Jan Cox Talk 0997

Human Existence Is Indication That There Is a Tomorrow

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#997 Jul 13, 1992 – 1:07 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to .27. Human existence is an indication that there is a tomorrow.

All Secondary Level World activities are “back-up systems” and are important only when there is no original system and when tomorrow is expected. The supreme back-up system: an index for a dictionary. 

Audio-only: if everybody was in the Neural Revolutionist, there would be no Neural Revolutionist.

The Neural Revolutionist understands the difference between something being broken and its untapped potential.

Some are more normal than others, but Hey! being normal is not much to be impressed about.


The News

One guy hung around himself so long that he got used to it.

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The Professor of Philosophy over in the Anti, Scanti-aCity University told a class: “Those who look to the past for answers need a pair of glasses real bad.”

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The athletes and gourmets of the world believe that the itch they experience arises from a conflict between good-&-evil, or civility-&-impropriety, and thus never think to scratch their head.

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Whenever he’d get intellectually cornered — as a form of self-protection — this one man would begin to lie about where he was from. …(A late-breaking, “P.S.”: Only those snicker who don’t know that this works.)

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During a most surprising and unscheduled city festivity, the mayor stood and announced: “We all run-in-our-sleep.”

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This one reality, to help promote its upcoming take-over of local life, began to bombard the creatures with this slogan regarding the future: “Coming soon: A whole new era in seriousness.”

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An old sorehead sitting on a city curb would periodically look at his calendar watch then cry out to the passing traffic: “Lo — Am I yet sufficiently decayed to be considered wise?”

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“A.D.,” said Kyroot. “Another Definition”: The revolution: The kind of thing you shouldn’t talk about.

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…..A certain man (who had himself to talk to) one day thought: “If everything is just a poor reflection of something else, then what is human existence indicative of?” And he replied, “Can you spell, ‘tomorrow’?”

…..Okay (added Kyroot), here’s another one for you as long as we’re in the vicinity: Imaginary conversation between a City and a Neural Rebel: “Prove that the revolution actually exists!” And the rebel replies: “If you can count to fifty, you can count to sixty.”

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One’s genetic family is the one you go to visit on holidays; one’s universal kin is what eventually comes to visit you.

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To himself, one man thought: “If life really liked me, it’d do something nice for me personally — like cause local reality to maybe lose a hundred pounds.”

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All of the really neat and great things that have happened in life came about through “secret information” — whether those involved knew about it or not.

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There are systems in man which say: “Habit and predictability are our meat-&-potatoes — Leave us be.” While there is one which cries out: “Originality! — Creativity! — such is the food I need.” But jeeze! — talk about your former drowning out your latter! — Jeeze!.

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Men with no sight predict disaster.

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The ole man in the basement told the kid on the elevator, “Once a ‘sense-of-duty’ has grabbed your ankle, the full embrace-of-death is not far behind.” …(The noise and grinding of the machinery that carries the car from floor to floor, many conclude inescapable — all define as “civilization.”)

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Over in this other universe the local god couldn’t afford angels so he used habits instead; …(they worked even better.)

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…then Kyroot (the Transcendental Transit Authority) said: A man who “knows himself” can get a seat on a bus.

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A voice gently moaned: “It is so much easier and pleasant to be concerned, passive, and slightly depressed.” And the world said: “Who said that?” And it replied: “I did.”

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And a fellow writes to us: “This neural revolution thing that you say has always existed, and’s been hanging around in some form or another, well, like I’ve got a question, that may be two or three, but here it is: Does it exist to help people? Or does it exist just to help itself? Or does it exist to get people to help it?”

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In their apparent, extra-curricular efforts, the monks first tried fasting — then over-eating — and they both had their joys. …(Such are the benefits of dancing with a two-legged woman.)

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One guy finally agreed to do his autobiography, but on the appointed day when he showed up he said he’d “forgotten everything.”

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Down the block (you know where) at the Silly household, the family was having their weekly party, and ole man Silly handed out little sweets that contained this festive definition: “A lobotomy: The cutting off of the dancer’s feet.”

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“Back-up-systems” are important under two conditions: Where there is no “original system” and, where tomorrow is expected.

