A lot has been written in the annals of philosophy concerning humankind's nature, vs. the gift/curse we have of thought and logic.
Nature, as we all see before us, works in boom and bust cycles. A petri dish experiment confirms our wiring: if there is food, our DNA turns on and we boom. If there is no food, we bust. That is our very nature.
Philosophy dictates there is more. Even going back to eastern/biblical times, there has been discussion of Thought as an overriding factor. As such, we were given the tree of knowledge and told NOT to eat the apple. That it would unleash thought and logic. It is that very interplay - between our nature and our reason, that we find ourselves living a manic life.
Ignorance, it has been said, is bliss. Is Thought the giant vortex we can lose ourselves in that complicates our very existence? It it that which causes us to grit our teeth and gives us tears of pain and tears of joy?
Or is it the ultimate hope? At what point does logic and reason override our very nature, and move us to a different plateau of existence? We seem to be able to Think of this existence, but only very mild strides have been taken to get anywhere near true implementation. In fact, I'll argue we haven't done anything. First it was raping the nearest cavewoman, then it was raping the beasties on the plains, nowadays it is raping the minerals of the earth itself.
Thoughts, comments, flames all welcome.
Let me tell you, my father-in-law now lives in Florida - he was pulled over by a local deputy who refused to give him an inch of courtesy - he gets furious when he tells that story!
The one time I pulled the card out, Jack, was maybe 2002...all at that time identified (and sympathized) with NYC cops... As I mentioned earlier, there's quite a large extended family up there - there were many family gatherings over the subsequent two years - what was a somewhat distant tragedy to the country, was horrifically part of many peoples' lives there...
ok..ok..ok..i was kinda teasin...but there is one gift i can give bto my friends on the board...dont judge yet..do with it what you will..but if u are ready to hear the message...it can help...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_Here_Now_(book)...just thought everyone already knew this stuff...
Hitting no Yahoo seems to take my avatar off every once in a while . I never touch it. I asked Natsolilfly if i should put the business suit on and she said the guys here would be disappointed so I remain THE VILLAGE HARLOT. with pleasure i might add!
hate to say it guys...but..as far as weve come as a species...we are only one step away from that wild animal from which we came...think about it....the instincts are always there...bubbeling under the surface...there are a few among us who have truly evolved into anything different...but..if society broke down..they would surely be dragged down with it....would any of us know how to make a cell phone..if there was armageddon...lol...we would be cavemen again...like ferril hogs....lmao...sorry...
Ride the ride, bail when it subsides...
that works....until it dont. Rome did it for centuries, but I wouldnt have wanted to be alive when they fell........which was for govt apathy and financial greed by the way. remind you of any country?