Jan Cox Talk 0969

All Collective Wisdom Is the “Perfect Maybe”

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#969 May 6, 1992 – 1:00
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :28. Non-Revolutionists seek the “perfect maybe”; all collective wisdom, all religion is the perfect maybe. It is the open-end of progress. 

The cutting edge of the Secondary Level World is variety and complexity; consider the connection to thinking. 

Life forces men to become more civilized for its own benefit (as well as man’s, though he isn’t aware of it).

If the Neural Revolutionist is not going to play “reformer”, what does he have to say? Heroism was the Secondary Level World apparent first victory over the Primary Level World. 

When you run out of dualism you run out of the Secondary Level World.


The News

Ignorance is an elusive creature only to ordinary trackers.

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On some planets straight-forward-ideas tend to make most men dizzy.

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Those not in pursuit of the revolution seek the “perfect maybe.”

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Over in a land, growing increasingly mental and cosmopolitan, there is a man who’s made his reputation predicting the past.

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The dead can laugh at anybody!…anybody dumb enough to take them seriously.

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…then Kyroot offered this tid-bit to private eye fans: If you don’t investigate life — it’ll investigate you!

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There is a curious kind of freedom in saying that you have none.

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It is difficult to think something for the first time; to do it for a second is a waste of.

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Embalming the dead was the collective’s attempt to create a revolutionist.

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After he’d reached a certain age, this one man tried to live a satire of his previous life.

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Almost everything men presently know is already outdated.

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From Kyroot’s Myth Update: Those who learn to think anew are born a second time.

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Glancing at his hands one man noted, “A great thing about being a real revolutionist is that there’re no coat tails to tempt your grasp.”

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Original thought is every rebel’s child.

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One afternoon whilst rowing on the lake, the Three Proverb Brothers thusly chatted: Brother One said, “What is a man but his behavior.” And number Two stepped in to add, “And what is a man’s behavior other than what he has thought.” To which Brother Trace tacked on, “And what are a man’s thoughts other than reflections on his behavior.” …(Rowing and chatting — Ahhh, what a life.)

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The cutting edge between the primary and secondary worlds is in the matter of variety and complexity; all else is but fashion and salad dressing.

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One guy’s theory is that “It’s never too late as long as you spell ‘to’ with just one ‘O’.”

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…and the old dependable mid-field-wife, Kyroot, said: Everyone is born with a suit on — Oh, I know you can’t see it, it’s inside…it’s your nervous system.

…..then Kyroot (trying to look like somebody else briefly) said: Well, if people are born with a suit already on, you know what that means! — It means they’ve also already got a bus schedule in their pocket — that’s what it means.

…..then, as a bonus for shopping today, this neuro-socio fashion tip: People already dressed don’t want to hear anything about “New clothes.”

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A gardener’s advice to this visiting niece, “Never ask a stupid rhetorical question unless you have a suitable answer for it.” …(One chap’s brain told him, “Hey, if you ever get tired of laughing at other people’s ideas, I’ve got a suggestion for you.”)

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When goods become services, the secondary is born; when needs turn to rituals, religion begins its breath.

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One of the speakers in the park apparently tried to “sum it all up” for the entire city by saying, “To ‘be alive’ is to be dysfunctional.” …(Later — much later — over coffee, the city told him that it “appreciated” his concern.)

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You could say that the revolutionist approach has two prongs, a short one & a long one: One, to see through ordinary thinking, the other to see beyond it.

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A chap walking toward the airport said, “Being rich must be one of life’s most admirable hobbies,” and after taking a few more steps added, “which must be why the rich speak of it so highly.”

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Why be acoustic in an amplified world.

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During a recent thunderstorm two men were chatting and one said, “Intellectual martyrdom doesn’t pay as well as it used to.” And the other one added, “And it never did.”

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The (Ah hum!) — fairness and compassion of the secondary world is such that one fine city announced, “Let those who cannot afford rats have mice.”

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Becoming civilized calls upon the expenditure of certain resources for a favorable trade that some cannot perceive.

