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Post by C_D » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:22 am

Harv said:
The skills and knowledge so called primitive cultures have or had, is not only not a threat, it could or could have been our salvation.
I believe that what you are describing is wisdom. And yes, we have lost much wisdom. But, just to be clear - I was suggesting we may have lost experiential emotions and feelings - and gained a few new ones. Does a tiger experience fear? I suggest it does not. Did human beings always experience fear? I'm not so sure. Maybe, at a certain point, or points, we did not, just like a tiger.

And maybe we're due some new experiential adventures.
...cultural diversity is probably as important as species diversity...
this realisation may make you very unpopular amongst progressive activists. :lol:

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Post by C_D » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:30 am

gods:
Even in the past the future appeared like something to look forward to which had freedom built into it. Sort of like when your a child and you think oh it will be great when i'm an adult cause thats when i will be free to do what i want.Arriving at adulthood the cruel trick has been realized making one long for their youth just as we realize that the present and future is anything but what it should be.
I still marvel at the fact that I can stay up to watch TV until whatever time I wish. There's a large part of me that is still a little boy who wasn't allowed to watch TV at home. On Sundays (the most boring day imaginable to be trapped at home on a wet, cold day), I would sometimes resort to reading a dictionary. A DICTIONARY. :lol:

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Post by gods+lonely=man » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:55 pm

There's a large part of me that is still a little boy who wasn't allowed to watch TV at home. On Sundays (the most boring day imaginable to be trapped at home on a wet, cold day), I would sometimes resort to reading a dictionary. A DICTIONARY.
I was the opposite,a latch key kid who had a fairly uncensored access to media tv/film/magazine/books/comics.Cable tv was my babysitter/surrogate parent.The thing is at many points in my childhood/adolescents i spent hours after school at public libraries cause they were a ''safe place'' for me do homework/read while waiting for my mom to get off of work and pick me up.Having physical access to a full spectrum of information really went a long way in creating a autodidactic mindset which has continued on past those years.Learning without the constraints of authority is key in my mind as to why i still quest on a regular basis to revise my understanding of reality.Love of learning for its own sake instead of reward systems has a lot to do with what among many is right/wrong with society/people today.Getting a job at a comic book store at age 12 i also immersed myself into a subversive world/alternative reality that informed me in thinking about things from different angles.Around the age of 10 my older sister introduced me to punk rock(she was a college radio dj) and this also provided me with tools to critique the dominant culture/power structures/authority systems.My mom bought the complete World Book Encyclopedia set for me at a very early age and i have to say that it provided me with hours of enjoyment so the idea of reading a Dictionary seems so relatable and without judgement.Even though i grew up fairly poor,education/learning was a priority most likely emphasized in that both my grand parents were teachers.Seeing how the education system has been eroded/degraded over time i can't help but think that it is that way by design.I don't watch much tv and haven't for a very long time now but i do keep up with what is actually being made.I consider it of certain value as in it being cultural currency that allows me to have dialogues with others.Without knowing about it relating to others would be a lot harder in this climate of mediated mindsets.

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Post by gods+lonely=man » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm

Examples of the above for emphasis-comics,punk rock,education degradation...



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