THE IMPORTS OF B.N. EARNEST

Posted: August 9, 2012 by Harry Moonbeam in Early days yet...
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Boy, oh boy, it looks like the world’s in a right old state. How did we get into such a mess? Nobody’s got any new ideas, have they? Except for us! We got some cheap imported Mindstuff from the Far East the other day. I tried it out for myself, it’s alright as it happens.

Why does the box say ‘Ear nest’?
Earnest – B.N. Earnest – that’s the name of the import company. Now what can I interest you in? How would you like to see things differently?

Could you understand any of this imported Mindstuff?
What? Don’t tell me you’re thinking it’s all wise old proverbs and sayings specific to that region’s culture thus making it too obscure for Western minds?

bottled happiness

Who says you can’t bottle it?

No, I meant was there a language barrier?
Oh no, no, no, no, no, noo! You see, this is where most people make the wrong assumption too: most thoughts are common across the human race. For example, take happiness; well, you don’t get English happiness,
Brazilian happiness or Ukrainian happiness, do you? It’s basically happiness, the same goes for love, anger, sadness, etc.

Wow, so thought really is universal?
I wouldn’t go as far as to say universal – we haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing alien thinking yet, as far as we know. Let’s stay safe with thought is global’.

So the only difference between local Mindstuff
and the Far Eastern Mindstuff is price?
Well yes and no, sort of. There is an exchange rate. It’s about 2:1 at the moment.

In whose favour?
It’s hard to tell all I know is that it’s in our interest to try and achieve parity.

So the more we think like others the closer we will get to achieving global harmony?
Don’t be too hasty there, you have to be careful which ‘others’ you’re going to think like. And you should try and maintain a bit of individuality. You’re not getting this, are you? Look, easiest thing, why don’t you try some?

Nothing has changed. I think…
Therefore you is…

I feel odd.
Okay, some of these ideas will seem a bit strange when taken out of context but you do get this lovely exotic feeling using these thoughts, similar to the way you feel all cosmopolitan going on foreign holidays. It’s all down to perspective: do you know, that in the Far East, they consider us to be located ‘in the Far East’.

Aren’t we considered the Western World?
Well, obviously it depends which way you’re looking. For example, if you were at the North Pole, every direction you looked in would be South.

Including upwards?
No, that would be North. Why did you have to go and spoil the analogy?

I can’t help it, it’s the way I’m thinking now.
“The mind once expanded can never return to its original size.”
What have I done?

“The mind once expanded…” quote is a variation
of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ original.

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