…..then, reflecting the sentiments of many, Kyroot said: Why trade the certainty of your bus seat for a plane ride, when you don’t even know what drinks will be served.

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One ole man told the kid, “Everyone goes to night school.” And El Nipper asked, “Is that what dreams are?” “No,” replied El Old-O, “But I knew that’s what you’d first think.” (And the lad said, “Thanks, Dad.”)

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The “thinking-about-time” is its crucifixion — and with you playing both parts.

…..and Kyroot added: While one man did live just down the street from himself, there was another who was nailed to himself…(or at least, stapled.)

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One guy had to continually remind himself, “Around here about the only way you can be important is to say that you are.”

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The real revolution never makes the nightly news.

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…and Kyroot noted: On the inside of his left thigh (positioned just where only he could see it at special and opportune times), one man put this tattoo-reminder: “Being Sick Is No Excuse For Not Dying.”

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To maintain their position, doomsayers must be unswayingly short sighted. (Which might offer another hint as to why those in the religion trade must continue to plow up that same old field again and again.)

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…and in the area of urban-info Kyroot noted this: As long as you accept the communiques delivered by your local mail service, you’ll never understand what the letters actually mean.
…(P.S.: It is not lightning’s job to both strike and say, “Uu! — did that hurt?”)

…..additional city orientation tip: So long as the measurement of a thing and the thing remain separate subjects, rest assured — you’re still in the secondary world.

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The first speaker in yesterday’s park (after muttering some sarcastic side bar regarding misplaced modifiers), took to the dewy soapbox and declared to the early crowd, “I say it’s all quite simple — quite simple and plain; I say that if there was the least chance that men actually ‘knew-what-they’re-doing’ then so many of them wouldn’t be whining about their present state.” (He waved his arms in a final flourish, then asked the assembled, “See what I mean?!” [But none replied.])

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And a fine, upright citizen offered up this observation: “Peoples’ main hobby on the bus seems to be ‘crisis control’.”

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A certain successful Philistine said, “Philistines have certainly suffered an undeserved ‘bad-rap’.” And many of his Philistinian brothers said, “Yeah.”

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All feel a certain call from their ancestors’ past when brutishness and stupidity were the order of the day.

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And a man writes to the Advice Doctor: “Dear Doctor: Is being ‘civilized’ actually important?” Dear Sir: It’s always according to whether you’re talking about yourself, or the people who live next door to you.

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Whenever this one rebel’s brain seemed tempted to “speak-up” outwardly, he’d tell it: “If you’re not going to ‘play reformer’ what is there to say!”

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What men call “mystical experiences” are the result of them being satisfied to live in the basement as long as they can periodically attend a dance in the penthouse.

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Fiction is man’s written attempt to be rebellious.

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And one rebel thought: “If thinking is dancing, then revolutionist thought is choreography.”

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A chap pumping his own gas, while still keeping an eye on the philosophical scoreboard, turned and said, “In today’s world, even under the best of conditions, facts over a year or so old are already getting shaky.”

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One father attempted to direct his children in this fashion, “If you do start to ‘come apart’ try not to do it at both ends.”

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Those with a message for all mankind must always be serious.

…..”Ring”…”Oh, Hello, do you have a message for me?” “Nope — sorry.”

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The answers to a rebel’s questions are not found in books but in his genes.

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In man’s secondary world, pride generally goeth before a success; …(This has all worked out real well.)

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It is amazing (in the significantly sarcastic sense of the word), with what tolerance dying hormones can address growing ones.

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While this one god was showing a group of visiting dignitaries around the local reality he noted, “Life here is like the music of a dixieland band — unless, or course, you don’t like dixieland music.”

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…then Kyroot (the ole subversive scout master) said: If you don’t find the primary world worthwhile, you have a problem; if you don’t find the secondary tolerable then we could give two possible off-shoots: One is to say that you’d have double problems, and the other would be to say that you’d be a prime candidate for the priesthood.

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And finally — Oh, finally!, this one wily kid figured out, “If you don’t have people you want to impress, you’ve got nobody to tell you ‘no!'”

