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Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:09:55 PM »
Only for as long as it takes to get it back on track.
Do not adjust your set: normal service will be resumed, shortly.

1517
Interzone / Re: What 'thinking' actually is...
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:08:46 PM »
You see your mind as being one with your ego?
I see it a little differently.

Ego, although a product of mind, is not the mind, itself.
Ego is identity-dependence, which is necessary as a child, in order to establish oneself in life.
This is me. This is what I am. Notice me. Appreciate me.

Whereas mind is an intelligent tool to problem-solve. There when you need it. It solves problems.
I use my mind to do all sorts of things, but when those things are done, click: off it goes, back to sleep.

Maybe I misunderstood your comment?

1518
Interzone / Authority.
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:01:57 PM »
Nobody actively likes authority. Even when they understand the need for it.
Because authority is one of those things synonymous with its abuse.
It scares and threatens. What's to like?

Yet authority is like a fence: it keeps stuff in, as well as keeping stuff out.
In itself, it is neither good nor bad. It sets the stage, delineates the ends of things.
No field-game can take place without the field being first established.

I am not a champion of Civilization, because I see the end result of it.
With its inevitable descent into the swamps from which it arose, one has to wonder why even bother in the first place.
But any game lasts as long as it lasts. And while it does, its rules apply.

Crows really do, sometimes, carry big sticks. Native lore has interesting things to say about crows.
Moving outside of time and space. Spanning life and the afterlife. Keepers of The Sacred Law.
The Sacred Law is very simple. It goes something like this:

Respect and Reverence are your birthright. Your only birthright.
Bearing this in mind, you will move with the current of life.
Swim against this flow, and trouble will vie with struggle, all your days.

And you will surely drown.



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Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 22, 2013, 07:06:28 PM »
That, my little nothing, gets you removed.
Innumerable chances have come and gone.
Nobody needs you.

1520
Interzone / Re: Humility. What is it?
« on: March 22, 2013, 06:44:29 PM »
You're on a roll, Cargest. Wisest man around.
I don't get to see this very often.

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Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 22, 2013, 06:39:52 PM »
You may not dislike me, but I certainly dislike you.
However, this can change in an instant, and change back, depending entirely upon the content you offer.
That comment was what this forum is aiming at. Thoughtful, useful, creative.

My wife just observed that I am like an industrial vacuum cleaner, and while that made me laugh, it is absolutely true.
I am here for a specific purpose: to clean up, and to do it in a very industrial way.
But being me, I do what do, anywhere: and this is what you see.


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Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 22, 2013, 06:20:25 PM »
What is this psycho hang-up you have with 'passive-aggression'?
If you were physically standing before me, I would happily smash your face in.
Alas this is not to be. And so I must adapt to reality.
I don't like you, and you don't like me. This is not passive-aggression, it is mere fact.
Grow some balls, unter-man. There will be many people you don't like along the way.
Every moment you spend trying to make them look stupid is a moment you'll never get back.

1523
Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 22, 2013, 06:08:12 PM »
Whoa!
Go Man Go!

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Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 22, 2013, 06:06:49 PM »
Aha. What's this, then? A real, live, Uber-Man.
Cargest gets to be commenter-of-the-week!
Nice one.

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Interzone / 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:38:18 PM »
Interesting place, this.
Sparsely populated by characters acting as if they are 'Uber-Men'.
I had never heard - or read - that term before my arrival, and so I watched, and read, hoping to discover what it might mean.
I saw the offerings of a few of these self-styled Uber-Men and felt a sense of bewilderment.
Because there really didn't seem to be anything Uber about them.
In fact, the most visible thing was an acting-as-if by those who seemed not to know anything about what they were acting-as.
Not that this is very unusual. I see this all the time. People re-imagining the world as they would have it be, with themselves in the starring role. It is a very common thing, indeed, this game of Boss-Of-The-World. I knew a child, back in the '60s, who played this very game, with me as his guileless minion, because I was a child, too, and it all seemed harmless enough, and rather fun, even if I had no clue what it was really about.

Uber: Above. Better-than. Superior.
Man: What exists after the boy is obsolesced and removed from service.

One might imagine that being an Uber-Man would entail actually being somehow superior to the Unter-Men. As opposed to snotty, immature, egotistical, boorish, and useless. To imagine this seems reasonable. Maybe I have it all wrong, though. Maybe what I assume it means has nothing at all to do with what it actually means.

Or maybe I am the only Man who actually does know what it means. In which case, here are a few pointers in how to become, and be, a Uber-Man...

The big thing is to replace the acting-as-if with actually being the thing.
Uber-Men do not act like Uber-Men. They are Uber-Men.
This is good advice for life in general, and not restricted to simply being Uber.
Wish not to be like The Master. Be The Master.

Anyway, you can't be an Uber-Man before you are even a Man. And so being a Man, as opposed to a fake, is undeniably a good start. And a Man is a stand-alone entity. He does not engage in Mob Mentality. He does not see some innocent being attacked and automatically rush to put the boots in before the moment passes. He tends, instead, to defend the one being attacked, even to his own cost. Because he is a Man.
This selfless and courageously virtuous act elevates the Man from being merely Man, to the status of Uber-Man.
To cite only one simple example of what being a Uber-Man entails.

To sum up:
To be a Uber Man, you must do more than be rude, profane, obnoxious, aggressive and toxic.
You must first discover what it is to be a Man. Having mastered that somewhat time-consuming and difficult feat, you must then set about discovering what it means to be Uber.

Good luck.


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Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 22, 2013, 04:37:45 PM »
Better yet, just know you are a tree.
That is why cutting trees down is not something to undertake lightly.
Trees die, by themselves, by and by. Then, with some satisfying effort, they can become heat-exchangers that keep you warm while you harvest them, and keep you warm again, while you burn them in your stove.

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Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 22, 2013, 04:25:46 PM »
Another thread ruined by crowsturbation.

"Musical opinion? Opinions aren't real bro"

On the other hand, had you asked for considered observations about Gustav Mahler, I would have had none to offer.

Then don't pollute.

That's yet more gratuitous insult, faggot.
My contribution was humour, of which you demonstrably have none.
While yours was the usual sniping valueless vomit, auto-initiated by mob instinct.

Humour doesn't wreck threads.
Witless assaults, like yours, do.
Cause and effect, see? Simple stuff. Insult people, for zero reason, and you start a war.
This little entrenched mob is really going to have to be disbanded. Examples made. That sort of thing.
So much for 'uber-men'.

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Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:58:40 AM »
You are becoming clearer.
I really couldn't make any sense of most of what preceded your latest posts.
We all have to find a path to follow, and very few are anything like the same.
If it was easy, everyone would be doing it :)

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Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:27:25 AM »
I feel we are talking about two very different states here.
If I understand you, you are convinced you are infallible, owing to whatever you feel you have discovered.
While I know I am infallible, because I know that what I know, doesn't originate in me.

I write things I didn't know, until they are written. Clearly, my thinking mind is not producing what comes out.
But as soon as I proof-read it, I know now.
Sometimes I relate from experience, but the experience itself seems, in retrospect, like something guided.
Events that should have killed me, didn't, and somehow couldn't.
I live a charmed life.
The only demands made of me, in return for my survival, is that I learn.

If what you have works for you, that's great. Lucky you. Few could claim that.
I observe, though, that for as long as you give oxygen to your ego, it will hold you back.
I observe, too, that you don't fight me any more. It's better, no?


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Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 22, 2013, 04:58:33 AM »
Hats off to you. You are right.
Nothing I write - with the exception of when I get peeved - comes from me.
I don't know where it comes from.
But it can only happen in the absence of thought.

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