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April 4, 2017

The mind is, if anything, too calm.


It can construct an argument for inaction in almost any circumstance,
and in the exceptions, prefers flight to fight. The gut is more of a wild animal. Calmness is satiety to the gut, and after eating it will go to sleep. When disturbed, however, it goes to fight or flight directly, and the brain is forcefully dragged along. Actual wild animals have better “instincts” than we have, and don’t come to grief so quickly as we do, when we obey ours. Custody of the emotions

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 4, 2017 7:05 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"It is like your stamp collection: you can’t take it with you. Everything you know will be as straw."

Warren you wacko. Thanks for the laff.
For sure we news junkies all need to lighten up lately...

Posted by: foodog at April 5, 2017 1:59 AM

relax, take it easy

breathe deep the gathering gloom

watch lights fade from every room

bedsitter people look back and lament

another day's useless energy spent

impassioned lovers wrestle as one

lonely man cries for love and has none

new mother picks up and suckles her son

senior citizens wish they were young

cold hearted orb that rules the night

removes the colours from our sight

red is grey and yellow white

but we decide which is right

and which is an illusion

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 5, 2017 4:18 AM

"Actual wild animals have better instincts than we have, and don't come to grief so quickly as we do, when we obey ours." This is untrue. Man, in the wilderness, born and raised there is the most efficient alpha predator ever created. It is only modern man coddled in the womb of civilization that has allowed those instincts to atrophy.

Posted by: Larry Geiger at April 5, 2017 5:39 AM

People used to be taught that they had control of their emotions but now are taught they have no control nor are responsible for them...big problem.

Posted by: John S at April 5, 2017 7:52 AM

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