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Thread #70513   Message #1204587
Posted By: Amos
10-Jun-04 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
Subject: RE: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
so, each utopia eventually devolves into dystopia....

A tough and interesting point. What is it about this half-beast, half-angel crittur that every time he turns to make things better and gets two steps forward, he bites his own ass and slides a step back?

Aside from not knowing one's true nature, there is also the factor of being held out of the present moment, by educational duress, trauma, overwhelm by peers, biochemical abuse, guilt, shame or whatEVer. This guarantees you will not be computing about hte present circumstances, but rather adding in a buncha bits of data that may have nothing to do with the present circumstances -- almost the definition of irrationality.