“” and TIPS…
Hope you are doing well. I read a quote recently, which I’ll paste below, that really struck a chord in me. A d major, which happens to be the dominant chord /note in my life at present, at that.
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It gave me a precious new perspective from which to see my comfort zones for what they really are.
Because you see, it is no measure of health (which I read as wellness/ease/comfort) to be adjusted to a profoundly sick society, which, for ANYONE who is actually awake, is obviously very, very sick.
It’s been an old theme for me, this re-cognization of the direction of the trend and it’s qualitative expression in our lives. It’s down and out, in my eyes.
One has to be living a rather compromised and compartmentalized existance to be able to be at ease in todays profoundly sick society. And remember he said this decades ago. I’d say we’ve got a bit sicker since, wouldn’t you say?
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Something to ponder for sure.
And since I’ve quoted him twice, I should add his most devastating, at least to the majority of humanity…
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Onto lighter, whiter things…
The second thing is toothpaste. Not sure how many people have paid attention to the poison control warning on their toothpaste?
Don’t Swallow Your Toothpaste
As of April 7th, 1997, the United States FDA (Food & Drug Administration) has required that all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S. carry a poison warning on the label. The warning cautions toothpaste users to:
“WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”
Why the Need for a Warning?
One of the little-known facts about fluoride toothpaste, is that each tube of toothpaste – even those specifically marketed for children – contains enough fluoride to kill a child.
As detailed below, most “Colgate for Kids” toothpastes – with flavors ranging from bubble gum to watermelon – contain 143 milligrams (mg) of fluoride in each tube. This dose of fluoride is more than double the dose (60 mg) that could kill the average-weighing 2 year old child. It is also greater than the dose capable of killing all average weighing children under the age of 9.
Fortunately, however, toothpaste-induced fatalities have been rarely reported in the US. In a review of Poison Center Control reports between 1989 and 1994, 12,571 reports were found from people who had ingested excess toothpaste. Of these calls, 2 people – probably both children – experienced “major medical outcomes”, defined as “signs or symptoms that are life-threatening or result in significant residual disability or disfigurement” (SOURCE: Shulman 1997).
Go HERE for the rest of this story…
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm…… That is what lead me to my no brushing experiment (almost 18 months) but it cost me a molar and a root canal. Well worth the price though! :-)
But really, we need to pay attention, eh?
To the the last thing and trust me, not by a wide margin the least this… SMOKING!
SMOKING! Sorry, it’s such a stigmatized word, I felt the urge to CAPITASLIZE!
I’ve been a smoker for the better part of 26 years now and spent the first 15 or so in great anguish. The daily attempt to quit, giving away packets, cigarettes, fighting prejudices from parents, girls and then later women and now children. Marlboro man’s ultimate limp -ness was a defining moment in the public’s changed perception of smoking. No longer was it either sexy or macho. It was dumb…
A quick fall in deed, from this:
Now I’m a life-long contrarian, not for contrariannesses sake, but out of innate mal-adjustedness to society. When the herd goes one way, I light up.
And then one day, I found this article, linked below, and it was all I needed to justify the habit. It rang true to me, like a 5 metal bell made by a master craftsman…
It tied things together for me, anecdotally, experientially and observationally (I am a constant self and life observer).
Read it at your peril. Becoming a smoking advocate will not win you many friends. ;-)
God bless Joe Vialls.
Be well, the lessons are going to start to get harder for the un-prepared. And less and less time to prepare. Paying attention to the contracting of time is key now. Always with the flow, aikido style…
Be well and stay sharp. Don’t b flat!