Jan Cox Talk 0953

Body Searches for Food, Mind Searches for Certainty

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#953 Mar 30, 1992 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :33. The body seeks specific, dependable foodstuff. There is a corollary in the Secondary Level World: the urge for certainty. Religion is the only widespread accepted authority of stability—in the form of “holy scriptures” (words of god). Yet the brain, at one level, doesn’t believe they are truly real. If a more complex reality exists, then its size makes it invisible.


The News

Man’s intellect is the yeast that makes secondary affairs swell up and seem to become more than they actually are — were — are — were…

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If the truth didn’t change it wouldn’t be man’s truth.

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In man’s collective evolvement — speech is order.

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Dreams-of-success are a form of success.

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One man’s sole claim-to-fame seemed to be that he never read fiction. He did at times however, come close to living it.

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…and Kyroot noted: The foundations of all city structures are made of Iffy Concrete……..(and properly so).

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A man with a six foot ladder can never see higher.

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Those in the torture business run on a different sense of time. …(Okay, doubters and perplexers! — just consider how things are when you’re tormenting yourself!)

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The news helps secondary man know how to feel.

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…and Kyroot observed: Human conclusions are the only creatures born outdated and too old to be of any use.

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The thing about buying ice cream in the city is that it always comes in “two more flavors” — and you have to take them both! …(The congeniality of dancing in city ballrooms is that you have to always use two feet, and thus stay balanced and protected.)

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All of those in the closet would eventually like to make contact.

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One ole man told his kid, “Everything’s continually at risk in both the primary and secondary worlds, but one of them may be of more pressing importance than the other one — (if you get my drift).”

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Then there was this one god who called himself Overnight Delivery for reasons he said should be “quite obvious”.

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…and Kyroot offered up: More good news for the subversive traveler: Any train ready to “pull out of the station” is already too late to do you any good. …(And one cortical, not-yet-cordoned-off area thought, “Wow! — if there’s anything I like better than good news I don’t want to hear about it.”)

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The Court Rebel told the young prince, “In its continuing ‘humanitarian out-reach,’ life always provides you with the opportunity to become weaker just before you might become stronger.”

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All city business is serious business. …(It is secondary activities that are serious — primary ones are only deadly.)

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…and Kyroot noted: Men sing about sex because most men got nothing else TO sing about……..(and nothing wrong with that.)

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A foreign weather system that passed across this planet was overheard to say that it found man’s idea that there were “things to still be discovered,” quite quaint.

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More Health News The Whole Family Can Use: Without hormones there IS no envy.

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The rebel mechanic told some of the young apprentices as they all slid under the hood, “Opposites aren’t truly opposites, but simply reversed polarization of the same thing.”

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For a tie-breaker, they laid aside the balls and rackets and allowed a player from each team to make one statement. The tight end started it by declaring: “Human ignorance is the only thing dumb enough to vote itself out of office.” Which was immediately followed by a third baseman who said, “Which is an impolite way of noting that viable knowledge continues to replace itself.” (After this, things became so entangled that for the first time in history a game was concluded with a “jump ball”.)

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Insider’s Most Obvious Urban-Insider’s Secret Info: The city runs on fuel, fumes, hopes-&-dreams, and a l-o-t of talk.

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Trying to put the revolution “on hold” was the original inspiration for the opera, “Tricky Business.”

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The reason the human mind wants to divide everything up into sets of two is because this seems most natural, appears the most efficient and revealing, and because it has to. …(As the mayor of one city so aptly put it, “If anything beyond this was needed we’d have additional choices available in the True Or False section of the quiz.”)

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A critic doesn’t have to worry about “walking a mile” in somebody else’s shoes.

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If you’re thinking, you’re dancing with some body.

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‘Tis only routine, street-level thinking that doesn’t immediately realize that all corrections, revisions, introductions, epilogues and apologies are always integral parts of the main body of work. …(“Hey, if something’s not broken you don’t have to fix it.” Hey, if something’s not “broken” it ain’t alive! Hey!)

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What’s the use in going on an adventure if you’re going to see what’s already been seen.

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In the secondary domain mere inconvenience can pass for accomplishment; hence, in part, man’s fascination with being irritated.

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And a viewer writes: “The worse thing I don’t like about your talk is that what you say can be taken in more than one way — or even two….”

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As his birthday seemed inevitable, one young lad told himself, “Having ordinarily conceived beliefs and opinions is like carrying an elephant around in your lap everywhere you go.”
…(Not many people “care enough” to “send the best” when it’s this good!)

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Even TRANS-closetal dreams are still closet-based.

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Only local affairs can appear to be serious.
…and Kyroot said: No matter how hard you try, only local affairs can appear to be serious.

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…then Kyroot submitted today’s “Show Biz Tip”: Only that same old act requires the presence of an audience.

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There was one king who would only fight when in the armor of silence. …(And a kid asked his ole man: “What do you think Kyroot means when he uses the word ‘silence’?” And the older bundle mused, “Perhaps the sound of a merry go round going forward, backward and sideways all at the same time.”)

