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ALSO: i will not tender a thank you for badges.
[llamas: nothing but tall, bad tempered sheep.]

"badges? we don't need no stinkin' badges!"
[a common misquote from an old film -… ]

- - - i delete all badges without comment. - - -
[not that i don't appreciate good intentions...]

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Lawrence L Piper
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
work for the cure of pain
in everyone, for we all
have at least some,
exaggerated in our minds,
and may think we walk alone...
llp - mar'09

Current Residence: Southern NH, just down the street from the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center where i worked through the 70s before getting fired and barred for life from my career for participating in the 'PATCO strike of August 1981', [google it if you're curious]. i loved that job. Pres Reagan terminated 12,000 of us with a knee jerk stroke of his pen.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
Print preference: index finger?
Favourite genre of music: alternative
Favourite style of art: surreal
Operating System: windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: Alexandra and guess who
Skin of choice: quite pale
Favourite cartoon character: road runner
Personal Quote: from he to whom much is given, much will be required.

Charles Taylor's "Sources of the Self":
I had never heard of him, but in reading descriptions
About his book and conclusions, I initially Think I've
already agreed with him. I may acquire the book
anyway. Thanks.

One theory I've heard nobody mention yet, in book
or speech: Our self image is set by the memes we
acquire and internalize; Our reactions and general
behavior is controlled by that self image; The question
of Self-control May depend upon how close we are in
cadence 'consciously' with that Internalized image.

Changing general public behaviors for the better may
depend on somehow altering their internal images -
possibly, by starting in small easily assimilated steps,
using the 'slippery-slope' concept, but in a positive
and beneficial way. As a person more closely connects
with acceptable behaviors, the feelings of connection,
and the small endorphin rushes which accompany them,
steepen the positive slope.

It could be, the modern quest for self-knowledge is
basically due to the increase in published interest
in self-knowledge. The more something spreads or
'viralizes', [provided it is an interesting subject],
the more it will continue to spread. This might be
the defining nature of philosophical 'modernity'. The
'modern' becomes more immediately malleable.

Are we accelerating toward a positive tipping point?
:shrug: pip
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: my thoughts - [always]
  • Reading: "Denial" by Ajit Varki & Danny Bower
  • Watching: MSNBC - [in the background]
  • Playing: godlet - [amateur]
  • Eating: nothing - [sadly, out of crow]
  • Drinking: black coffee - [always]



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jimfleming Featured By Owner 2 days ago
thanks, pal :)
BlackBowfin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there, pip.  Thank you and hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. :)
CalleighBlack Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey friend, thank you for the fave on the Vday journal. You doin' well? I hope so. :)
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yup, Calleigh, I'm doin' well,
payin' more attention to my
readin' and politics, world news

Hope you're doin' well too?

:heart: pip
CalleighBlack Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I have been following the situation with Syrian refugees and immigration, etc.
Kinda tryin' to keep my head down as my views are not at all popular around here
right now. (I'm fairly certain you know my opinion without me stating it.)
And yet, I'm doing very well. And I'm glad to hear that you are as well.

:hug: CalleighB.
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Kinda tryin' to keep my head down as my
views are not at all popular around here"
What? Are you back in Texas, where it's
"shoot 'em" every day? Or, is it still CO?

Libertarian thinking, not being thinking
much at all. :O
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, my friend.  :)
jimfleming Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Thanks for your support! :)
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Us guys in the white hats
gotta stick together... ;)
jimfleming Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Yes, we do :)
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