Thursday, August 5, 2010

I was sitting on the toilet: THINKING!

What?! What's wrong with thinking? What?! You don’t go to the bathroom?

I do not know about you, but I do some of my deepest thinking while in my quiet time. I mean, my computer is not on my lap when I take a dump, but sometimes great ideas emerge from those moments of default stillness. Okay, I don’t want to sound all nasty but maybe I should break that down. Default stillness means, you ain’t going too far with a turd hanging from your booboo.

I am not trying to be funny, but there are some things in life that require a substantial amount of deep solid thinking.

Well, why will most people that are over weight, remain that way or even gain more weight, even though that's not their desire?

Why will most single, or divorced women over 30 never get married?

Why can’t most individuals lose a substantial number of pounds, even though they want to.

Why will the overwhelming majority of substance abusers never recover?

Why is it that an overwhelming majority of church goers have not read the entire Bible (if that’s their religion) and therefore are highly susceptible to false prophets?

Why are fat farms, weight watchers, and quick fix diet plans, nothing more than a new pimp game?

Why is sex rehab a big joke?

Why is drug treatment/rehab a dismal failure?

The real answers, in my humble opinion, is not that deep. However, I believe it requires a deep thinker to find the crown jewel. I am not talking about the most educated, nor the "professional".

But damn, the common solutions and championed quick fix programs are simply not working! WHY?

First, do you believe all of the above statements/implications are true (they are)? If so, where’s the problem?

Fact not fiction. If you think you know the answer, don’t stop there. It's a little deeper than that.


Anna Renee said...

Hi Brother! Damn, that's a big ass toilet! Get it? That's my double entendre for the day! Anyway, it's going to take a toilet that size and a whole lotta thinking to figure out these simple things of life! ;-)

Anna Renee said...

Oh my smile broke in half! Damn!

CareyCarey said...

Well my lil Lily pad, you said a load. I mean, that is a big toilet and it does sort of signify an answer to most, if not all of the questions. Nope it does not take a lot of thinking, only a little deep thinking.

So far, my crooked smiled friend, you only have a D for effort. Someone knows the answer... I think?

Solomon said...

I think most of what you are saying here is true Carey. I like the one about most who claim to be Christians have never read the entire Bible, so therefore they are susceptible to false profits.

I better get to work.


CareyCarey said...

hello Solomon, it's good to see you back.

Yes Solomon, every statement I made is true, however, there is a "one size fits all" reason to the question of... WHY? Someone has to know the answer? Smart bloggers from the West Coast to the East coast has stopped by, but... notta. That doesn't surprise me in the least. That's why that toilet is so big.

Freeman said...

I'll take a stab at it. I don't think any of the people believe they have a problem and they rely on others to get them out of it. Most people want a quick fix but a lot of problems require a change in life and most people don't really want to change their life.

The money (Mad Money Opinion) has always been on treating people to what they want to be. Vanity, Romance and Attention always makes money. So if you want to make money just tell women if they eat some weird nut from North Eritrea makes you lose weight and watch you make a million tomorrow.

MOMSWEB said...

Inquiring Minds want to know...You definitely mentioned a few things that are quite true. Most people don't even take the time to use their brain and THINK about some of the topics you mentioned.

As for me...I try to get on and off - my thoughts usually come in the shower. Same room, different tool.

CareyCarey said...

MOMSWEB, thanks for stopping by, I think I saw you at Miz's blog.

Yep, you are correct, "thinking" is very difficult for most humans. I mean, it's not that we are all lazy, or mentally deficient, but there's no comfort in thinking.
MLK spoke about man's tendency to rely on half baked solutions. Which leads me to...

Mr FreeMan,
Man, you were right there!

[Freeman]: "I don't think any of the people believe they have a problem and they rely on others to get them out of it. Most people want a quick fix but a lot of problems require a change in life and most people don't really want to change their life"

Freeman, if we change a few words or add a few, you have hit pay dirt. You are so damn close, that as much as I hate to do this (with your big head self *smile*) I have to give you a strong B.

Dang, iam going to hold tight until someone rings that bell.

Wait, a small hint: lets say a person developes a keen sense of self awareness and in such, knows they have a problem... and lets say they want to change. Now, what's the answer that fits all the situations/problems?

Again, Freeman was real close.

Come on Miss DC & Oakland, I saw you pondering the question. LA was also in the house. So was my friends in Maryland and Jacksonville. Come on back and drops some knowledge. Don't be scared. :-)


I am going to pretend Mr Mad Money was drunk *lol*

Anna Renee said...

OK Brother Carey! Desire is one thing and accomplishment is another. Just because one desires a thing doesn't mean it's theirs until they transition over to actually doing the work it takes to accomplish that thing. Most people wont put in work!!!

CareyCarey said...

OuuuuWeeee baby(Mrs Renee), I like you because you don't give up. You are blazing hot close, but no cigar.