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In lieu of a spare tire one man carried with him two jacks for each side of his car. One said: “If things could be otherwise they’d BE otherwise,” and the second one said: “If a man knew anything at all he wouldn’t have to say the first one.”
…(Regarding travel entertainment you might care to note that “folk songs” were made by those who wanted to sing their pablum rather than sit in it. …[And then two brothers who watch our show write in to say: “We’re the two brothers who watch your show, and I find it helpful when you add an addendum, or a little follow-up comment to help clarify some of your more obscure comments (such as the above one), but my brother says you ought to just ‘let ’em be,’ and let everybody hang and choke on ’em as they see fit. This is the two brothers signing off. Yours,” etc.])

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Whenever he went camping one guy always took a first aid kit which consisted of this statement: “The antidote for conclusions is newer conclusions — and sometimes even THAT doesn’t work.”

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Then the m.c. declared: “That’s right, contestants, the grand prize answer is that: Everybody’s favorite hobby is laughing at everybody else’s hobby.”

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Whenever life prepares to close down a particular area of reality, it begins by encouraging the creatures to be quiet.

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Three songs are currently battling it out for the number one position in the city’s Top Ten charts; they are: “My Hormones Have A Mind Of Their Own,” and, “My Mind Has Hormones Of Its Own,” and finally, “My Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own.”

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The idea of entire cities “mistreating” themselves is all that keeps some minds going.

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The Duke finally agreed to appoint someone to such a position, but only if a candidate could be found who could work a Rubic’s Cube while bowling.

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The man sometimes in charge of street signage said, “In the city, conclusions and certainties are lawful excuses to stop thinking.”

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Critics are spies.

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The ultimate contrast is between how things abstractly are, and how they contrastingly seem to be via descriptions. …(The rebel’s crayon box contains but two colors: Black-&-white, and all the others. …[And yes, once again, even, a viewer out there declares, “I almost got that one!” But his brother righteously insists, “No you didn’t!”])

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During pit stops, rest breaks, and times-out-for-reflection, the interim fuel that keeps man running is the ability for plans to pass AS achievements. …(And you think all these fancy-ancy machines and engines aren’t jealous as hell of man!!!)

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In a certain manner: The more serious a man is about his questions, the less likely he is to ever run across any answers.

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The inventory-of-man is whatever count you make for yourself. …(Of course, if you’re of a revolutionist turn of mind, it’s a bit more complex and interesting.)

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…and Kyroot noted: Amidst city conflicts a well placed adjective can ofttimes let every body off-the-hook. …(Several passing comets and small debris thought to the future and said, “When we get grown we want to be ‘off-the-hook’.” [Which was oddly picturesque inasmuch as that’s all being “grown” is anyway.])

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The robust nature of man’s secondary world is due to its healthy ability to cannibalize itself.

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One guy would sometimes pretend to be from somewhere else. (He says that sometimes it really helps.)

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As they danced they talked, “Nothing escapes the attention of the secondary world.” “My god! What a frightening prospect!”
…(And away they whirled.)

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If you don’t know what the personal purpose of the revolution is then of course it has none.

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One guy’s most recent take on one matter is his feel that, “Being civilized is a wild beast wounded by kindness.” …(A brain picking up our show by remote responds, “I can bear almost anything you say — until you begin talking about being civilized.”)

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The preacher-in-the-park says that heaven will be where processes stop at the same place your description of them did.

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In certain areas of the collective mind of man, progress would seem to be in putting airplanes onto railroad tracks for greater safety and certainty. …(Overheard city conversation: First voice: “I know that’d make me feel a lot better.” Second voice: “What’s that?” First voice: “ANY thing!”)

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On his cake they had emblazoned the words, “Certainties Are For Children.”

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There was once a man who came to town who had a real long story to tell. (They asked him to come back later.)

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For any one idea there must be two thoughts.

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To city minds only the dead can truly be taken seriously.

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…and Kyroot noted: One of the park philosopher’s latest reflective offerings was given out in these words: “Those who criticize life are just jealous.”

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…battlefield update: When none of the other troops or his family was noticing, he burned not only the bridges to his rear, but those ahead also.

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The rebel bosun’s mate told some of the young swabs, “Amidst all storms is a place of safety; …which is kinda irrelevant to a revolutionist since all storms are fraudulent.”

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Candy Treat For The Mind: In the wonderful world of “talking to yourself,” one man would only hold imaginary conversations.

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One king noted: “When it comes to the internal, intellectual body politic, those who want power should just take it.” (He further advised that there is no alternative.)

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Looking out across the cortical chess board and goo field he mused: “Why would a Grand Master settle for checkmate when he could go on playing for ever?”

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Extreme fear of life can cause one to become foolish, religious, angry, even dead.

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…and copter-spotter Kyroot noted: One reason for intellectual traffic jams is that people’s hormones sometimes age faster than their dancing reflects.

