Re: virus: Re: Memes and Jello

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 2 May 1997 00:53:20 -0700 (PDT)

> > The jello globs are our memes. We are always - without exception -
> > viewing the world from within one regardless of how "objective"
> > we see ourselves. One of the most memorable things I ever read
> > on the Virus list was from Richard Brodie who said : "To the
> > Level-3 mind, no meme is true". The jello hypothesis proves
> > that his statement is true (of course that's a Level-2
> > conclusion because at Level-3 it would be a contradiction).
> Carl Jung wrote, somewhere,
> "How do I know that the next thing I see will be blue?
> Because I am wearing blue spectacles."

How are such tired old platitudes useful? What is the actual
content of those statements, if any? In what way do such meaningless
tautologies as "we see the world as we see it" in any way improve
the way we deal with life?

While such observations are certainly true, to actually accomplish
anything in life requires commitment to meaning. One must have the
courage to commit oneself to a meaningful, specific description of
the world in order to use that world in the service of your will.

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