Jan Cox Talk 0940

Once You Realize Everything Proves Everything, No Need for Proof

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In a finite universe, those who believe in “first things first” will believe whatEVER they’re told to.

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A system with some loose wires but still under control has possibilities.

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{…and Kyroot noted: Under finite highway conditions, a mind that didn’t stare could become like a runaway engine.
…(“Yo, yon commuters — Chill out!”)}

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If you ain’t got a pivot, you can’t turn.

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The local reality for Thursday told the creatures, “Okay, if I let you off this time, do you promise to come back?” And they replied, “Hey, what choice we got?!!”

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This is what a certain ole man said to his kid last month: “Being born into a finite scenario is to dodge living gears, cogs, wheels, and pulleys; and while no one can avoid them forever, you can try and keep your clothes clean while you’re here.”

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A man without an aim is like a man on a bus.

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From a revolutionist’s non-essential view: Intellectually, everyone is issued counterfeit currency — which matters not a whit, since city money markets are equally insincere.

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{On a special holiday, the king of one reality announced: “Today, those who don’t believe that the fights are fixed are free to join in.”}

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All factories begin operations in the basement; eventually they build upwards; “eventually” ain’t fast enough for some.

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One guy decided to do something new; he said he was going to open a “school for the mind.” Everyone who heard about it thought he was either stupid or kidding.

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{For several good, useful years, one man’s private motto was, “If you’ve got something to hide — you can’t.”}

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One secondary city comforted itself by thinking: “A man with a headache is my friend.” …(A man tried to comfort himself similarly, but with debatable results.)

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If the “making of money” does not seem to you to be a hobby, then it’s not your hobby and quit worrying about it.

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{One guy told his local god that he’d put in an 800 number so that he could get in touch with him easier.}

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In secondary strolls, no toe is stubbed that is not identified as stubbed.

…..{He was denied tenure, they said, because of his disinclination to make verbal note of his missteps and failed experiments; but he had no business ever being at that university in the first place.}

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A revolutionist must eventually realize that part of all the conversations he hears is Life talking.

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{And from our viewing audience comes this letter: “Dear Kyroot: My brother and I hold hands and watch your show; after last night’s telecast he asked me why does our world have three dimensions, but four geographical directions and two major football leagues. (When he gets involved in such questions his palms get clammy.)” Signed, “Two Faithful Viewers.”}

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One guy decided he’d try to leave himself alone — if he could get himself to reciprocate.

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To try and be nice, he stood his kid up against the wall (alongside himself) and said, “I just want to know one thing — are you going to still try and refine your old song, or go ahead and learn a new tune?” (Coda: Anything that anybody else has already said is an old song.)

…..{The myth of one solar system was that their local god’s downfall began the day he started issuing lists of exceptions to what he’d previously said.}

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Yesterday morn, one of the earlier speakers in the park proclaimed to those present: “The truly wise are usually silent,” and a man in the crowd yelled back, “Is that why there seem to be so few who are wise?” and the speaker replied, “Hey, YOU figure it out, bat-breath!” …(There is some talk in City Council about requiring citizens to have a “Testy Permit” — [though I personally don’t see the need for it].)

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When faced with mountains, you can either become a mountain-climber or else try to look like a mountain yourself.

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The band had stopped, they were already clearing the tables, and most people were leaving, but this one chap still stood and announced: “Saving scraps may save a starving man, but who wants to be a starving man!!”

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Amidst all rebirth is irony; amidst irony — the potential.

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In some older factories, some union employees become disoriented and have trouble distinguishing between consciousness and circumcision. …(And a member of an extremist “ole sorehead” group grumbled, “An inch off the end of most people’s minds wouldn’t make a bit of difference.”)

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The passengers’ assumed self-importance is what kept one ship afloat.

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{…then Kyroot relayed another conversation: “People can only do what they’re INTENDED to do.” “Hey, I’ve already said that.” “Yeah, but you didn’t MEAN IT!” …(Free coupon: People who think like this internally to themselves can ofttimes have difficulty qualifying for Workman’s Compensation.)}

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In the secret-secondary sense, a real revolutionist is neither anyone’s foe, or friend……….. ……………..
…(ESPECIALLY, you-know-whose!)

