Sun Oct 21st, 2007 at 06:59:10 AM EST
With thanks to Chris who owes me a painting
Hokkay. Sunday. What are your foundational myths? Kcurie told us his in a recent diary.
well I ahve bunch of them it is a network... but if I wold have to put a source .. the source of them.. I would say three origins.
First and ofremost , schooling.. and teachers in Spain n the 80's .. that's an stuyle of teaching, of education, of.. well everything...
the second origin was a God is love catholiticism very common in spain in the 80's.. a mixture of lvoe philosophy with jesus as some kind of friend. You know all that stuff about loving the otherspecially if it is a foreigner and weird....
The thrid one of course.. my TV..a cutally migeru's and mine.. (we had teh sam TV so we recognize ourselves in our narratives and description).. basically our own Espinete.. and soem comfamous comics..and the old star trek.. also La clave and other p discussion-like cult programs where discussing was abut intelligent people talking intelligent things surrounded by a lot of smoke..
If someon is from the US I would say the more similar mythology you can get is if you take the star Trek New Genrations or Voyager mythology and you take out all the "Marine" stuff".
So...your foundational myths...what are they?
That's the first question.
Then, I have another, but I'm not sure if it's a question, more a request.
I'd like to know what you think is going wrong with your peers--and I don't mean in peers in the widest sense, I mean it in the narrowest sense, I mean: those who you associate with, those who you identify as close to you.
What a strange question, I almost don't know why I'm asking it, but it did occur to me that we sometimes have these doutbs--and being "uber menschen" ain't the way...been there, killed a few million, let's try another way...so...in the spirit of sharing here are my answers:
Education is good
There is such a thing as "too much" and I am probably doing/using it
People "en masse" are hypocrites, violent, and dangerous...unless it's a carnival....(hmmmm....)
To "rebel" is good
Anyone can do it--in principle if not practice: the block is the system (THE MAN) not the individual
Religion: Being "morally good" is the point; any religious people who aren't don't count as religious
Sex: Only when two people are "in love" (with lots of nervous tension lost in that definition....)
Job: Do what makes you happy, not what makes you money
Ach...I'm no good at this, I'm hoping you'll all educate me (see point one above)
Peer Group Pressures
The main problem I find with my peer group is that there are so few of us compared to "the masses" who still believe a whole load of gumpf, and I still believe a whole load of (too much) gumpf...the big post-war push achieved a lot but I never really met the "enlightened" types when I was growing up in (and thanks to) their institiutions (hospital, school, unemployment benefit, grant, etc.)... I'll propose a positive outcome: that we are many but we are not connected yet due to the "new peer-to-peer" network nature of the next evolutionary step.
"We can't evolve while we're throwing sticks at each other," a friend said the other night.
And that's it: a quick Sunday diary. Leave well alone or splurge!