I have ten vital questions for you regarding the future of humanity. Some of these might be uncomfortable to contemplate, but if you face them head-on—even if you might not have any “solutions” at the moment—I think it puts you ahead of curve:
Greetings. The most immediate impression I get of the Collective at the moment is that a rather large set of people in the U.S. are living in two completely different Reality Tunnels.
Furthermore: I frankly do not feel myself to be comfortable residing solely in either Tunnel. But I never really did.
So I was watching this Robert Anton Wilson lecture on YouTube, and noticed there were a few “thumbs-down” ratings. Now, I’m not against criticisms of Wilson’s work and I’ve read several essays picking apart his writings before. But I was just curious about what specific objections these YouTube viewers had to his work.
I believe that some of the most popular religions, philosophies and ideological movements are those who “provide all […]
One thing I’ve recently noted on Twitter is how an awful lot of the stuff I’ve been writing about over the past 5-10 years are all starting to become really relevant at the same time…and that instead of giving me joy, it’s sort of given me the opposite of joy.
I’ve also switched a lot of my Twitter content to humor, which is in direct correlation to how f**ked the world seems at the moment.
“A single ego is an incredibly narrow view from which to perceive the universe.”
—Robert Anton Wilson
I am finding more and more that when referring to Reality I add a lower-case “r” and quotation marks: “reality.”
Here’s a thought: contemplate all the incredible coincidences and acts of sheer *chance* that had to happen in order for you to have been born. Not just the egg/sperm lottery, but just the astronomical odds that you would find yourself on such a planet that uniquely cradles life.
We have all these artifacts of history and yet history, to a degree, is an artificial concept. History isn’t tangible. You can point to “documentary” evidence of reality, or something under glass in a museum (or a scar)…but that is something that exists today, in the Now.