Audio by Jan Cox 23 May 2001
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2014
Notes by Cfish September 2014
Suggested Title: The Last Contender
Begin: There are some well known collective quotations in literature. One of them being “How careless men are in the formation of their beliefs.” The only thing missing from that quotation is “How ‘thoughtless' men are in the formation of their beliefs.”
The quotation has a connection to Monday night’s “being held captive” topic. From artists, metaphysicians, the political and the religious, people feel like they are imprisoned. Sane people are not bothered by the physical laws. (ex. gravity and death)
05:00 Non physically, people feel they may be held back by the power of Satan. (I can’t believe that is so common as to be called normal.) Folks like us feel like we are being held back by being asleep. From us to the rest of humanity there is a belief of being held back in non physical ways.
What is never noticed is the effort people make to put themselves under additional non physical restrictions. People who join a new church, people who join a new political party, or even a stamp collectors club, they are people putting themselves under additional restrictions.
10:00 They are restricting themselves to second reality conditions. And almost anything in second reality puts you under further restriction. It is all over the world. People may be complaining about the government and too many rules.
But what do they do? They join a club with more rules. The rules could be minor like attendance or dues but they are further restrictions. Something is driving people to do all this and it is not just pack behavior. It is man’s hormones driving his neurons.
15:00 From my view there is only one benefit to religion. When you die you will still be alive. You pretend to believe what the the church believes so you can join the church. But its circuitous. It is wanting more rules. Plenty of people will take a rule from anyone. Its pack behavior.
But getting back to neurons. Think about six billion people, some of them ranting about government restrictions, all making efforts, (spending money and time) to put themselves under just as many restrictions as they were ranting about with the government.
20:00 It goes on constantly. Its not just joining clubs. Relationships and friendships put you under further restrictions. Everyone believes they are being held back. Folks like us say we are asleep. But that is just saying we are being held captive.
You can blame the government, your parents, or guilt about sex, but you do not know why you believe you are being held back. After saying all that, people still leave the house to join a club with further restrictions. What is life, through man, up to?
I can put it crudely. People want to be told what to do. Hormonally, it makes sense. Social animals (elephants, pack animals, etc.) can be trained but it is nearly impossible to train solitary creatures. (ex. snakes) Solitary creatures do not make good pets.
25:00 The Army, career criminals, the priesthood, though all may argue the point, are examples of folks who want to be told what to do. If the criminals were professional, they would not continue to get caught, and return to prison.
Leaving the physical, regimented life for a moment, consider the mentally regimented life. It is a hundred percent stronger mentally. It is captivity telling you what to think. Its not subtle if you look. It is tricky. Consider a liberal and a conservative.
What they are saying does not matter. They are discussing non tangible beliefs. Like saying “we should all be catholics and your mind says “no we should not.” Once you see what’s going on its all irrelevant. They are looking to get their juices flowing.
30:00 Anytime you pick up the phone, turn on the TV, etc. you are asking somebody “tell me what to think.” Until you catch on, you may say I will just lay in bed and listen to me, thinking the whole time “that thing” in my head is “me” thinking.
And all it is is “shadow boxing.” Of course, that is your last fight. (the last contender) When you no longer have any interest in anything, anybody, in the world, has to say. (not in a hostile way - but I don’t blame you if you are hostile)
No interest and no pro and con. Because you know what is going on. The last contender is you. And when you run through all the contender welter weights, and middle weights, (ex. TV, movies etc.) remember this:
When you are down to the shadow boxing “The man who will teach himself has a fool for a student.” (An old proverb I just made up.) Politics and Religion mean nothing. You are still being told what to do mentally. And it has nothing to do with you. Its the nature of man.
The neurons are still the children of hormones. The mind is the step child of the body. And the body wants to be told what to do. The body wants rules (exceptions being eating and fucking) and the mind wants rules and no one notices it.
Saying that is not true to anything non physical (Muslim, Jewish beliefs etc.). Saying that you have a preference for anything non tangible - well - “you are asking to be told what to think." “Your mind” is always going on but if you see whats going on, you ignore “your mind.”
Your mind’s ramblings on non tangibles do not mean anything. Its the noise of passing cars, backfiring.