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More thoughts on mass mentality – mania, hysteria, mass self-trauma, the mass self, an era of “two minds”, and the new dehumanization

Recently, I have spoken a lot on mass hysteria. This is only one form of what I call mass mentality . . . MASS MENTALITY There are two main forms of mass mentality: Mass hysteria – when some sort of … Continue reading

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Reflections on four years of mass hysteria – 2016-2020 . . . revealing a growing mass mentality and its effects

I have always been interested in mass hysteria. I have primarily had to read about incidences of it in the past. Recently, events has happened that allowed me to watch mass hysteria unfold before my eyes. From 2016 to 2020 … Continue reading

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More thoughts on a problem with education nowadays . . . some effects of telling kids they have to go to College or the University

While looking at my drafts, I found this article.  It says it was begun in 2012 but I had to make some changes to it in order to finish it, though, and added some stuff as well.  I think its … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “beat phenomena” – the dilemma caused by placing the burden of society and the world on the common man

Recently, I said something interesting: I spoke of something which I called the Beat Phenomena.  I borrowed the term “beat” from the Beat Generation.  The term “beat” was popularized by Jack Kerouac in 1948.  One of the connotations of this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the need to “let the past go”, with remarks about black people in the U.S.

Recently, I saw a picture of an airplane at a museum in Germany.  By law, they cannot display a swastika so where it would normally be on the plane there was nothing.  Its almost like they are in denial of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my failure of “being my own authority” through thinking – “deconstructing thought”, beingness, and culture

Recently, I have been mentioning that “I have to be my own authority”.  This is reflective of the fact that I live in a society where there is no authority.  There’s no leader, no religion, no way of life, no … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the my relationship with the older generation – more fallout from the hippie era – the need for generation-to-generation association

Recently, I recalled something I have not thought that much about but which has had great impact on me and reveals some interesting things about this society: I seem to be different than other people.  Beginning in about High School … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on “systemized knowledge”, with remarks about the “dilemma of the word” and becoming wordless

Here’s a thought I had: As I reflect on much of my life, especially since about 1990, its clear that much of it has been a rebellion against what I call “systemized knowledge”.  QUALITIES “Systemized knowledge” consists of these qualities: … Continue reading

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Some speculations on music, harmony, speech, and communication

Here are some thoughts I had: Some thoughts on music Orchestration has always fascinated me.  I have always loved to hear symphonic music and listen to the interplay of instruments and how they manipulate them to achieve certain effects.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘tip over” – humor, the weird, insight, and “doing”

I wrote most of this many years ago.  I think its interesting enough to record: Recently, I have been speaking of something which I called the “tip over”.  Originally, I used in the context of humor but I began to realize … Continue reading

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