As a "writer" I struggle with one thing: It is hard to be funny in writing. For me.
I can be funny in conversation, but writing is different: I imagine the echo. And imaginary echo doesn't echo, does it? While when I talk to a living breathing human, it is in a particular state of emotions, so I know where I throw my volley... and I know what havoc it wreaks... so it is easy for me. I can shock, I can mortify, I can wake up, I can do a lot of things that make what funny does... make you pay attention by jolting you.
I am in the process of downloading nine seasons of Seinfeld. My teacher says that a lot of his funniness in writing comes from Seinfeld. We shall see. One thing is for sure: Seinfeld, the person, can be funny. Exactly that "jolting you" kind of way.
When I wrote the article about racial, ancestral identity and its importance, I touched on something that is not valuable for most people... because I didn't go deep enough and I didn't accurately identify what it takes to be proud of who you are, where you belong.
I got on the phone with one of the people who was very unhappy about that article... I was eager to talk, because it is near impossible to go beyond the visible by yourself. It is a whole lot easier when you get input... because what is invisible to you can be visible for another.
HAPPINESS is a function of accepting what is LOVE is a function of communication HEALTH is a function of participation SELF-EXPRESSION is a function of responsibility ~Werner Erhard
Sounds amazing, doesn't it? But, to begin with the phrase "a function of" is slimy... because it doesn't say it does that... not at all.
So in my work with a bunch of normal people, ordinary people, neither smart, nor stupid, neither diligent nor too lazy, neither brave, nor too cowardly, blah blah blah... I am proving that what Werner Erhard said is largely b.s.
The truth value of Werner's famous statements is 10%...
Just like 99.5% everything you read on the Internet. That means only one thing out of 200 things, book, article, meme, quote, video, etc. has a truth value higher than 10%.
But 10% truth value means: 90% hogwash. Mistaken, misguided, narrow cone of vision, wearing blinders, or outright lie.
Yesterday I wrote about seeing reason, seeing the causal relationship between things.
I confess that it is a hard thing to see. Not just me, but everyone. Cause is in the invisible realm of reality... it is there, but it is rarely seen.
The Butterfly Effect comes to mind, that says through a string of invisible cause and effect happenings, a butterfly flapping its wings in Japan will cause a tornado in Arkansas. According to Wikipedia: Butterfly effect: In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.
So it is not easy. But... and this is what this article is about, most people lack even the curiosity necessary to see causal relationships: they don't care.
If you don't have a capacity, you also lack the capacity to see what would it entail to exercise that capacity.
I just had an email conversation with a client. She wanted my review on a marketed healing program, and I reviewed it for her. The person doing it: personal vibration 100, truth value of that program: 3%
The things you are attracted to cater to where you are in your evolution as a human... They talk to your "identity", to your world-view, to who you are.
Often anything can kick you into the horizontal plane1 . I got kicked into it... the horizontal plane, and now I am working my way off... it is not that easy. I can't even connect to muscle test... the horizontal plane is sticky. It wants you, all of you. It eats your life for breakfast.
Let me explain: Humanity (you!) lives on the horizontal plane at this stage of evolution. It is both the starting point and the end state...
On the horizontal plane everything is about comparison. More, better, different...