limited living

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources.
~ William James

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  1. I imagine our potential is suppressed by the instinct to multiply and nurture and this is taken advantage of for the gain of the few.

    I read some statistics from a documentary by the BBC that compared how many more choices we have to make on selecting services now than in the 70s. In my own experience, I think bewilderment by choice and the basic need to afford shelter and food are the inhibitors of potential to consider anything more than the next day.

    I also think that drinking and smoking is the antidote to suppress insanity of people in limited jobs where intellectual thought would make them a prisoner in their own body. The shows they watch on TV and the lifestyles the characters lead are a mockery to these poor peoples existence. Ladies of leisure in the suburbs or the city, friends that stay together in an unrealistic time span, arrrgh get me the beer!

    I also think ol’ Bill James wasn’t in the sack enough 🙂

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