September 16, 2015 by Dr. Geyser
New pages have been added to Dr. Geyser’s health and wellness blog. What you will find below is an introduction to Tip of the Geyser, a page that contains practical guidance on various topics. This introduction is also included with Dr. Geyser’s practical insights on the new page. Comment here, read it there, or whatever you like.
Like the iceberg, it is not about how tall you stand or how hot you are, but about how far you can sink below the surface without drowning.
Like a volcano, no one told me to let my ideas explode in the form of a blog.
No one told me to write this.
Or this other thing.
No one taught me how to create laughter and mirth.
No one taught me how to be myself. Yes, they tried to demand it, like an exorcism in reverse. But did it work?
No, or at least not in the way they expected it to. Actually, I am not really sure what they were expecting. All I know is that this was most definitely not it.
You may ask, “What do you stand for?”
I can answer this question, but first we must interrogate the questioner.
Is it reasonable to ask of others that they ‘stand for something’? That they become immobilized by their own words, unable to move to greener pastures within their own minds, even when they discover that the reason this truism works is because human beings have been ‘led out to pasture’ by the invisible hand of the Western conscience? Is it even ethical to ‘stand’ for something, if it means that the mind forgets how to dance?
I know. These are questions, and you came to this blog looking for answers because you were too lazy to read anything else. Fine. Here is an answer.
You are a fickle pickle.
See how annoying it is when someone answers a question that you weren’t asking, in order to persuade you that they are capable of thinking about someone other than themselves?
Sloppy questions warrant sloppy answers, all of which you have heard before and will hear again, until you accept that tautology is a fact of life, and that the stupidity of circular arguments originates in this all-too-common form of denial.
Science succeeds because scientists ask good questions and, more importantly, are not distracted by questions that cannot be answered – the Scientific Method.
The shortest route to an answer is to ask more questions. The ecology of the mind typically sits on the brink of resource depletion, such that every new question enters into a competitive relationship with those that have already been answered. What were formerly scientific answers come to resemble the institutional dogma which they claimed to overcome. In the search for stability, the ecology of the mind enters into a hot flux, and an entire forest of lies is burnt to the ground. Though it may take 100 or a 1000 generations for the forest to return, it will be unquestionably stronger than its predecessors. For no farmer likes weeds, not even the earth.
Question the questioner. Question the question. Question the language in which the question is asked. Question the answer. Question the assumptions behind every error. Above all, keep it in your pants. No one likes a philosopher who asks simple questions. Wait to speak until you have enough content to confuse the reader sufficiently that they will simply have to buy your otherwise worthless ideas. And remember, silence is the beginning of ‘free speech.’
And so on.
At what point do we come to recognize that our suburban grass covers over generations of ancestral feces?
At what point do we discover that soil is the shit of the earth?
And these are just the Tip of the Geyser?
Follow along, or lead.