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    Apart from a 'Tech', I'm also a 'Muso'. Have spent decades helping people with certain Musical Instruments, as well as 'fitting-in' with various
    'Un-Plugged' groups/venues... I've always loved, and gone by a saying that originally had no connection to Music, but goes like this...

    "May those who soar in the sky, Walk, back down the Mountain, and teach those with Leadened Feet, to Fly!!!".

    I think this attitude fits brilliantly with so many aspects/topics in life, and how I've always lived 'my' life !!!
    One small step for man... (but it wasn't me!!)



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    i) 1. One can work within any structure.
    ii) 2. Once one can work within any structure, some structures are more efficient than others.
    III) 3. There is no one structure which is universally appropriate.
    iv) 4. Commitment to an aim within an inappropriate structure will give rise to the creation of an appropriate structure.
    v) 5. Apathy, ie passive commitment, within an appropriate structure will effect its collapse.
    vi) 6. Dogmatic attachment to the supposed merits of a particular structure hinders the search for an appropriate structure.
    vii) 7. There will be difficulty defining the appropriate structure because it will always be mobile, ie in process.

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    i) 8. There should be no difficulty in defining aim.
    ii) 9. The appropriate structure will recognise structures outside itself
    iii) 10. The appropriate structure can work within any large structure
    iv) 11. Once the appropriate structure can work within any large structure, some larger structures are more efficient than others
    v) 12. There is no larger structure which is universally appropriate
    vi) 13. Commitment to an aim by an appropriate structure within a larger, inappropriate structure, will give rise to a large, appropriate structure
    vii) 14. The quantatitive structure is affected by qualitative action

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    i) 15. Qualitative action is not bound by number
    ii) 16. Any small unit committed to qualitative action can affect radical change on a scale outside its quantitative measure
    iii) 17. Quantitative action works by violence and breeds reaction
    iv) 18. Qualitative action works by example and invites reciprocation
    v) 19. Reciprocation between independent structures is a framework of interacting units which is itself a structure
    vi) 20. Any appropriate structure of interacting units can work within any other structure of interacting units
    vii) 21. Once this is so, some structures of interacting units are more efficient than others

    Fripp, EG Editions, EGED 10, "Let the Power Fall"

    From his previous album "Exposure", sound byte of J.G. Bennett - "You cannot achieve the aim without suffering"

    "Never pay more than a dollar per cc of engine displacement buying a vehicle ; never buy or own a vehicle you can't fix yourself" - me =^)

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    "sh*t happens, makes great fertilizer, you can grow lovely flowers in sh*t"
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    "sh*t happens, makes great fertilizer, you can grow lovely flowers in sh*t"
    Honest!!! but true....
    One small step for man... (but it wasn't me!!)

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    I'm not sure why I started this post... nor why I'm saying what I'm saying below !!!...
    I think it's just because one become melancholy in latter years when not well, and just feel that some things should be passed on !!

    I'm 'not' really religious, but have always been 'old-fashioned', and used to listen to my father's old "Tennessee Ernie Ford" records when I was about 10.
    This guy never really 'preached' as such, but between songs, he would tell short stories/parables. 'One' such story, was 'before' singing a song called...
    "If I Could Help Somebody". This also became one of the major influences in life, treated people, and tried to bring up my kids!! It said...

    "The story is told about a young boy, who was out in the paddocks trying very hard to lift a heavy stone. By himself. His father came up to him, and
    said "Are you using all your strength!". "Yes I am", said the boy, to which the father replied... "No, you are not, for you have not asked me to help!, as
    there-in lies 'your' strength!!". That changed my life then, even though I'm not religious. I always gave more than I 'took' in life, be-it helping family,
    friends, neighbors, work-apprentices etc etc. It costs nothing... but I accomplished a lot !!
    One small step for man... (but it wasn't me!!)

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