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While visiting the zoo, one guy looked at some animals and scoffed, “Hah! We’re not only better than you ’cause we have clothes and compact discs, but we can imagine too! — `Hah!’ I say!” (And, “Hah!” he said.)

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Stupidity doesn’t have to stand in line. …And a viewer asks: “I thought you once said there was no such actual thing as stupidity?” I DID!

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{One guy, tired of the city, in a hurry, pissed already, slapped himself ‘cross the head and said, “Don’t you ever say that circuits can have moods!”}

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Over in a bright part of one city an ole man told the kid, “You can think anything you want to about reality and it doesn’t make any difference.” And years later the lad asked him, “Is that because we don’t really know what it is anyway?” “Yep.”

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{…and Kyroot gave: Our Quote Of The Week: “I did alright for about thirty years until someone made my hormones understand what death was.”}

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It might help if you took an ad hoc view of man’s institutions as being an ongoing, collective “sigh of temporary relief.” …(Men’s minds will take refuge anywhere when pursued by imaginary dragons — even in shelters LEASED to the fire-breathers.)

…..{…One of the great unrecognized sports of life is running from your own feet.}

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As his daily Thought-Offering, the Court Philosopher gave the king this one: “Your Grace: A man with a dictionary can stop a bullet.” (And His Most Excellency KNEW he didn’t mean “around here.”)

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You cannot fully grasp the nature of existence if you allow one dimension of your reality to slip by unnoticed.

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{A certain neighborhood in one city used to encourage the local kids by telling them, “Hey, what’s the use in even fueling UP the plane if you aren’t going to crash it!” …(Flight plan update: Hormones are smarter than you think.)}

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{…then Professor Obvious pointed out to the class: “Every author is `god’ to his blank sheet of paper.” …(In the struggle between what men call the world of “commerce,” and the world of “art” — there is none…which, as always, is why there appears to be one.)}

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{One guy says, “You know, if I could quit talking about myself at all, I believe I might actually get-on-the-way to somewhere,” and another guy says, “Yeah — to the funny farm!”
…(Remember: Mental-health is NO laughing matter!)}

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{…and a rebel noted: “If you live close enough to the edge, you don’t have to go out LOOKING for search-&-destroy missions.”}

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Life plays but one game — Win/Win.

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Once, while gazing out over his own pastoral neural fields and habitualized hormones, a chap wondered, “Do those who live on the edge have an edge?…”

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If you don’t think you’re a verb — just do things that MAKE you a noun!

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One guy’s mini-strokes became so frequent that his new address BECAME his address. …(When the Greek traveler DID reach Stockholm, he called it Athens.)

…..{Hey! That’s the whole benefit in having eyes, rather than seeing.}

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A subversive dad told his lad, “In a peculiar way, a man who neurally knows-what-he’s-doing can be a real joy to himself, yet still be of no particular interest to anyone else.” …(The youngster may appreciate this more later.)

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{Then the mayor benevolently addressed the city: “What is the fun in having consciousness if you’re not going to fritter it away!!” …(The people continue to just ADORE the ole fraud.)}

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{And a viewer writes: “Sometimes while listening to you I suddenly feel like this revolution-thing you talk about would be like walking in on Life itself while it was in the middle of some kind of argument or discussion with itself.”}

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{…and Kyroot mentioned: Around the local studios there seem to be no present scripts that feature roles for both Captain Irony and Professor Obvious in the same project.}

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Local reality knew that the creatures were making progress when one day one of them stood up and said, “Being cold is no proof you gotta stay cold.”

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To re-enforce his position in the caste, one man had tattooed on his biceps the word “biceps.” …(On the upper floors of some factories they won’t permit the addition of certain inked-in ornamentations.)

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{“Screw being a reporter,” said one guy, and became an editor so he could write letters to himself.}

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New View Of Ordinary Affairs: Everything has its price but debt. …(It costs a man nothing to be born and to subsequently feel “bad” about having been so.)