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One unusual city secretly told a few of the citizens: “While here: You can dance-with-tears-in-your-eyes, or with a smile — even with resignation; but don’t be mislead — you will dance.”

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One man’s latest proposal is thusly: “All of the ‘7 Deadly Sins’ have one thing in common: They’re all serious, and you have to wash your hands after each of them.”

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During the endless appearances of critical crossroads, this one reality would tell the creatures they were again faced with the choice: Reform, or Catastrophe.

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A visiting speaker-in-city-park was invited to attend the soapbox this afternoon, and then kindly graced the crowd with this observation: “Man is local life’s best effort thus far, and yet the only one who believes he’s its biggest mistake.”
…(Then in some foreign language I believe he said something resembling, “Go figure.”)

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Another “Time Saver” from the Secret Files: Humanity itself is just a pretense.

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One ole man told the kid: “Serious people are like wounds that have been man-ed.” …(A certain flying squirrel [on an overnight lay-over] thought: “If verbs could do to nouns what nouns have been doing to them, we’d have something worth paying full coach fare for.”)

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The Official City Philosopher the mayor recently appointed just came and told him: “A man who ‘thinks too much’ is a danger.” And hizzonor asked, “To whom?” And he replied, “To no one.” …(Additional proof that the urban scales remain blind, balanced and in tune: [To wit]: The more complicated secondary life becomes, the more simplistic it becomes, and vice versa.)

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And a fellow near an incline, claiming to have some Kyrootian connection said: “Doomsayers don’t know shit! — Even when they’re proven right they don’t!”

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Trying to unravel the mysteries of life using standard-issue intellectual equipment is akin to trying to solve a crossword puzzle with a cigarette lighter. …(Okay, since you asked: Comparable in the revolutionist realm would be taking a flame-thrower to this Kyroot itself.)

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The cities and secondary worlds of man continue to sigh and say that without some melancholy they don’t see how they’d ever be creative even a little bit.

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One of the Inspectors noted to a tenant: “Just think: If we could have originally kept the fumes from the basement from ever reaching the upper stories, we wouldn’t be in the shape we are here today.” And the resident replied: “Yes — we wouldn’t even have a ‘here’, or a ‘today’.”

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…and Kyroot noted: The safety of city sanity is in having an Index for your dictionary. …Oh yeah (added Big K.), if you’d like it more in the area of behavior, latch on to it like this: The stability of ordinary man is such that when he’s shot in the gut, he’ll grab his stomach and say, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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The nastier became the emotional and limbic in-fighting, the more some involved took umbrage; one man however, slipped away and took an express bus.

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Then for those who may have missed any of the several recent meetings, Kyroot repackaged it and presented again thusly: In spite of your good intentions and best efforts, it’s still awfully hard to override your hormones.

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A revolutionist’s greatest weapon is self-pity.

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Creativity is an intellectually attempted dash-for-freedom; freedom from the polarized prison others take for normalcy.
…(Without captivity ordinary minds would find the secondary world unbearably boring.)

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Before every visit this one god would make to local reality, his advance men would send word that all of the serious should be taken away to a holding area until he had gone.

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The Three Difficult Sisters were rowing on the lake and the first one said: “A philosophical system without rituals is troublesome to embrace.” And the second sister countered, “A philosophical system without any rituals is near, non-existent.” And the third one added, “Even the possibility of a philosophical system without rituals is far too sublime to be talked about by the likes of us.” And they drifted off into a cove.

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One guy says that a book is like a man with his head cut off.

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Intellectually speaking — or maybe that’s, metaphorically, or even symbolically, no let’s make it, intellectually — intellectually speaking, this one man found himself living next door to rats; rats who were extremely nasty, noisy, crude, and well armed; he alternately cursed, laughed and was frightened by them; they, on the other hand, amongst themselves only had one comment concerning him: “Minor inconvenience.” …(Those informal students of architecture [the ones with the funny glasses] — are sometimes able to spot the normal up-&-down movements of the elevators as taking a perpendicular turn when they think no one is watching.)

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City item: Some people say life tastes bitter. While others find it more like peppermint.

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…and Kyroot noted: An anonymous postcard you received says that although it is insane, impossible, and highly unlikely, none the less, a really “civilized” — (we’re talking super “civilized”) — man would be one whose mind could teach his muscles a thing or two about aggression.

