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Training or dressage?

Posted in Behaviour, Culture, Education, Philosophy, politics, Religion, Society with tags , , , on 19/09/2012 by Living out of Eden

You are born on a certain day. What decides which day you are born on? Well, you could say, depending on your age now (and your generation), that it’s nature that made the decision.

Or, … the obstetrician.

I’m not talking about scheduled cesarean, I’m talking about slightly inducing birth, the same as you could provoke someone to puke (if there could be any profit to be made out of it). For God sake!!! Have I gone mad???? No, you would be amazed to realize how many births take place on each day of the week.  And then, what happens with our death???  Of course that is not so obvious, but in any case, for the medical corporation, it’s far quite easier to get away. They just drop the patient.

So we find ourselves being conditioned in our main events of our lives, by third parties. It’s not so difficult to assume that the same goes for the rest of the time in the middle. Of course I’m not saying we are conditioned by interaction between peers. I’m saying we are conditioned by the benefit of others, so you are giving away part of you and your life, for others to simplify theirs, whether this means free time on their holidays, or economic profit, or both.

From all corporations in our societies, Medical Doctors are one of those which still keep some of the original power that former wizards had in any tribal group. So, unless you really want to become a MD yourself, most of times you’ll do as they say. Or you’ll try to get a second opinion, or even a third opinion. So fine so far.

Then they give you the news: “There’s nothing we can do”. But what does that phrase exactly mean? Literally, that there’s nothing they WILL DO. They close the case. There is no medical interest, there is no reason for any effort, there is no justification to spend any resources on that patient. Full stop.

You are then abandoned on your own, with your big or little common sense, to find your way through the time that separates the diagnosis from the departure of that human being. This means that they won’t even give you the information you’ll ask, to make your own decision.

I had a loss recently. But I felt I must put my sadness and sorrow away, and write this, because it’s outrageous the flagrant way that business has tapped into even the most sacred events of our lives.

This is what I’ve found out: We must start resisting the mandate on how we must be born, how we must live, and how we have to die.

Unless you are so altruistic, that you find your own fulfillment in making the rich even richer, ……. consciously.

9/11: Unanswered Questions (I & II) (via THE INTERNET POST)

Posted in Society with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 14/09/2011 by Living out of Eden

9/11: Unanswered Questions (I & II) Wayne Madsen,   authors this 'The 4th Media' post which has inspired me to do yet another 9/11 post, just when I was thinking,  enough!  It is understandable that this 10th anniversary would evoke many stories from many blogs. There seems to be always more, so where to stop? I consider that this article has something more to add. Perhaps there is enough here to convince you that, whoever you wish to blame, there is very little evidence to exonera … Read More


Dying changes everything… Does it?

Posted in Culture, Ethics, politics, Society with tags , , , , , , , , on 09/04/2011 by Living out of Eden

I’m not a sociologist, neither an epistemologist.

But I can’t avoid feeling disturbed by some events that sometimes happen to us, as individuals as well as to society as a whole, and I would like to find an explanation for those disruptions.

If our behavior is the outcome of something like a multiple variables equation, some of them internal, some external to ourselves, couldn’t we classify those variables in different degrees? How can we set some levels to separate those that have an impact on us, from those that doesn’t?

To clarify how wide the spectrum of possibilities can be, I’ll try to define first, the two ends of the events types:

1.- Inmediate, unavoidable and result of an evident causality process – basic needs:

Breathing, eating, sleeping, and some others, are needs that come from our biological condition: we are live organisms. With more or less spread and frequency, any of these needs will constrain us, being impossible to spend more than a short period of time before we satisfy them or have a serious problem: breathing, maybe 90 seconds in an average person; eating every 4/6 hours; sleeping on a daily basis, although with some exceptions. There surely are many scientific research studies to determine our limits to survive, when unable to feed these needs.

2.- Distant, irrelevant facts (for our everyday life):

A blast of a supernova (that might have happened millions of years ago and only now we know/see the phenomenon) occurs in the opposite corner of the Universe. It’s an event that will undoubtedly be relevant to those dedicated to the knowledge of the cosmos.  The unusual events are welcome in euphoria just because of its occurrence. Providence can make some of us be witnesses of something that seldom happens, like every 50 years. But with hardly any effect on us. Continue reading


Posted in Crisis, Culture, Ethics, politics, Society with tags , , , on 08/04/2011 by Living out of Eden

If “origin is the goal” (and I’m a fan of Karl Kraus), then we should be examining very closely the reasons why we act as we do.

How we manage the idea of our own and others’ death, is the key driver of every society.

Dying changes everything.