Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Marasme de l'âme

Fake it ‘til you believe it.

Continue the fallacy!

Faith , Placebo, Manic Delusion and even Optimism and the grand illusion or delusion either of CONTROL.

I wonder if one day depressive realism will get the recognition it should instead of so much other bullshit and fads and controversies with a million new therapies of all kind Cognitive Behaviour Therapy being only one of them. I really resent scientists who compare our brains to computers since we are “machines” a billion times more complex than any computer will ever be and the power of intellect is one small part of us while the power of emotions, good and evil, ignorance and stupidity, delusions and mis and disinformation is as vast as the universe. Add greed and hatred and deep psychological scars sometimes from a very early age if not even preborn and here we go in the marasm of human complexity and total inability to solve any major important problems like war, famine, superstition and so much more.

A side note on this concept of continuing the fallacy and fake it til you believe it is that basically you lie to yourself until you believe your own lies so even though it might make you feel better basically you are more crazy then you were before you started and live a false delusion. Fallacy, delusions, disassociation, Lies and deceit are so far engrained in this world that it is nearly impossible to ever decipher the truth and I have a feeling that mental health to begin with should have the truth as its rock solid foundation.

Semantics again and its crippling limitations are so annoying. The word marasme in French is such a beautiful word with many metaphorical nuances where in English it is reduce to a body sickness.

Coming from the Greek marasmos it implies drying out, decaying, depression, basically a long going down hill with inevitable doom at the end.

All languages have limitations like that therefore the expression “lost in translation” ever since the tower of Babel we have crippled communications on the whole planet. It makes me wonder at times if there is not a pure state of communication somewhere in a spiritual or physical universe where concepts, ideas, emotions, feelings and needs and wants are not expressed in a perfect telepathic way. On this planet it would be totally impossible given the high impurity of the soul in emissions and in reception but it is nice to think and imagine that somewhere somehow sometime it would be possible to bond in a perfect way and have all the exact words meanings and understanding of one another.

In a less ideal way I suppose that two or three Charles Berlitz could have a multilingual conversation that would just be awesome always picking the right word from the right language to express as shortly as possible the right idea. J

It is said that he reached adolescence speaking eight languages fluently. One anecdote I always loved from him is that apparently once a reporter asked him what was the hardest part of speaking so many languages and he answered to remember or know what language I said my last sentence. Something I can really relate to even though I only speak two languages because when you’re fluent you don’t think in words but in concept and ideas and the tool used is irrelevant. I always find it very refreshing and practical to have a nice long Frenglish conversation with a bilingual friend, switching back and forth to whatever is easiest to express the right idea.

I wonder if this is not the concept explained in this famous bible passage.

1Co 13:8 Charity never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will be abolished; if tongues, they shall cease; if knowledge, it will be abolished.

1Co 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

1Co 13:10 But when the perfect thing comes, then that which is in part will be caused to cease.

1Co 13:11 When I was an infant, I spoke as an infant, I thought as an infant, I reasoned as an infant. But when I became a man, I did away with the things of an infant.

1Co 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall fully know even as I also am fully known.

1Co 13:13 And now faith, hope, charity, these three remain; but the greatest of these is charity.

Some sort of Astral Love Making! J

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