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why indeed

Hey Tigerlilly

fever seems to inspire you...but hope you feel better now. As for my question...well your words ring true. I too feel the need to be more eccentric...the tricky thing is balancing that with keeping organised enough to stay on top of the 'stuff to do' ..you know...work, responsibilities you don't want (as opposed to those you do want), filling out forms for the government, paying the bills. Either you get into trouble if you don't do that stuff, or if you do it , it starts to take you over. All we need is an 'off' button for the eccentric bit to get things done from time to time ...but then real eccentrics wouldn't think that way would they? aaaargh

well I'm sitting here waiting for taper's section right now...when I should be sorting out my tax return! QED!

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HMMMM

Cosmicbadger, you are asking a question that I have been asking myself alot recently. The one about "how do we stop ourselves turning into our parents?" Work on this one almost every day, actually, but is really hard not to get bogged down in day to day crap, the same as our parents had to deal with, and deep down what is familiar is comfortable, whether we realize it or not.

But first of all, I will tell you that from my own experience, old does not at all have to equal conservative. My father is getting up there in years, and is getting loopier by the day, much to my delight. He is self-confident enough as he gets older, and gives less of a shit what the rest of the world thinks of him, and lives more how he wants than how he thinks he is supposed to. He is working alot on keeping his mind active, learning new things, and expanding his horizons. Has bought himself a computer, and is learning how to send e mails, and is so proud of himself for that. Example in a nutshell. So is my theory that boredom, stagnancy and low-self image=conserevative, and nothing to do with age. Find myself feeling more free to be eccentric as I get older too, so...

Keep your mind moving, and your horizons expanding. Keep looking for joy in small simple things, and ENJOY the music, and this can help stave off an impending midlife crisis. Hopefully!

Will perhaps get back to this one later when I can make more sense. Have a fever now, so am rambling some and is hard to organize my thoughts while typing.

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How do we stop ourselves turning into our parents?

OK philosophers help me with this one

so many people I've known for years are becoming frighteningly 'conventional' in their middle years and saying and doing stuff that they themselves would have despised or laughed at years ago So.......

How do we stop ourselves turning into our parents?
How do we stop people we love turning into their parents?

Or maybe turning into your parents is the natural course of things not so bad?

Why does old = conservative for so many people? Does it have to?

I need this information, dear deadheads to help stave off an impending midlife crisis!!!!

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'sokay. It's a good question

I will seek clarification from the Rhinos.

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sorry

sorry, not the right forum to ask this question

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eternally grateful

Can anybody tell me about this Eternally Grateful CD that is being sold at starbucks? I know that it is two discs, including a live and a studio. My question is, why is the CD not being advertised at all by the band? Would I be supporting the band or starbucks if I bought it? And this leads me to an even bigger question....... WHY DOES THE DEAD HAVE A CD BEING SOLD AT STARBUCKS?

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Theology and Philosophy

Here are two poems from Lew Wech.

THEOLOGY

The True Rebel never advertises it
He prefers His joy to Missionary Work
*
Church is Bureaucracy,
no more interesting than any Post Office:

Religion is Revelation
all the wonders of all the Planets striking
all your Only Mind.
*
Guard the Mysteries !
Constantly reveal Them.

PHILOSOPHY

Never ask Why What
Always ask What’s What.
Observe, connect and do.

The great Winemaster is almost a
Magician to the bulk of his Tribe,
To his Peers he is only accurate.

“He knows the Grape so well”, they say,
“He turned into a Vine.”

************

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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two views

the one hundredth monkey is either too dumb to have caught on sooner.

or,

the one hundreth monkey is the conduit to causing realization among others on another 'island'

if army wives said it, I would wonder if they menat the dumbest.

if spiritual people said that, I think it is closer to the second view.

and Spacebrother:

A few questions.
Who what where when how and why?

I can try to answer a few of your questions:

Who cares? What gives?

and

Why not?

( -;

peace.

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100th Monkey

Thanks for that, CC Joe. I've had several 'spiritual' (for lack of better word) people in the past 15 or so years tell me that I am a 'one hundredth monkey', and I never remember later to look that up. and then the next person says it, and I say, oh wow so-and-so says that too... and still forget to look it up.

So what's it mean, to be a one hundredth monkey?

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A few questions.

Who what where when how and why?

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