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Interzone / Re: Sic transit gloria mundi.
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:13:52 AM »
Hehe  :)
That's some tale, even if I haven't a clue what most of it means. No matter. I get the gist.
It's a wondrous thing, being young. That much I do remember.

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Interzone / Re: Logic. What is it, anyway?
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:33:40 PM »
That was a comment worth reading. Nice one!

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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:29:43 PM »
Well, that a worthy attempt at clarification. Thank you for your efforts.
Yet, being something of a dolt, it still didn't explain much of anything to me.
I often find that complexity becomes impenetrable, and says nothing I can understand.
Which, I suppose, is why I am such a fan of simplicity.
There are great advantages to being a simpleton, but this is something not generally appreciated, or valued, by many.

Personally, the urge to play, with just about anything, overrides any other consideration.
Which is a trait I first observed, and soon came to emulate, in crows.
Probably a crow would cackle its head off at my humour, much as I laugh myself silly at the zany antics of crows.



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Interzone / Re: Logic. What is it, anyway?
« on: November 05, 2013, 03:05:06 AM »
Only in Reality.
Include people in the equation, especially mad ones, and that no longer holds true.

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Interzone / Why we worry.
« on: November 05, 2013, 02:12:53 AM »
Worrying about things is something everybody knows about.
Or at least, knows what it is like.
But why do we do it?

Insecurity/fear. Nothing more.
Imagining a possible scenario, or a scenario that is approaching, and doubting one's ability to deal with it.

But consider: worrying depends upon lead-time. Something that seems to threaten, but at some point in the future.
Nobody worries about being broke when one actually is broke. Or being caught shoplifting when one actually is caught. One simply deals with whatever it is, to the best of one's ability, when it happens.

Is there an answer to worrying? Since absolutely nobody enjoys doing it, having an answer to it might be good.
Yes, there is an answer to worrying. About anything!

Know thyself. Completely. This involves becoming completely honest. Which, as an added benefit, involves being completely honest with oneself. This honesty unlocks hidden potential, that lies dormant in everyone, enabling them to be more capable than they ever imagined. One's entire toolkit becomes available for use, and a formidable toolkit it is.

I haven't worried about much, for a long time, and, as if by osmosis, neither has my wife. What comes, comes.
We deal with whatever comes, as it comes, and experience shows that, with this approach, there is very little that can not be dealt with. It is a strategy that works.

Imagine being completely confident, in any situation. Not merely acting like it, but being it, for real.
Imagine never doubting one's ability to deal with absolutely anything that comes up.
You don't have to just imagine it, though. It is not difficult to achieve.

Only people who don't know themselves, worry. Those that do know themselves, don't worry.
Worrying is a big deal for those who are unable to not worry. Some even end up as suicides.
It is a very good idea to spend time reintroducing yourself to yourself. Only this time, honestly.
If there is a key, or keys, to becoming superhuman, then this is one of them.


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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:18:12 AM »
Humour is just the thing for just about everything, with the one great drawback of there being so many people who have no idea of what it is, let alone what it means.

I once read a strange line, in a science fiction novel, by my favourite SF author, Larry Niven:
"Humour is often connected with an interrupted defense-mechanism".
I never did understand that line, but it doesn't sound very encouraging.

It only goes to show:
Nobody's perfect.

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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 05, 2013, 12:43:02 AM »
Get a fokkin' lief  :)

Sorry. My humour so often gets the better of me.
I have no advice for such people. I have no experience of being such a character.


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Interzone / Re: Sic transit gloria mundi.
« on: November 05, 2013, 12:40:09 AM »
Hehe  :)
That would have been beautiful, even without my knowing it was all absolutely true.
My wife loved it, too, and recognized every description.
While it is a fact that no language can do the reality justice, your depiction of it is about as good as it gets.
Yes. That's glory!

Per ardua ad astra!


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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 04, 2013, 11:55:00 PM »
Are you not a gorgeous young stud? That's a shame. Imagine the fun you could have, if you were. In reality, of course, if you were, it would worry you even more that, in spite of your great beauty, so many girls still shunned you. 
But I digress...

No, a mirror shows me what I prefer to see, more or less. Maybe mirrors worry about getting smashed, in a random fit of pique. Photos for driver's licenses, passports, mugshots, etc. are a whole other story:
These days, no hats, no glasses, and definitely no smile is allowed. No natural head-angle, either. You are required to endure a non-likeness of your face that will haunt you for years to come, or until you cut your throat, whichever comes sooner.

Are you really unaware that you can not-worry? Really?
No doubt you have been puzzled by my frequent references to the art of not-thinking. Most people are. Because they have never once been able to do it. But it is eminently possible to not-think. And once you are able to, then as a side-effect, you are also able to not-worry. No thought = no anxiety.

I just came back inside from a walk in my formerly beautiful and tidy woods, only to have found, out there, five trees blown down in a recent windstorm. Big trees. One was huge. I stopped when I saw this, looked impassively at it all, and said out loud:
"Wat a fokkin' may-ass".
Which roughly translates into:
"Oh dear. How dreadful".
It will take me weeks to clear up that disaster, move all the debris out to the fence line, convert the trunks into firewood, and haul it all home, uphill, in a wheelbarrow. It will be tiresome and arduous, but it is not now, and so why get upset?

Meditate, my ugly amigo. Breathe deeply, slowly, and long. Do it for ages, and finally, you will find you are no longer thinking. And while having a completely silent mind may worry you, at first, it will not worry you for long.





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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:44:59 PM »
As in pre-menopausal? Maybe I didn't understand.

On a lighter note, today I made the rare move of calling my much-hated Volvo dealer, enquiring as to whether, or not, he had any steel rims for my snow tires. He counter-enquired as to whether I really wanted steel rims, to which I replied that I would actually prefer papier-mache rims, over steel, but was having a terrible time tracking any down.

The really depressing thing was when I realized he was taking me seriously, as he comprehensively outlined the disadvantages of such rims, over steel.

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Interzone / Re: Who attends this forum?
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:34:30 PM »
Such judgmentalism. Tsk, tsk. I'm sure there are masses of people who really enjoy reading crap.

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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:32:27 PM »
You've never been on a date?????
Hahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!
Me neither  :(

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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:12:43 PM »
You'll never make it, without a date-pit-removing machine.

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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:50:18 PM »
So why do you involve yourself in the internet? It's humans neurosis x1000 with the added benefit of being anonymous so people feel even less restrained than normal.


I may be neolithic, but I'm not a complete neanderthal. Who can escape the internet, these days?
At least I can mostly escape the actual human presence behind the seething internet hordes.

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Interzone / Re: How to not disappear up your own ass.
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:48:32 PM »
Funny you should mention that. I was thinking how ugly I was, just this morning, based upon official photos for official documents. And that I was so ugly that it really didn't matter. I mean, if you're only a bit ugly, maybe you worry about it, but when its so extreme, there's nothing you can do, anyway. So why worry?
Why worry about anything?
It makes absolutely no difference to the eventual outcome, except that whatever it is you're worrying about will have depleted you, and rendered you less able to deal with whatever it was you were worried about.


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