Age 68 – “What is Reality?” – “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away” Philip K Dick.
Now living (much more, after this acromegaly operation!): well within an – ‘autistic spectrum’: but it is ‘autismic’ or ‘autis-mic’ – “Books are very real to Charles”, School Report 1958. Working on: For (all) the family. Abroad or at home, and also, for ‘all’ the children. Reconstruction, due to some errors of fact! Some errors of fact, I am, now, sorting out, with the fantastic help from http://www.ancestry.com/ the living are obscured for privacy and without permission ‘Williams Family Tree’ – Charles Anthony Leonard Williams, Father, ‘Anthony Leonard Stuart Williams’ RNVR, Mother, ‘Angela Scott Williams’ is (most confusing); if you are really interested, look it all up (use the people below, if you like, for some leads) And, https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115288602914964402957 ! Remember, try to, and prepare; for all the inevitable life ‘scenarios’, although, it’s nearly impossible in life, but with this knowledge, they may never come around and with such a great shock and it’s all felt, as somewhat, ‘normal’ – “Personal disasters, economic failures, unemployment, and war, govern man’s fate”. And, “The total lack of proportion in the whole exercise gives it a weird atmosphere of unreality, as though one had strayed into a science fiction narrative, and landed on a planet, in which, ‘Only fear, and greed, were institutionalised at a global level’. A planet inhabited, and ruled, by anthropoids, with only fossilized, and vestigial (social) intelligence, and a (quite) hideous preoccupation with death”. ‘The Home of Man’, Barbara Ward (advisor to presidents) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Ward
“Culture change strategists all agree about the urgent need to promote “global consciousness,” or “cosmic consciousness” — a broad worldview with a high level of awareness of the interrelatedness and sacredness of all living things. It is thought that such a universality of mind leads not only to intellectual illumination, but also to heightened moral sensibilities, compassion, and greater community responsibility” http://www.culturechange.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=177&Itemid=1 And, this, may help @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3VgoKEGb6A And, for the ‘Quantum World’, (some extra) Knowledge to think about @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tr9x9 And, look up – ‘Magnetic Compass’ (birds, specific research on the Robin) Humankind, the pineal gland / eyes, so on…? Those that find it hard, to not live with a ‘surreal something’ (God, ‘perhaps’) may find comfort in Aldous Huxley’s favoured, open-minded, approach, to a life of, ‘Atheistic Mysticism’.
The psychodrama continues – We have only just got high-speed broadband, such a bonus; as all this, was not really at all possible! ‘Brave New World’, ‘Utopia’, Aldous Huxley (further reading to do, on, ‘How The World Works’ Chomsky). Interesting link -, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/17/online-aged-90-less-lonely First family, second marriage (first marriage no children – divorced by spouse), bringing up my 17-year-old twins, a boy, and a girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Also, uploading some fun videos to ‘YouTube’ https://www.youtube.com/user/Charlieluckyme Someone, may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, the non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! Getting, on the ‘route’ to ‘Progressive Family Philosophy’; the way for your children, as they grow up, from the ‘State Indoctrinated Religion’: especially, in our Nursery Education, to that of Humanism (atheism & secularism) https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: History of ‘Cultural Religions’, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Progressive Family Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation, Family History. Favourite quotes: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond And, Reasonable things just don’t work! “For me, it is so reasonable to assume that the photons in those experiments carry with them programs, which have been correlated in advance, telling them how to behave. This is so rational that I think that when Einstein saw that, and the others refused to see it, he was the rational man. The other people, although history has justified them, were burying their heads in the sand. (for ages, 20 years plus) … So for me, it is a pity that Einstein’s idea doesn’t work. The reasonable thing just doesn’t work.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart_Bell The older I get, the more I see people with a need for the ‘subjective’ – Aldous Huxley ‘Atheistic Mysticism’, fills the ‘gap’.
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then, the whining school-boy with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then, a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden, and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then, the justice,
In fair round belly, with a good capon lined,
With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws, and modern instances,
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”