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Thoughts on freedom, alienation, and rebellion in the past 200 years – the effects of being controlled by the “mass mind”, with remarks about culture and “mass loneliness”

Recently, I had some thoughts that are really a continuations of thoughts from this article:  Thoughts on on my reaction to social hysteria, with remarks about the self and other things. A PROBLEM IS FELT . . . In the early … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “post war reaction” – the effects of the “war cause authority”

Here’s a thought I had: It seems that war tends to cause a reaction following the war.  I call it the “post war reaction”. I should point out that in this article I will primarily focus on the effects caused … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the unique quality of the American ‘perpetual power vacuum’ – the fear of a person in power, its origins with Moses, and the tug-of-war between a system and humanity

Here’s a thought I had: It seems, to me, that the U.S. has a unique power vacuum problem.  It is largely a result of its political system.  It creates a condition that leads to a power vacuum that can never … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “brutal strip” (an effect of the Mongolian invasions???) and the creation of the “brutal culture” – a cultural reaction to crisis

Here’s a thought I had: I have always speculated that the Mongolian invasions created a tendency for some cultures to develop a brutality that continues to this day. I am no expert on this area and cultures but it sure seems … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘modern idiocy’ – of how ‘ways are better than ideas’ and my saying ‘live beyond ideas’

In a conversation some time ago there was discussion about dating.  Basically, a female had difficulty in getting a boyfriend.  She said that “guys are idiots”.  Later, this got me into thinking that amounted to this: She said that “guys … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘memory-based character’, the ‘memory-based education’, modern education, and other things associated with them

Here’s a thought I had: After observing someone recently it brought back memories of some people I knew when I was a kid.  There were specific traits that I saw in these people.  As I reflected on them I began to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘mental fabrications’: intelligence, insight, “smarts”, and all that, with special emphasis on intelligence

Here’s a thought I had: Recently, I was thinking about ‘intelligence’.  Because this term has been used too much, and in too many ways, I have begun to see it in a particular way.  In general, I see intelligence as having … Continue reading

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