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Interzone / Re: If it really is me.
« on: November 11, 2013, 10:34:25 PM »
None of this is very helpful, since unless you are able to not-think, the whole idea of not-thinking is unknowable.
Put as simply as possible: not-thinking enables one to respond seamlessly to whatever arrives, without the disaster-prone interpretation that the mind forces.
You can never really know yourself by thinking about it. If you think about it, you will interpret your own thoughts, and whatever you are will remain invisible to you.
Being, is knowing. Thinking, is not. Knowing, in this context, is something that does not result from thinking.

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Interzone / Re: Misanthropy
« on: November 11, 2013, 10:00:57 PM »
People, being largely socialists, confuse the term planet, with humans.
The planet can survive huge meteor strikes, almost up to the size of moons.
Humans can't.
Nor, apparently, can dinosaurs.

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Interzone / Re: If it really is me.
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:58:20 PM »
I've heard it said that you are what you think you are.
So perhaps you are, indeed, what you think.
But I don't see it like that.

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Interzone / Re: Misanthropy
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:45:51 PM »
Nothings impossible. Though, between us girls, I'm not too worried. It's checked by a dwindling resource base.

Great Scott!!! You're all girls!
What can this mean?
How could I have been so blind???

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Interzone / Re: If it really is me.
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:42:38 PM »
That, I am sure, is up to you to discover.
May your journey be a fruitful one.

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Interzone / Re: Misanthropy
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:32:41 PM »
I was referring to humans, by the metaphorical term 'virus'.
But really, there isn't much difference between the two.

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Interzone / Re: If it really is me.
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:29:12 PM »
Is my body like a shelter I am staying in? or a vehicle I am travelling in?


Nobody addressed this question :)

I've often considered my physical body to be as you describe. A place for me to be, a way to get around. A means of getting physical things done, in a physical environment. While being - like a vehicle - not 'me'.
People often identify with what they own, and especially with their cars. It's hardly surprising, then, for people to mistake their life-support/transportation system for who they are.

In the incredible way of the young, years ago, I finally left my '66 Rambler American for dead, and bought a new AMC Eagle. I imagined, naively, that everyone would be really impressed with my new car, only to find that nobody gave a toss, if they even noticed it, at all. Probably, for most, this is the reaction people have to other peoples' bodies. Much to the dismay of anyone who imagines their body to be beautiful.

It's all very mysterious. And that - at this point - suits me fine.



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Interzone / Re: Misanthropy
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:10:13 PM »
That's OK. Planets tend to operate in long time-spans.
There's nothing a virus can do to it that it can't bounce back from.
Things don't look good though, in the long term, for the virus.

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Interzone / Re: How do you want to die?
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:55:45 PM »
I had a strange experience a year or two ago.
I lay, beneath a tall fir tree, out in the forest, gazing up into the canopy, aware of the endless, gentle rain of needles, falling to the ground, and onto me. It was cool, the sky overcast, and a raven cackled nearby, patiently.
I thought about all those falling needles, gradually covering everything, until there was only an indistinct lump, out in the forest. All trees end up like that, slowly decaying, underneath a ever-deepening carpet of debris and moss.
Not a bad end, I thought. easy, gradual, natural...
It was sad, but not sad. Poignant, perhaps.

I see myself being made use of, in the end, by birds, animals, insects, and finally by trees. In the manner of plains indians, left out under the sky, on a wooden platform. Probably that will not be the way it will be, but that is how I imagine it.

The manner of my death? A gradual fading out, and losing touch with life, snuggled under my blanket of needles, somewhere in the forest.


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Interzone / Re: Hello
« on: November 11, 2013, 07:59:07 PM »
...In the end, however, I have decided to man up and participate. Perhaps I will regret my decision and disappear, but for now I am committed to giving this a shot...


I frequently feel the same way about all this :)
Are you really a tree, or just a group of Irishmen who can't spell Three?
Whatever: welcome to the ubermenschenbahn.


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Interzone / Re: If it really is me.
« on: November 10, 2013, 03:16:29 AM »
Considering all the things I might be, I find I am none of them.
Considering all those things I am not, I could be forgiven for considering myself to be nothing.



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Interzone / Re: If it really is me.
« on: November 10, 2013, 03:01:38 AM »
One thing of which you can be certain:
You are not what you think.

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Interzone / Re: How's it going?
« on: November 10, 2013, 12:07:17 AM »
Does anyone know how to translate the Google translation into English?

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Interzone / Re: Being somebody
« on: November 09, 2013, 08:24:31 PM »
It's the way of the young to want to be 'somebody'. Nothing unusual about that.
Age generally takes care of it. But when it doesn't, some investigation is in order.
It is probably a healthy thing to want to be somebody, as long as that somebody you wish to be is you, and not somebody you definitely are not.

One of the major challenges everybody faces at some point, is figuring out who they are.
It would seem to be a simple enough thing, but it can be considerably more difficult that it seems.
The longer you leave it, the more difficult it becomes.


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Interzone / Re: How's it going?
« on: November 09, 2013, 08:18:25 PM »
My Spanish isn't good enough to make very much of that, and Google doesn't automatically offer to translate.
Is there a trick to waking Google up? If there is, it would be good to know how.

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