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{The little figure perched high atop the factory’s roof cried out to those below, “If genes are so alive then why do I feel so dead?!!” …(Those below did not reply; those below can not reply.)}

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In one universe, when reality realized that even after men were given eyes some of them would eventually stop staring, it gave them brains to make up for it!

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A speaker, standing out on the road just past the city limits sign, was crying out to passersby, “Abandon your claims to talents you do not possess.” And a little ways past him was his brother, shouting his version, “Abandon all claims to talents you do have.”

…..{…An older time segment told a newcomer, “It is those with real ability who never mention it,” and the kid asked, “Well how would you ever know they had any?” and the oldster replied, “It is those with real ability who never mention it.”}

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{…and Kyroot noted: When unprepared, falling out of habit can be even worse!}

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In a fancy jungle far away, the lions once decided they could learn from anybody — even from worms; they were mistaken.

…..{Inside finite ecologies there are no such species as “mistakes” — only multiple ways of seeing things.}

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One guy “organized his thoughts” — a lot they cared! They just laughed at him. …(And a reasonable fellow thought, “If this kind of thinking actually meant anything, it’d be dangerous!
…I guess maybe that’s why it doesn’t…”)

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{One city warned its citizens: “If you change the time around on your problems you can fuck ’em all up! So, watch it!”}

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Once you realize that “Everything proves everything else” — you don’t need proof.

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For the sake of rapid expansion, one bus company would only give out erroneous schedules. …(Each man’s birthright is a mind that is a bus company.)

…..{(Shocks the hell out of me, too, but someone in the audience asks): “Is your reference to `erroneous schedules’ intended to indicate actual problems with the buses themselves, or people’s perceptions of how they run?” …(I reckon if a man knew the answer to this one, he’d know what the revolution was and could call it anything he liked. …I reckon he could even call it as, “Now leaving from Gate 7…”)}

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{…and Kyroot offered: More Non-sequential Encouragement For Nonpareil Thinkers: A lack of intimacy with oneself can prove informative.}

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One king’s public “bad attitude” was just a front to cover up his even worse private one.

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Over in a make-believe land an imaginary man goes to a rebel camp and asks, “Does the revolution know what everyone needs?” and the guy at camp says, “Yes,” and the man asks, “Does it care?” “Nope — It can’t.” Over in a make-believe land, an imaginary man goes to a rebel camp and asks, “Does the revolution know what everybody wants?” and the guy at camp says, “Yep.” And the man asks, “Does it care?”

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{…then, as a joke, Kyroot gave out with — The Question Of The Day: Why would a man with a fast car ever want to back up?}

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Compared to local change which observably seems nourished by the elements involved, universal growth seems not fed at all and is thus invisible.

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To err is human — to forgive yourself or to feel guilty about it is to be human twice.

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When things got to be too much for one man, he didn’t care.
…(After a while he began to call it “the revolution.”)

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If you ask most people to look in more than two directions at once, they go blind — (or seem annoyed).

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{And to the show came this letter: “Dear Kyroot: After watching your program for some time now, I am quite interested but still do not fully understand what you mean when you talk about the `revolution.’ Dear Kyroot: After watching your show for some time now I still don’t even know who Kyroot really is. Dear Kyroot: I no longer care. Sincerely,” etc.}

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It was only when he felt unwell that one kid seemed to listen to his own ole man. …(And when he really felt bad — he LONGED TO!)

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Some neurons thought, “When you live in a closed system you can prove anything, or prove that nothing can be proved.”
…(And one guy thought, “Jeeze! I’m glad I live there rather than in front of a TV set watching the Kyroot Show through eternity!”)

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For a long time, one man wanted to contact a revolutionist camp and tell them that he would thankfully take up the life, but only if they could prove to him that it didn’t actually exist. (Such are the kinds of men the rebellion always needs, but seldom finds.) Note: Anyone who hears this and does not immediately identify it as being located within one individual’s own mind should be back in the city with a good, full time job.

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One kid told his school: “It seems to me unfair/ To compare/ Vipers-in-the-hair/ To/ Rats-in-the-crotch.”

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After some useful experiences a guy thought, “The revolution is not as simple as it sounds because it’s not like it sounds.”

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{On one world they make paper airplanes from metaphors and sail away… …only to return in rockets.}