Wednesday, July 25, 2007

no shit.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20070725/sc_livescience/studyobesityissociallycontagious

once again science is a late second figuring things out. social pressure is the strongest energy in culture.

be cool or be cast out.........as the saying goes.

7 comments:

Ricardo said...

How od. I never thought that could happen. It makes sense but I never thought of it that way.

dr.alistair said...

it`s like card magic. once you see how the trick is done it seems obvious, but for the people watching a well practiced trick it seems like magic.

i have watched my 11 year-old son do some very good-looking tricks that are impressive to see done and when he explains them i`m even more impressed with the type of logic that goes into the illusion.

many answers to issues in culture hide like illusions from the traditional thinker.

my opinion as to the reason why chris angel and david blaine are becoming popular is because we are beginning to look more closely at the illusions that surround us and we are beginning to start to figure them out.

it goes back to the story of the emporors new clothes.

one of my favorites.

culture makes us stupid.

our questions wake us up.

dr.alistair said...

like the video in the last post.

culture (media) makes us gullable sheep.

BBC said...

Enjoying your journey? Because I'm sure as hell not. Not that I don't find it interesting as hell though.

dr.alistair said...

bill, i enjoy moments and i amplify them.

i give myself the permission to make the picture bigger in my mind and make the sounds that i hear louder and the colours more vivid and the feelings i get as a result are stronger and last longer.

of the good moments.

the other ones i ignore.

i have been called egocentric and megalomaniacal because i`m filled with the strength of knowing what to focus on to make myself feel good about things occasionally.

those who make those accusations are generally those who are only capable of amplifying the negative experiences.


it`s like when the guy goes to the doctor and says "doctor, when i do this it hurts"

and so the doctor says "well, don`t do that then."

i stay away from people who aren`t able to take that advice.

and i do find the journey interesting as hell.

did you know for instance that cigarettes have sugar in them?

molasses to be precise.

fascinating........

SJ said...

Not true in my case - most of my friends are more obese but I am not.

dr.alistair said...

interesting. not only that you have several friends who are morbidly overweight, but that you are not.