82. ‘It’ will never work

January 31, 2018 Sticky Thoughts No Comments

People in search of ‘it’ or ‘he who does it’ to work for them: the picture exists already for thousands of years, maybe even very much longer. It’s about a shamanistic quality, the shaman being the one who mediates between people and the gods, his clientèle being people in search of ‘it’ to work for them.

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‘It’ has never worked, though.

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It has never worked as people thought it would work. In order to clearly see this, let’s go for a ride in a time machine. Firstly, take the shaman’s case. We no longer believe in the gods of our utterly-great-grandfathers. Rightfully so. Therefore ‘it’ couldn’t have worked for them. Very probably in many cases something worked, but it was never ‘it’. You get the picture? We nowadays raise our eyebrows, put up a stern face and say: ‘Aha! That was the placebo effect. Those primitives didn’t know they did it themselves. It was all a function of their minds!’

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Next stop: organized religions and their priests… well… let’s prudently skip this, only mentioning that the times they are a-changing, yeah, but rather slowly.

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Next case: physicians. It’s widely known now, except by some would-be-romantics of the past, that for thousands of years, physicians have used thousands of kinds of pills and potions and scars and leeches and dung and scrapings of the unicorn-horn etc etc as ‘it’. They had success, at least commercially. We nowadays have about this the same ‘Aha!’ experience as the one before, though this thing called ‘it’ already comes much closer to us.

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Let’s come out of the time machine at the next stop. It’s the year 20XX and we see that… in the undercurrent stream of humanity, not so much has changed. Taking into account specific peculiarities, people are still in search of ‘it’. In many cases, physicians come up to expectations, in many cases not, but regardless of this, the search for ‘it’ goes on as always or even more. It’s ‘business as usual’. But it shouldn’t be.

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It’s time for humanity to become wiser.

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Time machine again, our final stop for today: year 3000. Good news! Humanity still exists! OK, and what has become of ‘it’? Surprise! It has completely gone! In the course of the last 1000 years, people have finally realized that ‘it’ is to be sought nowhere else but at home: in the own mind. More than this: people have also learned to use their own mind for its full worth. They meditate frequently, use visualization and autosuggestion. ‘Psychosomatic illness’ is almost inexistent. As far as I can see, most people look happy and intelligent and loving and wise… I could stay here… but you know how it is with time machines. We have to get…

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… back to the year 20XX. Just in time, because the time machine doesn’t work anymore. And damned, I forgot to see whether in the history books of the year 3000, any mention is made of the text that I have just finished writing now? I didn’t even look up ‘AURELIS’ in the index.

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Will they like it? I’ll never know.

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