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Us and them

Posted by Sigismund on July 5, 2007, at 0:20:57

In reply to Preaching to the choir sister!, posted by Nathan_Arizona on July 4, 2007, at 9:58:04

We seem to have this idea that we shouldn't be frightened.
I'm not so sure.
The feeling of safety, IMO, is an illusion, although it could be argued that the feeling of threat is too.

I've just finished a 3 day training course in how to use a chain saw.
Thirteen Australian men revving their chainsaws.
After the first day I felt really sick.
When I told the people at the station I was going to do the course they were pleased
'That's really cool'
and sceptical
'You're not training to be a bloke, are you Declan?'
This sounded mildly challenging so I immediately agreed.
So there we are, out chopping up these big trees and I'm trying to remember the procedures, my meds and vitamins, and at the end of the day the other blokes have made a wooden football and a couch and chairs and Godknowswhatelse.
I made nothing.
It reminded me of 50 years ago at the beach.
But I thought, hell, who cares?

IMO, depersonalisation can be aggravated by inappropriate drug use.
Or perhaps can be an unsettling awareness of our seperateness, and therefore our vulnerability.
What's it that Iago says? "I am not what I am"?
Is that relevant? No idea.
I do think that having the right circumstances you can learn from and relate to is critical.




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