Headlines: Dogma Chases Catastrophic Consequences
Uncle Tree’s dastardly dilemma for the day consisted of an unwanted guest and a broken down communication device. Deciding not to dwell on the current demands made by the hard-of-hearing, he spent most of the afternoon hours contemplating, or mulling over, several conspicuous and altogether concocted trivial pursuits originating in, and entirely coordinated by the meandering mind of man.
Seeing, and then realizing, that the dogmatic, catalytic conversion process took place in the gray matter that occupied the position most high (if, and when it is found to be in good standing) he calculated and condensed his thoughts towards a certainly familiar trinity of intellectual characteristics. Uncle Tree (knowing full well of his high reputation and stately stature in the finely structured Forest Society) was not about to assume total responsibility for the wide variety of possibly catastrophic consequences that would inevitably reveal his own sense of short-sightedness when it comes to making conclusions. He does not claim to be using a scholastic methodology, but merely wishes to post his deep-rooted opinions. Uncle Tree does understand that what he is about to convey here says as much about the author as it says about the designated subjects at hand. He knows he is just another tree barking up the wrong dog.
The following views were telepathically branched down from UT to me2
Petty generalizations notwithstanding, let us consider three identifiable categories of mindfulness:
(1) Simple-minded (2) Small-minded, and (3) Single-minded
Simple-minded people seem to be most efficient as they carefully attend to their daily goings-on. They saturate themselves in all things elementary. Making their lives uncomplicated, their mannerisms become at ease with the complicated world which they inhabit. They concern themselves with the obvious necessities of normal life, and prioritize an order based upon well-defined wants and needs thoroughly established.
Small-minded people, strikingly enough, have been dealt a hand that is, comparatively, a few cards short of the maximum. They suffer from a poverty of intellect, leaving them with but a few choices. A stingy amount of selections take up occupancy in their white-washed cupboards. Their decisions are self-serving and common, for they pride themselves on choosing the easiest possible solution. Little consideration is given to others in the vicinity who may be affected by the outcome.
Single-minded folks (not being last in the least way whatsoever) may, or may not, be inclined towards social coupling. They appear to have singular objectives, and are likely to assume only one purpose at a time in their tightly focused lives. Being a bit self-absorbed, they often work alone, and accomplish their goals single-handedly. Their compulsive behavior is regularly overlooked due to their extravagances in the arts and sciences. They are compelled to get to the bottom of every conceivable situation.
The mastermind behind the conception and design of man’s reasoning facilities has yet to be specifically located. It is not at this time apparent whether this god-type feature resides on, below, above, to the left, or to the right of either hemisphere of the brain that can be found within man’s noggin. Having said thus, I dare make this proclamation:
Man’s god is absent-minded.