DS 8 Summary

Reference: Data Series

Reference: Data Series 8—SANITY

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SANITY AND FIXED IDEAS

An observer has to be sane to sanely observe. Sanity is vital to accurate observation.

The “idée fixe” is the bug in sanity. Whenever an observer himself has fixed ideas he tends to look at them, not at the information. Prejudiced people are suffering mainly from an “idée fixe.’ The strange part of it is that the “idée fixe” they think they have isn’t the one they do have.

A fixed idea is something accepted without personal inspection or agreement. It blocks the existence of any contrary observation. No actual experience alters these fixed ideas.

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NORMAL SCENE

The reason a fixed idea can get so rooted and so overlooked is that it appears normal or reasonable. And somebody or a lot of somebodies want to believe it. Thus a fixed idea can become an ideal. It is probably a wrong ideal. A rational ideal has this law: 

THE PURPOSE OF THE ACTIVITY MUST BE PART OF THE IDEAL ONE HAS FOR THAT ACTIVITY.

Thus one can analyze for a sane ideal by simply asking, “What’s the purpose of the activity?” If the ideal is one that forwards the purpose, it will pass for sane.

There are many factors which add up to an ideal scene. If the majority of these forward the purpose of the activity, it can be said to be a sane ideal. If an ideal which does not forward the activity in any way is the ideal being stressed then a fixed idea is present and had better be inspected.

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URGES TO IMPROVE

Sometimes the urge to improve an activity is such that it injures or destroys the activity. If one is familiar with the type of activity he must also realize that there is a law involved.

THE FACT THAT SOMETHING IS ACTUALLY OPERATING AND SOLVENT CAN OUTWEIGH THE UNTESTED ADVANTAGES OF CHANGING IT.

It is the difference between an ideal scene and a practical scene which brings down many old businesses and civilizations. Therefore, to have an ideal, familiarity with what works is desirable. It is quite possible without any familiarity, to imagine a successful ideal. BUT IT MUST NOT HAVE ANY FIXED IDEAS IN IT.

It is the fixed idea that knocks a practical operating living environment in the head. Do-gooders are always at this. They see in a row of old shacks, not economic independence and a lazy life but P-O-V-E-R-T-Y. So they get a new housing project built, shoot taxes into the sky, put total control on a lot of people and cave in a society.

Thus there should not be too wide a difference between the ideal and the represented scene. And not too wide a difference between the ideal and the actual scene.

Reality consists of the is-ness of things. One can improve upon this is-ness to bring about an ideal and lead the reality up to it. This is normal improvement and is accepted as sane.

When none of the outpoints are present, yet you do have reports and the scene is functioning and fulfilling its purpose one would have what he could call a sane scene.

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SANITY IS SURVIVAL

Anything not only survives better when sane but it is true that the insane doesn’t survive.

The 5 primary illogics or outpoints as we call them are of course the anatomy of insanity. In their many variations the insanity of any scene can be sounded and the nucleus of it located. By locating and then closely inspecting, such a point of insanity can then be handled.

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