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I decided to clean the dust off the photocopied experts before writing the conclusion and I'm glad I did. My table of contents is primarily a list of questions which I wrote before coming across the following quote. On page 194 of Uniting Heaven & Earth: A Jungian and Taoist Exploration of the Masculine and Feminine in Human Consciousness (Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. Los Angeles 1979) Sukie Colegrave stated: "We live in a culture which places a high premium on asnwers and a much lower one on questions and the capacity to live with uncertainty. It might be that this scale of values is upside down. It might be that we could serve ourselves and others better by learning to live with fewer answers and more questions."
This book took on an entirely different route than I would have expected because my left eye got infected while I was writing it. This meant I had trouble doing my continuous reading of books and watched far more TV than usual because it was easier on my eye. The 1998 N.B.A. playoffs were the centerpiece of my viewing because it won by default. The United Center in Chicago is an actual place, whereas the majority of the competing garbage is total pretense. Anyway, the eye problem reminded me that everyone is not always capable of being a hero or even wants to be such a burdened soul. My guess is that Michael Jordan's life is not particularly an easy one and that this lack of ease is not entirely to his liking. Is he a victim? No. Is he someone whose existence we must all chase, leaving our brains and souls in coin-operated lockers in or near the United Center? We can do better. Carl wants us to do better as does Marie-Louise.
Tomorrow is the fifth game in the 1998 series between the Bulls and the Jazz. I think my eye is now better. It should be after six weeks of antibiotics!!! What an ordeal. I'm cheering for the Bulls. | simply love the City of Chicago for a number of reasons. For example, Chicago doesn't remind me of Minneapolis as Chicago is a real city. I want Michael to win. I want Michael to win because, while I'm working on getting my own life with Carl's help, the illusion that at least one person doesn't have to engage in this struggle is reassuring to my heart even though my mind should of course know otherwise.
Closing note: Many people have told me that they were disappointed in my conclusion because I gave up too much ground to Jordan and others. This is probably true. However, the point of this "book" is not to attack the Jordans of the world, but to remind my fellow geeks that we are the masters of our own destiny and not the celebrated ones or the mindless media personalites who worship them.
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