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According to one train’s schedule, the stop just past Tidiness is Tiredness; (although some of the passengers swear this is all metaphorical.)

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Heroism was the secondary’s first apparent victory over the primary.

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Over in the city park one of the local philosophers mused, “Things could be different if man’s ‘man-made-world’ was actually made by man.”

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…and Kyroot noted: One man says now that he’s convinced that most of what occurs in life “just happens,” it’s made him super suspicious about the rest.

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When it came their turn at the dais, The Twins stepped forward, adjusted the microphone and began their address (said the first): “Fear is not the half of it.” (Added the second), “Hell, it’s not even the tenth of it.” …(This being said, they ran out of siblings — that is, they ran out of each other — as all dualities do.)

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On his own time, off alone, one man thought, “Trying to be ‘sensitive’ or religious is not much of an excuse for being stupid.”

…..but “Hold the presses!” folks — let’s be fair about this: Stupidity needs no excuse!

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At one time, in this one reality, the revolution went by the temporary name of, “The revolution,” and once those involved had tired of this name they held a contest to find a new one; and the winning suggestion for a new temporary name was, “The revolution.” …(And everyone was as contented as they were before.)

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One family’s inter-genetic advice to itself: Never abuse your step-father; and if you don’t have one — get one!

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In the secondary world all of the “dangerous” new ideas are old ideas called new ideas.

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As he was leaving, this one god told an assistant, “If anything happens while I’m gone that can’t occur, be sure and let me know when I get back.”

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If allowed their way, hormones will play out a kind of “spiraling reincarnation” within one life time — within you.

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Lions won’t lie to you — just like the rest of the primary world.

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…and Kyrooto said: A guy with a frisky mind thought, “I guess you’ll have to agree that everything in life is bittersweet, but you don’t have to admit it!”

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Those who can actually “care” about life cannot do so judiciously or selectively.

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And one guy”s brain told him, “Hey! — If you say you don’t wanna go – that’s good enough for me.”

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After calling all of his friends and neighbors in to celebrate, he told them that from that day forward he was to be known as, “The man with the right idea.”

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Anything not strictly from the primary world is but a form of amusement.

…..a correspondent asks: “Could it be that a revolutionist is just someone who wants more than their share of entertainment in life?”

…..Then a father told his daughter, “From all that’s been noted here before I guess we could then say that a truly civilized person would be one who would rather be sung to than fed.”

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…then this, Kyroot’s caution to kiddie campers: Maps with boundaries will turn on you.

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When they are aware of it at all, ordinary minds perceive original thinking as dangerous. …(Fresh ideas seem dually critical, that is: they seem to both find fault with the present conditions, and represent a potential crisis related thereto.)

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One city’s mayor gave his similarly ambitious son this leadership advice, “When things appear headed in a critical direction, promise to take decisive action regarding the past.”

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According to some cold, northern-reality mythology one ole sorehead once correctly noted: “Pretending to be happy can lead to disastrous results.”

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Looking both outside (and otherwise) one man thought, “It could prove profitable to know what men are capable of.”

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One man began to privately think of his own revolution as: “The attempt to impress my neurons as much as they’ve impressed me.”

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One man’s latest notion is that: “Childish ideas are the longest lived of all secondary creatures.”

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One guy had all the answers — then they changed the questions; then he had all the answers again — and then they changed the questions again, and then he had all the answers again, and then they changed the questions again. This guy’s name was man.

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and to the troops Kyroot noted: If you can grow as you age, your life becomes your resume.

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The few who can see even beyond the time when the secondary must fall, these few are always “the revolution that IS man.”

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A son asked his father, “Does the revolution actually care about those involved in it?” And the elder replied, “Yeah… maybe.”

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Signing himself as, “Guess Whether I’m Being Sarcastic Or Not,” a viewer writes to us this message: “Thanks a lot.”

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An unrecordable, supreme form of heroism is in the revolutionist knowing what he knows and knowing he is therein alone.

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The gym of the mind, where the future works out, and with ne’er a drop of sweat.