Beyond history??

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    Hi All,

    I had what I feel is a very deep insight today, and wanted to share it... it's actually undigestible to the mind at first, but if you look very closely you may find a crack, a slot, where it can fit and start to work its way in.

    Here it is:

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    Those who *learn from history* are doomed to repeat it.

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    OK, I'm gonna put my explanation right up here, if anyone's interested:

    If you ignore history and keep experimenting, discarding the lessons of the past as you go, eventually you're going to achieve something great and nothing is going to repeat.

    If you learn from history as you go, you have knowledge in your mind that won't change -- you know it's true. Each time that adds more inflexibility to your mind. The more you know, the more you're going to tend to repeat the same things over and over, because what you know (or believe worth doing) are always the same things.

    Eventually, history will fall into a repetitive pattern based on knowledge taken from the past.

    I believe we've been there since around the beginning of the 20th century, fwiw. It looks like progress, but nothing is really progressing except technology and machinery -- things that move or act mechanically, go back and forth, blink their lights, always do the same things. In the meantime there was Hitler and the various atrocities of the 20th century....

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    I suggest that we all know wayyyyy too much at this point, and it is beginning to stifle change and eliminate possibility. It is time to forget the lessons of history and begin doing it as we go along, a step at a time, our only history lesson being the previous step we took. It seems here that human knowledge is useful at times but *highly* overrated.
     
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    How many bong hits did it take to come up with that gem of an insight? :cool:
     
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    Back in the day when everything was legal, Oliver Wendel Holmes experimented with the new wonder drug Ether. One of the effects of being under ether was that you felt you had grasped the answers to all the great questions of life the universe and everything and had come to the great understanding that mankind has been searching for forever. And you didn't need to build a computer the size of planet that gave you smart ass equivocal answers to do it either.

    So, he reported, one day he went under the either and stored a pen and paper to record this great epiphany when it should arrise. When he came out from under he looked at his notes and realized that not all insights that seem great at first thought, really are all that great. His epiphany that he saw under the either that was the great solution to all mankind's myriad problems and the path for the new Jerusalem.....







    "The Smell of Onions is present throughout!"
     
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    I'll try and explain, but it's gonna be hard...

    You learned from history. What you learned is knowledge.

    That knowledge is going to drive history -- people do what they know.

    The future is now fixed -- it is going to occur based on that knowledge. The possibility of something different than what we know about the past is impossible, because we're going to do what we know.

    And the past is going to repeat again now in the future -- because we are going to create it based on knowledge gleaned in the past.

    peace...
     
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    FUCK ! Should I start building an ark ?:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Well, it seems pretty obvious from here that history has a way of repeating itself.

    I suspect something about the way the human mind thinks is a bit off from reality. That's pretty clear from the number of people in jails and mental hospitals... LOL.
     
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    So are you in jail or a mental hospital?? :eek:
     
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    Nope, but I actually just basically ignore the lessons of history and do what feels right, when the time is right. Life has actually gotten a good deal easier since then....
     
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    I'm on it ! Gliricidia sepium or Enterolobium Cyclocarpum ??? How about Tabebuia Impetigenosa ? Will it be more than 40 daze ? I need to figure out liquor and Viagra.:eusa_shhh:
     
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    My final explanation is up top ;).
     
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