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As an added inducement on Wednesdays, life was offering your choice from either column A or B. You may select, then think: “There is no truth in human behavior.” — or, “In human behavior IS all truth.” …(But no matter which — you can’t have an egg roll too!)

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While they were off on another anti-shopping trip one ole man said to the kid, “In a certain quite real way, anything you do in the secondary world makes you look kinda silly, so why sweat it — period?!”

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It is those who do not understand their native tongue who most wish to speak a foreign language. …(And a viewer responds: “Well, this is one I think I get — I don’t like it, but I’m afraid I get it.”)

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Sorry, but still more — Disappointing Math News and Revelations: Those who want to “expose” things never understand enough to uncover anything worth hearing about. …(Jeeze!)

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…and Kyroot remarked: City laws are whatever city minds think should be laws.

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…and Kyroot delivered the following (with postage paid): Real adventures have no street address. …(And a squirrelly mailbox thought, “Then that means that the only trips you can know are worthwhile are those which you don’t know where they go……..[is THAT right?!])

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Sometimes, during the middle of the night, this one guy’d wake himself up and make himself whine just so he’d know he was still alive.

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The warrior chief, during a lull, remarked to some of the fighters, “Once you define yourself you’ll ultimately have to defend yourself.”

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The only people who can address human problems are humans; humans cause all human problems.

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After having pretended to be serious for so long he was now embarrassed to laugh about it.

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Just before the first morning break the teacher said, “Even mental merry go rounds need lubrication; and what is another ‘Real name’ for man? …Say boys and girls, can you spell ‘grease’?…g,r,e…”

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Behind every fear is two threats: One silent and slow — the other not.

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All great music apparently begins someplace else; such is the open-ended power of the mind. …(And a viewer writes: “I still say that many of your comments about man sound like both praise and criticism simultaneously, and we all know that ain’t possible……or kosher…..or correct……”)

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At the local level you can always find a reason to be upset.

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Every time the people wanted to think about variety, the mayor’d holler, “Hey! — Quick! — Look over here!”

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The efficacy, efficiency and overall operations of human institutions is not unlike the building of a boat that can swim.

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One man near an intersection described it thusly, “The city dances on two feet — Censorship and Variety.” …(And an alert traffic signal thought, “Is that anything like an Ole Man and A Kid?…”)

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Then they announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners:
*Many things can cause a brain smile;
*Only new thinking can experience a brain smile;
*Anything you can think of new can cause one.

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Collective wisdom or stupidity is a foe who can either smile or be serious, and still have-you-for-lunch the more aggressively you attack.

…..When it comes to the serious affairs of ordinary life — Only the silly survive.

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And a guy thought, “If I could just think about things I never think about I might learn how to think.”

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While hiking up near the timber line one chap suddenly thought, “In the realm of ordinary thinking there are worse things than being mislead.” (He began to laugh so consistently that it was sometimes hard for Mary and The Lamb to sleep for long stretches.)

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The border official could offer no explanation since only the gradual would show up on their radar.

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At least once a lifetime this one old rebel sergeant would call out whatever new troops were available, line ’em up in formation and pronounce: “Inasmuch as the revolutionist mind sees ordinary opposition as spurious, does it actually HAVE a legitimate foe?” And right on cue they’d all holler back, “Yes, Sergeant — Complacency!” And he’d shout back, “I can’t H-E-A-R you!” And they’d scream even louder, “Hormones, Sergeant — hormones and age.” (Then he’d smile and go take a leak.)

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A follower of these televised proceeding makes the following comment: “It would seem to me that certain traps exist in one trying to do this revolution thing, like you need to first be serious to even get started — then you gotta not be serious, and then have to get re-serioused all over again — and then get un-serious again, and god knows where it’ll all end.”

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It was closely related genes who originated the idea of “unavoidable conflicts.” …(A revolutionist so advised would act accordingly.)

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Just in secret, just to himself, one guy decided that any thought he had that wasn’t original he wouldn’t even call a thought.

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Over near Plato’s grave a man intended to think and inscribe: “When I was thirty, warfare seemed the perfect metaphor for life; and when I was forty I thought that life itself was warfare; but now that I’m fifty and been shot, killed and captured, I no longer see anything in life as being emblematic of anything else — I guess this means it’s mostly ‘all over’ and that I can go back to sleep now.”

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Growth outgrows everything — including itself — which is the only reason man is able to think about it.

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Stardust in the closet can be mistaken for cobwebs.

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That which you smile at can’t eat you.

…..That which you recognize you can smile at.

….. …and Kyroot added: That which you recognize and smile at doesn’t want to eat you.

….. …and Kyroot observed: Once revolutionist thinking has passed a certain point, it can be profitable not to think about things you can’t eat.

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A couple of kids out in one rebel camp used to play a game in which one would ask the other, “What would a revolutionist hate to see even worse than the return of drum brakes?” And the other one would reply, “A cheap imitation of himself.” (Then they’d both run off into the woods laughing at the prospect of getting old.)