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11 November 2009 @ 10:31 am
Feed Your Head: Things I KNOW, but need to LEARN  

Pessimism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
So is optimism.

-- distilled from Robert Anton Wilson,
"Ten Good Reasons to Get Out of Bed in the Morning".

My thinking is broken. I've assimilated unhealthy memes.

Taking control of my life means, first and foremost, taking control of my head.

Re-Reading List:
  • Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers
  • S.I. Hayakawa, Language in Thought and Action
  • R. Buckminster Fuller:

    • Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
    • Utopia or Oblivion
    • Ideas and Integrities
    • Critical Path (Have I actually read this, or has it just been sitting on my shelf for years?)

  • Sun Bear, The Path of Power
  • Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
  • Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Richard Bach:

    • Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
    • Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Hush. It's my metaprogramming list.)

I feel: contemplativecontemplative
silussa on November 12th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
What's wrong with Jonathan Livingston Seagull? I have read it, and it is a bit of a jolt to the conventional view.
Your Obedient Serpent: Eye of Agammottoathelind on November 12th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
It's also Very Seventies New Age Cliché, and I'm not always comfortable admitting how much it's influenced me over the decades.

...or that Neil Diamond's soundtrack to the movie version remains one of my favorite albums.
silussa on November 14th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Umm....there's a movie version?
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on November 14th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)

It's been buried; Bach disavowed the film.

You can find it on DVD, though.
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