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Thread #59418 Message #2804264
Posted By: Little Hawk
05-Jan-10 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
What you said in your last post was beautifully put, Donuel. The entire Plains Indians culture was composed of people who "never read even a single work of great literature, you could come to realize that there is a kind of purity in such a literatureless character, unpolluted by a myriad of opinions regarding; good, evil, love, betrayal, generousity, motivation, greed, hubris and humility. Only very personal and real life experiences shape that character's point of view."
And thus are many of the other older or more isolated cultures. Such people possess a natural awareness of who they are which arises from the direct experience of life itself...rather than as a bunch of vicarious thought-forms stitched together from things they've read about what other people said or did or seen on some video screen.
As such, frankly, I envy them for what they were and for what we are not and never can be...because we've all been inundated with vicarious thought-forms.
Bee-dub - Well put! ;-)
Amos - Actually, Amos has not bought the farm. He was unable to raise the necessary cash to even make a very modest downpayment. The owner has found another buyer.