Jan Cox Talk 1075

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Real thinking is for grown ups — and life only operates
grade schools.

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The ordinary feel a pretty immediate connection to the rest
of the ordinary. * Compare if you dare. *

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A man thought & wondered: “I understand that to stay alert
and healthy the human nervous system must be in a constant state
of irritation — but hey! — this irritated?!”

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The safety and spurious solitude of “herd life” is that
cows never know they’re in one.

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It is to the advantage of the dense to be attractive — and
if not that, then — serious.

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A man who can think can laugh.

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When it comes to confinement — which inmates might find
captivity most tolerable?: The blind and deaf?, or, the lame and
mute? * What reply could be possibly pertinent once you realize
that the senses themselves are a type of prison. * …(In this
regard you might care to consider that further step the
independent minded like to make wherein they include the
intellect as an additional sense.)

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Being civilizedly alive: Is being where everyone is always
on the way to a very important conference…that never gets
started.

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Plain people are testy people. (Life survives mainly on
plain people.)

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The main thing in the herd is to have something to sell.

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Only ordinary thinking — following the ordinary course —
ever thinks that the road is becoming unseemly cluttered, or
impassable. * If the brain could feel and laugh — it’d feel
tickled over specious challenges, and spurious set-backs. *
…(Leave it to the nerves to “get things straight!” — …on
your off-day, in your dreams, and maybe in the next life.)

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To be “intelligent” in the sea of the collective is to be
equally level in your bobbing and bouncing amidst the other
debris of the ship wreck.

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The independent minded do not look for their future in any
place that shows.

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Active definition: Cows that laugh at other cows: “Social
climbers” who know what they’re doing!

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Some people seem to feelù more than others; some people do
feelù more than others; the civilized wonder why everybody
doesn’t.

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As befits their position — captives process information in
a confined fashion. * One prison’s school motto: “Everything In
— Little Teensy Bits Out.” *

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Serious, “personal relationships” are, within the herd, both
a means of systemic, structure strengthening, and a potential for
individual homicide.

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An expert, who’s an expert in someone else’s field, is of
scant use to the independent minded.

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Though it is obvious that men hear with two ears, walk with
two legs, and see with two eyes, the ordinary continue to assume
that he thinks and speaks but with a single actor.

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Every day of your youth you have the opportunity to go for a
ride: How often do you go? …(Note that we won’t bother to ask
those who need the question put into the past tense.)

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Some people feel more than others; some people are taller
than others.

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If it actually doesn’t matter what you think — then those
who know this are having all the fun!! At an expanded level
however, the term, “doesn’t matter” might operationally translate
as: “The difference between knowing what’s going on and not.”
Mere “indifference” carries little value in non partisan
thinking.

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Children want to work on their soul; adults, on their
position; the independent minded, on their neural back-swing.
* An “Off The Fairway” Tip: It always helps to “keep your head
down” — if it doesn’t make any difference whether you keep it up
or not. *

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When it comes to certain matters intellectual — (such as,
independent, non partisan thinking) — those who can “Be a good
sport” ain’t no sport at all.

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To be mentally passive is to be a patsy.

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What is going on here?!, young Duke and Duchess?!: Would it
not seem that the harm done by words could likewise be un-done?!
(Are other systems in play here perhaps, when harsh human sounds
are made.)

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The dense have one another.

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Rather than run the risk of having to actually make some
intellectual effort, this one man would simply pick up an idea
someone else had already had and let gravity take its course.

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Captives easily accept repetition. Second Stanza: Captives
easily accept repetition, and the dense find little difference.
Third Verse: Now do you understand how institutions survive.

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Those who talk of guilt have no human heart.

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Cows who can smile while being called one — are no longer
just cows. However: In the city when men attain a specific
position, they wish continual note made thereof.

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In the brain of this one irritable man, the small connecting
branches of his neurons ended in diatribes.

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People who nod their head in agreement — with the truth 
when they hear it — never hear the truth. * The greatest law of
physics is The Law Of Balance. * One day, in this other
universe, The Law Of Balance said that it was going to take a
vacation; the punch line to this story is either that: It never
said this — or, it did, and no one heard it. ** Amongst the
many other dualities, man has two ears so that he may be spared
from having to hear “certain things.” **

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The collective herd supports the ordinary; tolerates the
talented, but suffers little the independent.

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Fish who fight the water are never free.

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The main purpose of talk is talk.

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If you take the time to criticize someone else’s ideas, that
means that you thought theirs were better than yours to begin
with. — Just what is it that you believe you’re up to?!

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Never ask a child if he would jump over a cliff just because
the herd did, because he will want to give you two answers, but
won’t know how.
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Medical Update, cum fait accompli: Let the dumb treat the
dumb for dumb maladies.

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The ordinary mind attempts to sharpen itself through the
abrasive, partisan conduct of, this-against-that — pro-against-
con; but the independent minded eventually find little use for a
keen blade when all the local game is so bereft of nourishment.

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Words can explain anything — except why they’re here.

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Civilization & City-Life: Point-blank-reality — all
fancied up. Ordinary, standard-issue cows — sensing their lack
of originality — tend to dress up their external world in ever-
increasing, inventive, verbal adornment.

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With the independent-of-mind, there is no such thing as an
“intellectual” anomaly.

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Critics always have one another — and those they criticize.

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Intellectual, “duplication of services” is only needed by
those who now lack the original ability. * Those who can’t
properly think-once will press onward to do so twice. * Point-
blank-walls offer no second chances — for those who can face up
to them — need none.

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To be intellectually civilized is to think in indelible ink.

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The independently minded are, at times, not totally sure
whether they are completely civilized or not.

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The monotony of collective affairs is in that only bovine
tunes are played in herd ballrooms. * Leather-of-a-feather’s
gonna  stick together! * (Sanity not stable is no-o-o sanity at
all.)
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Don’t talk to the dead.

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The fact that the brain is more round than it is square, or
angular should give you a hint — …(well, I guess according to
how hard up you are for a hint!)

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Cows who talk about freedom are fools; men who dream about
it — cows in sport coats; only those struggling against the
strangulation of partisan thinking are actually doing anything
about it.

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Institutions: Prisons with better p.r.

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Collectively speaking: The herd never lays down on the job.

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The ultimate secret is a man who can think in a secret way.

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Everything public is repetitious. Everything repetitious is
a waste of time.

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Those who ultimately need one another — have one another.

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Remember now: It’s cows — not brains — that can lay down
on the job and still get their work done.

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Non partisan thinking has no “fine print.”

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Well, hey! — if everybody could just “insightfully lighten
up”ù — well, hey! — the whole herd could fall-l-l apart! (The
head herd keeper may have called to say that you still oughta
watch that kinda talk! …[Ahhh!, he didn’t really — but who
cares!])
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Below the herd is nothing. …(nothing for cows).

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All knowledge is “made up”: Therefore: Those who know
nothing — know everything. — This can be understood in two
totally different ways.

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