective thought; individual thought cannot evince worry. Worry is not an individual phenomenon (although an individual experience).

Collective thought is ultimately worry; thus, ultimately individual worry-experience. To go beyond the bounds of self-ref frees the mind from worry. The Neural Revolutionist must refrain from what others try that doesn’t work (worry) because it does him more than not work! It harms him.


The News

One man’s advice to his kid: “If you’re going to spill something on your work, do it on the first page and get it over with.”

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{…One chap says his present goal is just to make his own culpability a bit more evasive.}

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In this one place, to announce the beginning of each new day their reality would declare, “Bringing you the best that life has to offer — and everything in between.”

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Men hold conventions out in hotels and in other cities just to keep from having it where they know they should.

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Some everyday living instruction: If you don’t have interesting stories of how you helped others with some good, pithy advice — make ’em up — everybody else does… (in fact that’s how many experts got to be experts.)

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As long as there’s some doubt there’s a lot of doubt; and if there’s a lot of doubt, everything’s in doubt. And as long as everything’s in doubt, everyone will have some doubt, and everything’s all right.

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No matter how things turn out, they have some meaning from a more complex view.

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Without an audience even the gods won’t perform.

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Those who don’t believe in luck must trust in fate, and vice versa; (they’re both available for double-dating if you’re interested.)

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The man on the starboard side of the stage commenced the proceedings by saying, “It is hard to be rich and be humble.” And the man to his next left said, “It is hard to be powerful and be humble.” And the one just past him said, “It is hard to be witty and be humble.” And the man, hard stage port, said, “It is impossible to be humble and be conscious” — which was more than any one had come there to hear!

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{…”Hey, ole man,” asked the kid, “why is it that sometimes I wish I could just kinda ‘disappear’?” And his older counterpart replied, “First ask yourself if this feeling is coming from your primary or secondary regions.”}

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At the swearing-in of the new reality’s first president he said his plans were to eliminate the gap between “speech and action.” And after being asked twice if he truly meant this, upon replying in the affirmative the second time, he suddenly burst into flames.

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Remember (all who might otherwise be inclined to be disappointed in the city): In a neural network of binary underpinnings, no matter where you are you’re always at least “half right.”

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After suspecting some of how life might be arranged and operates, one man thought, “Although I’d never trust a priest, I’d sure never trust one now if I didn’t discover that he was a secret and serious drinker.”

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A first time visitor to the city, after witnessing one of the Red Cross’s periodic campaign drives says, “Call me when they start a Brain Bank.”

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Fiction came about because, outside of themselves, men couldn’t find suitable heroes, or adequate examples of complainers.

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{…Mid-week, undergraduate, pop, Stupid Quiz: Which is the more complex: Human behavior or human thought? Answer: Thinking about human behavior. …(You should know by now — always look for the more complex possibility.)}

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In some revolutionist dictionaries the word “perseverance” is found under another letter.

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Only the ordinary can hurt themselves without doing themselves any harm.

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{…One day two guys were walking through the woods and the first guy said, “I’ll bet that a neural rebel is held to a higher degree of accountability than just a regular person.” And the second guy said, “Yeah, I’ll bet at least high enough that he never mentions it.”}

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No normal, respectably sane person would perform more work on their collective, assembly-line job of “being human” — (being them self) — than the position demands or that they’ll ever get paid for. But by god — BUT, on that very same basis, the neural revolutionist can do no less. …(“Yes, I’ll work/think overtime, but only if you promise, never to pay me…[leastwise not with any of that ordinary currency.])

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Another man advised his kid, “Do everything on the first page and be done with.”

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{…Since most men can’t seem to bind themselves up individually, they bind themselves up together with others.}

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Amidst the many discussions and debates regarding the possibility of change, one man thought to himself, “If there was some way to experience private shame in your genetic schematic, I believe you might have something to work with.”

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{…What everybody else already knows is of no help to a revolutionist.}

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One of the more unusual traffic laws on this one planet is that, “Only the dumb are concerned about what the equally-dumb think of them.” (Hey! — Don’t you even T-H-I-N-K about parking here!)