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The chap taking up the tolls said: “Men are divided into two camps: Those who think life’s a big office party that’ll be starting any moment now, and those who think it’s a union organizing meeting.”

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And now for Kyroot’s “Piggley-Kuiggley Of The Day”: No one runs on full power, except in the future, and there would be no future if everyone were running on full power.

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…..and in our audience a man notes: “It would seem to me that to properly comprehend what this neural revolution thing is about would be to understand and remember the difference between something being ‘broken,’ and its untapped potential.”

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…..and yet another chap comments: “One benefit I have derived from watching your show is that I am now especially thankful that all illness is just physical.”

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A bus that breaks is a healthy bus; a train that stops will run again; but…

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A message was delivered here to the station from a god who says if we’ll quit talking about him, he’ll quit talking about us.

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A bus that breaks is a healthy bus; a train that stops will run again, but…
…..A plane that ever lands ain’t no rebel plane.

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As he’d moved from one happy skirmish to another, a rebel warrior said he thought one of the final battlefields from which to depart would be that of Heartbreak. …(City Code Notice: A building’s emotional system must be kept in reasonable repair until one is ready to move. — Why the hell aren’t you ready to move?!! –)

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As we sped toward the airport the cabbie looked back and said: “For thousands of years city thinkers have opined that ‘The Curse of man is him knowing he is man,’ but (he added as he adjusted the rear view mirror), I’ll update this for you if I may: The real ‘curse-of-man’ is in him knowing he is man and then finding this curious.”

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Then Kyroot offered some more, “Unusually Profitable Datum For City Success And Understanding At No Additional Cost”: It doesn’t matter who was the first to actually sail around the world, all that counts is the first who did and then wrote about it. …(Why do you think they call it the “secondary” world!)

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As with many other systems and creatures, if a revolution gets worn and weary, it gets serious. …(“Quick! — run for your once-freedom-loving lives and looseness.”)

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A man who collects cardboard says he understands fully the difference between science and religion inasmuch as when he was younger he dealt only in paper. …(As regards some secondary hobbies and activities, their relative merits may be measured by their ease of storage.)

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Then Kyroot offered a condensed version of a more complex melody: The insides of man are just about what you’d expect; the insides of man are just about what you’d find shown in a high school biology textbook; the insides of man are much more, much less, much additional side-ways, and more again than all of that.

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As he lay happily, not seriously injured, on his little contrived corner of the battlefield (which is always how it is over there) he realized he only had one bullet left, and concluded he could use it to best advantage by either: Eating it, using the powder to clean his wound, or load it up, and shoot all plans for a secondary future.

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…and Kyroot said to all interested ears: If you think the revolution seems vague to you, consider how much more invisible it must be to real rebels.

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The Hey Man sends this message: “Some people are more normal than others, but — hey! Nobody’s normal enough to get excited about — Hey!”

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The local said: “I’d rather be dead than sad.” And the universal replied: “Stick around — you’re gonna get both.”

To a rebel there is only one form of negative self-indulgence: Minimal thinking.

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One guy drew up his own original “coat of arms,” that featured the word, “EEL” (along with a sketch of that aquatic creature): In private he says the letters represent, what is to him, the only thing that makes life worthwhile: “E.E.L.” — those moments of, “Extraordinary Ephemeral Lucidity.”

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From your local city comes this letter: “As I’ve attempted to improve myself I have at times tried to be stronger and more self-sufficient, while at others I thought I should be more tender and caring; does this not sound like life, or not?! Does this not sound like a man who will get no more than he needs?! (You know: What seems to keep me thinking about this mental-revolution-thing is that it often feels as though the future is talking to me; and even though I can’t understand exactly what it’s saying, there’s no doubt that the mere presence of it’s voice proves that ‘right-now’ is not forever, nor current choices, all that’s possible.”)

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As he sat in the woods alone, he thought: “If I were young again, I’d learn to play with guns — yes, guns; and I would learn to shoot stupidity — yes, shoot it and slay it — or laugh at it; yes, shoot it, or laugh at it — if I were young again.”

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You can be young again.

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