Sleep-Walking Through Life

 

 

 

By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Our subconscious minds glom onto the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Most people sleep-walk around in a zombie-like trance, thinking their conscious minds are front and center, making all their decisions from Pure Practical Reason — the Kantian “reason that drives actions without any sense dependent incentives.”

Guess again.

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According to “Suggestion and suicide,” Science News, Sept. 23, 1978 …

“David P. Phillips of the University of California at San Diego found that in California automobile fatalities increase by 31 percent three days after a publicized suicide. The more the suicide is publicized, the more automobile fatalities increase.”

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Many people have never heard about …

copycat suicides

suicide contagion

suicide clusters

Werther effect

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Westerners have been taught (in school, for starters) to pay little heed to “psychology,” trivializing it to a minor player easily manipulated with drugs.

That’s why so many shrinks are employed by the government.

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According to Edward Bernays (who lived to 103) …

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”

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What’s the antidote to such manipulation? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

According to Mark Twain …

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

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According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …

“My God is a God of the Living, not of the dead. When you live, you got God the Devil chasing you up the nose.”
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'Sleep-Walking Through Life' have 4 comments

  1. July 5, 2018 @ 5:01 pm Atom

    For those who can read left/right Body Language, grief shows on the right thumb of the guy and on the left thumb of the gal (with an additional “pointing the finger at” trauma on the left thumb of the gal) …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObNIKVvr0VY

    Apologies to both these movie personalities, but this Body Language example was just too perfect to pass up!

    http://www.solartiming.com/body-dowsing–illustrated.php

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  2. July 5, 2018 @ 5:06 pm Atom

    “The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” — Thomas Jefferson

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  3. July 5, 2018 @ 5:10 pm Atom

    “Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.” — E.B. White

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  4. July 5, 2018 @ 5:13 pm Atom

    “Tissue is a lipid and salt amalgamate. The lipid comes from sap, which is resinous.” — Swami Nitty-Gritty

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