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{…and in disgust, one guy said, “Hell, if it ain’t my hormones makin’ me sick — it’s me.”}

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{…One man re-named his mind, The Great Caliper, for reasons that seemed obvious to his family and close friends.}

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Once upon a time there was a local god who wanted to tell a certain revolutionist, “Look, as much as you seem to know about things, how come you can’t say more to everybody else to help them?”, but he realized there were no common words between them to convey such an idea, and that if he tried to make some they would prove suicidal.

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Having something to hide is almost enough to make a revolutionist wanna go off and hide.

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{…As he watered his lawn, one man said, “Past a certain point, government is nothing but ‘compulsory-charity.'” And his neighbor thought, “Jeeze!, that’s just how my mind is when it tells me what it is that I should be thinking.” …(For some, the question then could become — Charitable to WHOM?”)}

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{…from the “Go Figure In The City Department”: It is those of lesser imagination who imagine that their individual lives mean more than they actually do. (Y-O-U “Go Figure”.)}

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{…One ole man told his kid, “In any area of human activity you care to think about you’ll always find three groups involved. The first two are obvious even to a house painter, and the third seems to be composed of disinterested parties just hanging around; but mind you, they will be playing some sort of part in the whole affair before it’s all over.” And the kid pondered, then asked, “Can I use this info on myself as I try to understand my own intellectual processes?” And the elder replied, “Be our guest.”}

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{…Before they had announced the last flight, one man near the counter noted that the, “Best thing about disappointment is that you don’t have to gift wrap it.”}

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One day a certain thought suddenly came to a man — “The truth never repeats itself.” And he found this so astounding that he was afraid to back-up and re-think about it.

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Man has leaders in the secondary world for two possible purposes — either for direction or for assistance; (and only in revolutionist circumstances is the first one operative.)

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The more complex things become the easier it is for dunces to predict the future.

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{…As he waited for the next teller, one ole sorehead turned and said, “I wouldn’t mind so much being sick if so many people wouldn’t come to visit me.” And a lad with an overnight deposit spoke up to add, “That’s the same thing my father said about being stupid.”}

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Men with no personal policy will fretfully accede to a public one.

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In certain non-routine activities it’s difficult to do what you should be doing while talking about it.

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{…Viewed under proper light, the real revolutionist LIVES for just that “one bad experience.”}

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{…In a mythical land, far, far away, a man once asked himself, “What kind of traveler is it who will wait forty years for a train ride of five minutes?”}

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Reflecting on what he calls “the tricky balance of justice in life,” the fellow noted, “After all my years of practice, when I spoke French in Paris — in PARIS, mind you, the very heart of the tongue’s motherland — when I spoke it THERE, no one even noticed.” (Boy, if he’s that upset about this, wait’ll he takes a gander at his own thinking and the overall world of the intellect — BOY!)

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One guy got so fancy that he even quit talking to himself.

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The ordinary mind trying to explain how life is arranged so as to accommodate its creatures, or vice versa, is like marveling at how the darkness inside an unlighted closet is just enough to go around.

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{…On a day partly overcast with shifting humidity, one of the old park philosophers (while on a bathroom break) said to a small child, “It would seem that in this life every man has within him at least one best friend who’s a fool.” (A priest and a psychiatrist playing pinochle under a tree overheard this and both became unusually “intellectually aroused,” [at least for professional men], but it quickly passed, and they were back to their game, as the barometric pressure pointed to rain.)}

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If men did not have ancestors, demons, or a sub-conscious, their despondency would have to be their’s alone, and then nobody would even try to help.

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For anything to work around here, it must have two aspects:
…and you must eventually be the third one.

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To help put the matter in more relative perspective, (from their view), some aging hormones noted that, “Heaven will be a place where steps are replaced by ramps.”

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{…Hey, but hold it — A question: Where do old brains go?}

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{…One old man said to the kid, “A real old man goes by his feelings.” And the kid said, “But some of my friends say that you don’t HAVE any feelings.” And the ole man said, “Fuck ’em.”}

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In one sense, a neural revolutionist eventually comes around to every one’s way of thinking.

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{…An idea that needs an explanation, needs more than an explanation…………(or at least a more complex listener.)}

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Normal genetic, systemic patterns cause the ordinary to surround themselves with family and friends while the neural traveler continues to seek certain additional companionship.

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{…and a viewer writes to say: “What if this ‘neural revolution thing’ turns out to just be a trick? –Huh? — Did you ever think of THAT?!!! — Huh?!!”}

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