Instinct Unplugged

I want to be more than a survivor in a dog eat dog world.

I want to be more than a sheepish, cowering herd animal.

I want to be more than a rat in some mad scientist’s maze.

I want to be more than just another link in the food chain.

I want to be more than a wild animal primed to fight, flee, or freeze.

I want to be more that a bundle of primitive reflexes.

To that end, I refuse to accept a universe so cruel that it would grant me such aspirations without also providing me the means for achieving them… or at least the chance to find meaning in the trying.

And so, I begin my quest for such transcendence by declaring such an opportunity to be not just a scientific possibility, but by declaring its pursuit to be a moral necessity.

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Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

6 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Keep expressing such powerful thoughts and I’ll be tempted to put my keyboard to rest – there is no way I could have said it better, or even as well. As a human being, I too refuse to be turned into a meat machine.
    Quote: ” I refuse to accept a universe so cruel that it would grant me such aspirations without also providing me the means for achieving them… or at least the chance to find meaning in the trying.

    And so, I begin my quest for such transcendence by declaring such an opportunity to be not just a scientific possibility, but by declaring its pursuit to be a moral necessity.”

    Yes, and yes, and yes.

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    • Your most kind words of support and resonance have been and continue to be an instrumental source of energy, my dear… keeping me going and giving me hope for all of us. Heartfelt thanks and peace.

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  2. It can be done in The quiet of your own mind, no fanfare, no glory, just take it slow and be mindful of our tendencies. The ultimate in fake news—the good news that you don’t have to believe it. Well done again Frank.

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    • A never-ending challenge indeed, George… infinitely easier said than done. I will allow my public battles and contributions to speak for themselves while keeping my anonymous contributions and private battles where they belong. Thanks and peace.

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