Giving up what you are for what you may become? (was: hole in a box)

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 04:14:19 MST

Robert Bradbury:
>Since matter = energy and energy is required for thought it would
>seem that one is caught between a rock and a hard place in terms
>of what one can be -- who one was or who one is -- but not both.

why not both?

>It seems inevitable that we must consume our memories
>in order to survive. Not a pretty picture. It perhaps
>gives new meaning to a perspective I've always been fond
>of -- you must give up everything you are for what you
>may become. Is what we may become sufficient?

Now we're treading in the area of philosophical-psychological-
cultural-political social issues that I find most important
to the survival of humans (into whatever form we evolve),
but we have already heard the old adages from our parents and
grandparents. I take these adages very seriously (consumes
some part of my off hours).

"Those who forget the lessons of the past are bound to repeat them ..."

"If we are ignorant of our roots, then humans will be dead meat puppets ..."


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     "Trust in the Universe, but tie up your camels first."
               (adaptation of a Sufi proverb)

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