Problem: Apathy [Re: Help: Communication: Organize (Make Friend Not Associate)]

Mike C. (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 12:57:53 -0400

>From: Mike Rose <>
>Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 22:17:36 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Re: Help: Communication: Organize (Make Friend Not Associate)
>On Sat, 12 Apr 1997, Mike C. wrote:
>> What are your problems?.
>Well... I belive in NOTHING. I have come to realise that everything
>is just a game/filter/theory/map/menu etc. etc.

If you can know nothing then nothing is a thing
and null sets have as much right to exist as any thing.

>I have not slipped into solipsism but...

Why not?
It is perfectly logical that all I can know is what I feel.
Have you ever felt not you?
If you did it was not you and therefore you did not feel it.

>For operation of my bio-computer in the 'real' world I have to choose a
>game/ritual/theory (which deep down I know to be a lie).

Do you have any thing better to do?
If you do let me know,
I may like to try it too.

>I was wondering if any other extropians had similar difficulties in
>finding a framework of solid beliefs. At the moment my only solid belief
>is that all my beliefs are constantly in flux.

Find a belief and keep it for no good reason.
It's a good a reason as any.

>"It is my firm belief that it is a mistake to hold firm beliefs"

Try not holding on so firmly,
just relax and give your self some values so one thing can be better.
It's better to be better right?

>But I ask myself, 'how can we move forward if we have no firm beliefs to
>spring from?'

Go sky diving.
Look down and think "Which way is forward?".