Re: mindfulness

Hara Ra (
Mon, 07 Jul 1997 23:21:23 -0700

Joshua F. McMichael wrote:
> Ayn Rand, writer and philosopher:

> 'As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a
> philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define you philosophy by a
> conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously
> logical deliberation - or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of
> unwarrented conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions,
> undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown
> together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of
> mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: *self-doubt*,
> like a ball and chain in the place of where your mind's wings should have
> grown.'
> So there! : -)

This passage presumes the subconscious is some kind of mongrel dumb
idiot instead of the wonderful sophisticated shit-detector creative
filter it really is. Typical Freudian Chauvinism.

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