Okay, they have the desire, they know they have a problem/situation, AND they are putting in "THE" work. Now, why does the overwelming majority still fail at/in all the problems I listed?

Jay Midnyte said...

I was thinking about writing a post like this today. I was gonna call it "Treating the Symptom."

So my answer to your question is because people don't treat the CAUSE of their problems, they try to treat the symptoms.

John H. Tilden - Impaired Health: It's Cause and Cure

Great book.

CareyCarey said...

You've hit the Lottery, Jay!

Yep, if the knowledge a person gains, is nothing more than a band-aid, the root of the problem will remain. And, as this applies to my question and solution, it's my opinion that no matter how much conviction and effort a person throw at their problem, if they are throwing it on the wrong wall, it will forever go wanting.

So, in essence, their intentions my be in the right place,but they may not have be given the right knowledge.

However, it is the persons responsible to look far and wide for the right "truth". But again, how and when will they know they are relying on the wrong source?

BTW, tell me, how and where did you gain this insight?

Jay Midnyte said...

Well... First, I started to not trust the conventional sources of news and information. That mistrust was probably sparked by one of the documentaries I watched a long time ago, but I don't know which one.

That skepticism and mistrust led to me always looking up the information or theories people presented. You know, it's basically the development of the scientific mindset...

"A good scientist is observant and notices thing in the world around him/herself. (S)he sees, hears, or in some other way notices what’s going on in the world and becomes curious about what’s happening. This can and does include reading and studying what others have done in the past because scientific knowledge is cumulative. In physics, when Newton came up with his Theory of Motion, he based his hypothesis on the work of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo as well as his own, newer observations. Darwin not only observed and took notes during his voyage, but he also studied the practice of artificial selection and read the works of other naturalists to form his Theory of Evolution."

Then this led to me having a constant curiosity. In terms of diet, basically I figured out that the profit motive usually will lead to people trying to keep others ignorant to protect profit. For example, I would look at the list of ingredients on a loaf of bread and see things like bleached enriched flower, high fructose corn syrup, calcium sulfate, ammonium proponiate, etc.

I would find out WHAT these ingredients are and WHY someone would put them in food.

And these little "discoveries" start to keep rewarding my search for information because then I can actually come to the conclusion that obesity, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, diabetes, and others are the response of the body to the constant fight it maintains against all the toxins we feed it.

The problem is most people will watch one documentary, believe everything, and stop there. They might take action, but when they actually try to explain to someone else why they are taking action, they realize they don't even know why they are taking action. They give up because they still only have the band-aid of knowledge.

That is the problem that lies behind someone getting their information from the wrong source. That's the problem! They got it from a source, instead of exploring all there is on the topic from all sides.

If they do that, then they come to their OWN conclusions based on all the information they've seen and can actually BELIEVE in it and defend their beliefs. This is also why if someone watches a movie that questions everything about their religion and belief in God, they get all messed up, and wonder if they really should believe in a God. They didn't even know WHY they believed in the first place...

Back to my point... This scientific process repeated over and over in different areas of interest leads to a love of gaining new knowledge and insight. And that leads to truth. Which I think is not absolute, atleast for the person, because as someone who has developed the scientific mindset you have to accept that somewhere out there, there might be something that shatters your truth.

So you basically have a viewpoint of, I believe this is what's true until someone or something can prove completely that this is wrong.

The end result is the learned ability to quickly weed out what is NOT true from their sources and to quickly recognize truth.

CareyCarey said...

Jay, my man, I am going to tell you right now, I am going to erase your name off your comments, and say they were mine.

Damn, you killed/defined what I've been trying to say with a stroke of genius! More importantly, you gave me the basis/insight into my curiousity, or why I question everything.

I am not a do or die cynic, but I do question those that may have an ulterior motive behind their "preaching"/sales pitch.

See, my background is in math and electronics. I was enrolled in Saturday classes at the age of 10, when the rest of the kids were playing ball, and doing what kids do on their regular days off.

Anyway, I took my first algebra class in 7th grade. So, you know the rest of the story. Math is fact based, and if a person build an electronic component, it better be built correctly or it's not going to work.

But on a more personal note, I keep falling down, and the "traditional" way out was not working for me, and practically everyone around me. So I had to ask myself... WHY? I wasn't slow or resistent to facts, but that was the problem. I wasn't getting all the facts.

Then I noticed I was a pawn in the middle of a business that may not have my best interest at heart. I mean, they meant well, but I wasn't there main focus.

So my man, you've made my day.

How in the heck did you find my humble abode?

Hey, I am not kidding about stealing your words. You rung my bell. I may even do a post about it. Yep, it's in the skillet.

Jay Midnyte said...

I found your blog through KIT.

My last comment was just me trying to explain to myself why I think the way I do lol

Feel free to check my blog too.