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05 April 2007 @ 10:13 am
 
This week, Brezsny tells the Gemini:

Is the universe inherently friendly to human beings? The answer's got to either be yes or no. It can't be in between. Whatever you might be inclined to believe, you've got to agree that there's no way to know which is true with absolute certainty. So then isn't it stupid and self-destructive to live your life as if the universe is unfriendly? Doing so tends to cast a pall over everything. But if on the other hand you proceed on the hypothesis that the universe is friendly, you're inclined to interpret everything that occurs as a gift, however challenging it may be to figure out its purpose at first. Your assignment this week, should you choose to accept it, is to live as if the latter theory were true.

I try to do this. I'll remember that this is an especially good week for it. Sometimes things like this mean "brace for impact". We'll see whether that's true this week :-)
 
 
 
taoflaherty on April 5th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Is water inherently friendly to human beings? The answer's got to be either yes or no. It can't be in between.

Erm, actually, water is water. Humans are primarily made up of water which makes it friendly but you can overdose on it and die which makes it unfriendly but you can go surfing in it at the beach which makes it friendly but you can be pulled out by a current and drown which makes it unfriendly but you can use it to wash yourself which makes it friendly but if you don't drink enough of it then you'll dehydrate which makes it unfriendly but
No no no no, it's not friendly or unfriendly, it's water! How it affects you depends on where you are and what you do with it and how much and how often. You're the one that affects your relationship with it. Don't count on inhuman objects to be either nice or mean. You're the one creating your own life.
Jennifer: Gemininoirem on April 7th, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
oh, this one is for me. Sorry about the confusion.