Message from discussion A bike can be a toy for the rich or a tool for the poor
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Subject: Re: A bike can be a toy for the rich or a tool for the poor
From: "TibetanMonkey, the Beach Cruiser Philosopher" <thetibetanmon...@gmail.com>
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On Sep 20, 7:37=A0pm, walker <being@.... --- -- .> wrote:
> TibetanMonke wrote:
> >I don't expect the people to pedal uphill, but wherever the land is
> >flat, the bike is the vehicle of liberation. Liberation from what?
> >Let's say liberation from our bipedal condition. And liberation from
> >Big Oil. How can people fail to understand this?
> Perhaps they don't feel nor think they are in bondage.
> Maybe they aren't possessed, as you appear to be.
> >Well, no humble philosopher ever thought about these issues and
> >presented a solution.
> Probably only arrogant ones did?
> Or just the non-humble ones?
> Have you really surveyed all humble philosophers
> to find out of they ever thought about them?
> Or, maybe there wasn't a problem
> and so you invented one, to give your life meaning.
> You have a cause. A reason.
> So your life isn't meaningless.
> Maybe that is the situation.
> > THE SOLUTION IS THE REVOLUTION.
> SHOUTING LOUDER, does that help?
> > We are a tool-
> >making species and we must have the right tool for every situation.
> If there was no ulterior motive to Life,
> no reason nor meaning, what would that mean?
> Not every situation may need to be tooled.
> Perhaps you think of yourself as a tool.
> Without any ulterior motive nor reason
> life can be lived for itself. As a dance or song,
> or a ride, without going anywhere in particular.
> For its own self so.
> Ziran or tzu-jan.
> A revolution can be resolved
> by dissolving the situation.
> That's what solutions can do.
> That's why they're called solutions.
> Take water for example.
> It's called the universal solvent.
> > An
> >SUV may be the right vehicle in the African savannah, but so is the
> >bicycle for the African people. We must always adapt and learn from
> >our environment. "Learning from the Animal Kingdom is very wise."
> Most of my cousins probably live in the day.
> Each day, one day at a time. No worries.
> That might be their non-solution to a non-problem.
I read of a man who could have saved his wife by taking her on a bike
to the nearest clinic. But he had none. No bicycle!
Perhaps aid to Africa should start right there. But it doesn't have to
end there. They need paths --not necessary paved-- and bananas.
Perhaps the people of Africa and us have a lot in common, besides our
bipedal condition. A banana sandwich with bread, water and a path is
all we need. ROAMING FREE is the name of the game.
Are the lions around? I mean real lions. Give them a banana too!
(Peace & Love)