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Tribal People Discovering Cheesecake Will Make You Grin for Hours - YouTube
I think I have officially OD"d on cheesecake this week. Being the statutory Mary Birthday week, it was celebrated by yours truly with:
Cheesecake at the Casino (with a candle).
Store bought cheesecake at home,
and now my neighbor gave me two more pieces of it.
I just wish lobster were as cheap...I'd be scarfing down that like a hungry tiger.
Happiest Birthday To You, Mary! Best wishes for all things great to you this year and always! 🌷 Eat cake of any kind is what I like to do on my birthday, too! Enjoy! 🎂
The guy who picked up the big piece with his hand and crammed it in his mouth…that’s my man!
The guy singing happy birthday to everyone was cool too. Like he said, it must be someones birthday. He seemed to have a cheerful outlook.
I don't deny the reality of virtues, kind deeds, or good intentions in the superficial world. In my journeys here and elsewhere and studies throughout history, I often find the reality to be somewhat different and perhaps less complementary to the egotism and ideas that society may have about itself or life in general. Having been indoctrinated into seeing this nation through the lens of current and past education/history/religion as reality, the shock of truth can overwhelm some if/when it arrives. e.g. If they realize their religion and saviors are fake/false/manmade or realize their leaders use them to further personal agendas rather than public service. How about when you need justice and it exists but is unavailable to you and you cannot afford it if it were? I have received all sorts of comments and reactions running the gamut from support to outright hatred yup even from my own kind. Perhaps I am dead wrong! You decide. I have.
"Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.
Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion???." [Democracy]
Cheesecake tastes good but is not good for you. Right? Truth or Illusion?
For me, the Plato video was quick moving and somewhat difficult to follow and so I read for a refresher of prior knowledge on Plato and a better understanding of the theory. It's been a long time since I've reflected on such a subject,
Philosophy is intriguing but difficult because reading about philosophers and their theories requires a deep thought process to analyze and come to an understanding of the writings. I've always found it to be an exercise for my brain when reading of ideas of philosophers who I've thought presented theories in what one may think is life far beyond their time. I did okay with exra effort put in for my philosophy coursework in college, long ago. To refresh my memory about Plato, I gathered an overview of interesting fine points from the history of western civilization.
In the Allogory of the Cave, Plato describes the physical world as a dark place where humans can only perceive objects through the senses, that the physical world isn't a realm where humans can obtain knowledge of true reality. That is, according to Plato, knowledge must come from the mind/soul. In his Theory of Recollection, Plato puts forth that it is the remembrance of ideas each human possesses in an innate way in the soul, that is, knowledge is internally located in the consciousness, not found in the external world.
Additional Plato tidbits:
* Plato founded one of the first institutions of higher learning in the Western World, the Platonic Academy.
* Plato's writngs explored justice, beauty and equality.
* Plato beliefs revolved around rational righteous political order and believed conflicting interests of different parts of society can be harmonized without being at the expense of others.
* Plato espouses a metaphysical foundation for meaning and truth.
* Plato's four cardinal Platonic virtues are wisdom, courage, moderation and justice.
I could go on, but suffice it to say that this is deep theory stuff. In the modern world, it seems it all comes down is to believe what you want or don't, old world philosophy won't apply or be considered, unless false leaders and power seekers say it does.
You all know how to google if you're interest is sparked enough to read further, maybe explore Aristotle a bit. He was Plato's student and a great philosopher in his own right.
Also, regarding Days Of Future Passed I owned the album on 8 track lol. Seems like yesterday. I find it to be as awesome today as it was then.
And, finally, to clarify my stance and my truth, cheesecake is good for me. Especially if it includes blackberry and or berry compote. I do aspire to the adage everything in moderation, one of Plato's Platonic virtues, though can't say that I live strictly by it.
