[MD] The need for quality

Dan Glover daneglover at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 20:19:08 PDT 2017

Hi Adrie,
Yes, new every day. I like that. Thanks, Adrie!

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 3:18 AM, Adrie Kintziger <parser666 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can we still be surprised and feel awe when we discover a bird's nest in
> the
> shrubs or a frog in the polder?,we should be!,....many people loose this
> ability early in life.We can ask ourselves,...
> Did the emotional/intellectual adaptive filter close too early for them,and
> did the pattern dissolve itself to give way for other patterns to
> emerge?......,
> Sometimes a bit strange that i will take a philosopher stance to stop
> thinking about these things, and go back to expiriencing again, as if
> everything is anew every day.
> Adrie
> 2017-08-22 9:00 GMT+02:00 Dan Glover <daneglover at gmail.com>:
>> Hi guys,
>> Great discussion!
>> Hey. Just an aside. Maybe. But maybe not. I just got back from viewing
>> the eclipse. First time I ever've seen totality. Had to check what I
>> was drinking for if someone'd slipped LSD into it or maybe diced up
>> psilocybin mushrooms on that breakfast burrito I had earlier. Took off
>> work and drove 400 miles for a totality lasting 2 minutes 40 seconds
>> and I'd do it again tomorrow were there another. Mindblowing.
>> Completely mindblowing.
>> See, intellectually I knew exactly what an eclipse is. I knew what to
>> expect. But to witness that mofo... that was an experience. People've
>> asked me oh did it get dark and did you see stars and did the crickets
>> start into chirping and yes to all but Jesus God there were people
>> driving past me at the same moment the moon was blocking out the sun
>> and their headlights were on and but they never even pulled over to
>> look. And they were right there. Right there.
>> One of  the people I was with said hey it's because we're in Missouri.
>> And he wasn't joking. More, though, leading up to the eclipse I kept
>> getting nasty messages on Facebook saying: "am I the only one not
>> going to the eclipse?" And people are agreeing. Oh yeah. Big waste of
>> time, that. I'm not going. As if it is somehow okay to be jaded. No.
>> Expected. How one of the wonders of the world is right there above our
>> heads and we're too busy or too adultish or too know-it-all to take
>> the time and watch and those of us who do revel in the experience are
>> dullishly off-kilter, worthy of putdowns.
>> I'm not much into politics. The wheel turns. Now is the time for
>> stupid people to rule. That'll pass as it always does. If you accept
>> the basic tenet of the MOQ, that quality and morality are identical,
>> then you might also see how what's better is driving evolution on all
>> four levels. And what's better doesn't necessarily mean intellect
>> always rules. I read this article about how birds what live along
>> roadways are evolving shorter wingspans. That doesn't presuppose as
>> some would have it an intelligent being overseeing such happenings nor
>> is it a matter of chance. Rather, birds with long wingspans are unable
>> to fly away quickly enough and are killed by cars thus unable to
>> propagate. Short wings are better.
>> There are so many ah ha moments in life which we gloss over.
>> Especially should things not fit with our preconceived notion of the
>> world and our place in it. If the MOQ teaches us anything, it should
>> be to wake up. To be there. To give our attention to what is right in
>> front of us instead of forever planning for tomorrow.
>> Anyway...


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