I woke up early this morning, so I watched a few shows ... and maybe had a 'revelation' (or two or three) from watching:
- First was Adam Ruins Everything—Adam Conover, revealing that most (especially 'New Age') medicine is reliant on The Placebo Effect ... so-much-so that The Placebo Effect is actually a crucial part of standard medical practice (right up there with The Immune System).
- 1990's Total Recall ... there's the brain-stuff to meditate-on, but it really reminded me of something I learned from ...
- Data (the Android) in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION ... he said that 'you aren't really "sucked out into space" when the space-ship is open, so much as you are "pushed."'
Maybe that's good to keep in mind (if you're ever in that situation), but I think the actual truth is somewhere in between—nature seeks a balance, and all the 'loose particles' (which includes you) are "balanced out" of the space-ship ... the same way water shoots out of an aquarium's window if a hole is blasted through the glass.
- Kind of like The DOCTOR WHO Doctor studying the universe-map at 'The Shadow Proclamation' (about 15 minutes in)
- And Jim Jefferies talked about the news
- the Harvey Weinstein trouble—it's not "good" or "excusable" that Weinstein was 'taking care of his problems' the way he did, but–like with ALL 'powerful' men who did sick-sick-sick things that have hurt people (Stefani "Lady Gaga" Germanotta's PTSD was the result of such sickness)–there may have been some 'good' that Harvey was able to give us as a result of the bad (?)
Don't get me wrong; no one should ever do the terrible things that Harvey should still pay for having done (and not just the "million-per-violation" that was in his contract, but the reputation-payment that's being rendered in all the minds that see the Internet!) But neither should anyone hear about 'the terrible things' unless they are personally involved in some way (because Weinstein did some high-quality work in Hollywood, and I don't want people to think any-less of those works just because they were written by "a guy who does that kind of thing to women").
- 'fake news'—media has ALWAYS BEEN make-believe ... from the drawings on cave-walls to the bedtime-storytelling to the stage-dramas to the radio to the television to the movies to the Internet itself.
e.g. Yes, I'm a real person thinking these things and typing them into Blogspot's database; but once I click "Publish," it's totally virtual—'0's & '1's stored in a file on Blogspot's computer. The code is called-up and sent to your ISP, who sends it to your computer, which interprets it back into the words and ideas I think I'm writing.
You read those words and understand what I think I witness & process & understand & communicate, and see if that matches with what what you know was witnessed & processed & understood & communicated before; and THAT is where you find 'real news.'
Thinking of a few of those things all at once, a couple 'NEW ideaS' come to mind—that "news" isn't necessarily 'truth,' but is just 'new things.' The 'good news' of the Gospel is not good because it's "true"; it is true, but the main reason you believe it's true is because you believe the people who tell you about it and it brings you peace-of-mind. (That's the Placebo Effect—not only is the news actually true, but you feel like it's true.)
You Create The News
The true sense of the word "Create" (Creation) is "to Grow, Make, Bring Forth, Produce, Beget."