@WTF Vax Up I've been visiting and revisiting it for 25 or so years. I watched the vid a 1/2 a dozen times. I thought it was a good presentation. Those who don't believe in the existence of the soul will likely disregard the concepts Plato presents like the teaching method. I'd guess below might approach the idea of quantum entanglement...what little I know of it. Professor Gundel are you here?
@Dip Dibbler Thanks, I appeciate your reflection & furthering my understanding... genuinely intriguing. I'm not all that informed on the theories, only scratched the surface, always open to exploring. I watched the video again after some reading triggered recall and was able to easier interpret it. Prior knowledge of Plato's teachings is helpful.
Not sure if the whole world does, but I need more cheesecake.
@CoffinBuilder There were always extra people at my family's dinner table when I was growing up. Breaking bread with friends, old and new, is one of the best things in life. I enjoyed the video, thank you for sharing.
@Delusionalmale Same here DM. I delivered a lot of meals my mom made for people who were alone, or having a rough time. Thanks for your input!
I believe there is always room for a nice piece of cheesecake. And a cup of ice-cold milk to go with it.
I made a fresh blackberry cheese cake this week!
I want to kiss your hands...but I want to try, large slice please, of your cheesecake first.
Good friend is making her delicious cheesecake, fresh berry compote, for my wife's birthday next month. Two days later wife will present said friend with wonderful carrot cake for her birthday. I plan on behaving til then.
@Delusionalmale Stay outta trouble or no cake for you!😆
OK. My .02.
My first mental image is grabbing a glucose meter.
Some of these people blessed the unknown substance before they ate it. It could have been a mindful act of faith or, a prayer that they would tolerate/survive eating the substance.
Most seem to have a bit of trepidation. a universally human response provided by, IMO, their body language and the bridge of understanding provided by the translation.
I attended a Sikh Gurudwara out of curiosity a few years ago. The foreignness of it was really "in your face" and the language barrier aspect of it conferred intangibility that was stupifying. This was in addition to attempting to understand the philosophical aspect of Sikhism teachings/philosophy. However, I could sense the good intentions of the group. I could likely never assimilate into their group, that is to say, if I were invited to, which I was not.
If any religious group's numbers grow large enough, they could declare their own doctrine of Manifest Destiny.
Still, there are aspects of eastern culture (and other cultures) that Americans desire and so they appropriate aspects of the target culture in a 'BORG" like manner. My opinion is that this is generally not appreciated by the group whose lifeways are being interpreted or misinterpreted, by outsiders. Certainly, these eastern human groups have cultural/tribal/ beliefs and socialization that have a deep degree of what I would call religious indoctrination...or in this case being identified as "Tribal".
I suspect a couple of years of exposure to American culture would destroy much of their humility.
It is an enterprising capitalistic intent to monetize, through youtube, the concept, and identification of an eastern person's unawareness of a certain product or object as a "tribal" reaction. The word "tribal" can have some dehumanizing quality to it depending upon the context in which, it is being used.
The American military uses/appropriates the names of American Indian Tribes or objects to describe their most destructive and vicious killing machines separating, and identifying the source humans as the same bloodthirsty entity.
When, the word "tribal", is used to describe American politics, the word becomes virtually devoid of culture, IMO, and becomes an exposition of more or less ugly, ruthless villainy and dishonesty on one or both sides of the issue.
@CoffinBuilder CB, I did not intend to take a sh*t on your post. You are correct, I was triggered by the use of the word "tribal". It is an overall friendly and decent message. I apologize.
@Dip Dibbler No problem Dib. I thought the video mainly showed joy, and that no matter where we are, we are all humans who appreciate good food.
I imagine the term tribal could be used in a very negative way, and if I had bad experiences with the word, I might see things differently.
@CoffinBuilder I want to try that bolli milk cake.
Haaaahahaa so very funnyyyyy!!! Also, bolli cake is new knowledge I never knew.
I will Allah this.
Love this. Saw it a couple of years ago and it’s still hilarious