A profoundly depressed person may well not be capable of suicide. This could account for the increased longevity of modern Western man, rather than public health measures and medicine alone. More modern humans than in the past are simply too depressed to commit suicide. But every so often there is a cycle of collective improvement in the mass psyche. Perhaps it is occasioned by a slight reduction in the mass consumerism and endless striving after wealth and status. More individuals become less depressed and this improvement in the mass psyche is generally manifested as a mass suicide-homicide movement, perhaps a local conflict or major war.

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When I was a small child I could see living people all around me. I could see my mother and father and people in the street, all living and moving about. I thought everyone could see them. So I happened to mention it to my mother and father, who were quite disturbed by this. They told me to stop talking such non-sense. There were no living people, they themselves were not living or present, and even if they were, I certainly could not see them. So I learned not to talk about this subject. As I got older sometimes I had in-the-body experiences and imagined that I remembered glimpses of a present life. But now I only see dead people like everyone else.

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The Bottomless Pit of Darkness represents the Wisdom of human parables throughout the ages. The cautionary signs carefully placed around the Bottomless Pit of human Wisdom represent Prudence, which Epicurus held to be even more precious than Philosophy. The Man, hypnotized by his vision of his Wisdom, is blind to Prudence and sleepwalks into the Pit, the “Fall of Man” into his Wisdom.

https://gizmodo.com/museum-visitor-falls-into-giant-hole-that-looks-like-a-1828462859

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There will be an unfortunate delay in the announcement of another unavoidable delay in the publication of the first issue of the Journal of Uncompleted Projects by Zeno Publications, because the announcement of the delay, itself, is incomplete.

The first issue, which is now half complete, will consist of fragments of scholarly research on the Too-Many-Interests Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD).

The second issue will consist primarily of software, which simulates the creation of the Multiverse in toto for any number of particles, Strings, Membranes or dimensions of hyperspace at a scale larger than that of the Multiverse, itself, which may be run on one’s smartphone.

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Homo sapiens — upgrade to Smart Stupidity!

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The God of the Abrahamic traditions is probably just a mid level Lunacy Manager.

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Sound of morning light,
spring robin dances haiku,
missed 5 – 7 – 5 beat.

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