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Get all right, learn to go forth like British gentlemen. Terse proverbs that have been changed a bit can foster a prudent life, can foster inner willingness to do what's right.
Mind the rather simple deciphering keys as you go on:
Aiming for Excellence
A long and happy life is much to be desired - not a long life as much as but an evolving and decent life. "Watch out that you are not deceived." [Luke 21:5-8]
Fair wisdom is what we may steer along by so as to reduce the risks for floundering, enhance some odds of winning - and should not be dispensed with. It should work well to drop what is too feigned and artificial to improve your lot here or in the future. The value of artificial beautifiers tends to drop in time.
We should let solid "beaver wisdom" (including knowledge of id) enter our hearts. Beaver lore can be wiser than it looks, and wisdom may be stretched to serve us still better. Translating your pertinent observations from the many intricacies of the world around can be suitable to others too.
In these jumbled scratches of changed proverbs, the poignant beaver is a token of features that pertain to the instincts of the id system. The beaver - sound id - should feel brisk. The beaver is also a good symbol of building capacities in man. Maybe those capacities lie dormant.
There could be sides of "beaver" teachings from days gone by that hardly fit in today. All the same, some counsel rooted in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia may help. Some major statements from other times and cultures may unite with our own experiences and in so doing benefit us.
"The Wisdom of Solomon" is Here
A collection of handed-over proverbs was included in the Old Testament and later known as Solomon's. Yet a large part of that wisdom appears to have stemmed from neighbouring countries, especially Egypt and Babylon. One should be judicious. Let historians inform you: Proverbs of Solomon weren't really his own. Sayings of Jesus that were left over, are fragmented, and some not included in the church canon - such as sayings in the Gospel of Thomas.
To Solomon in a dream: "I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. [1 Kings 3:12-14]
Allegedly Jehovah says there will not ever be someone like him. Then Jesus comes and says "one greater than Solomon is here". One bible passage tells that Solomon will not be surpassed and another says it has been done. "Make a right judgement." [John 7:24]
Solomon, by the way, worshipped other gods and had his dynasty fall. Good for him? Wiseest on earth? By contrast, Ludwig van Beethoven made his way by his personal attainments, not by riding on top of and mobilising others, as kings tend to do.
Has anyone won insights by fair strides? Then seek to learn from that one, and treat him (her) with respect if you can.
We hardly have to define everything in neat details before we try to draw benefit from a direction of thinking. Yet to sift and arrange sayings may improve their relevance and practical usefulness to a lot persons, but it depends on the quality of the sifting.
The "foundation" of much of your life outlets is of id, psychoanalysis and psychodynamics hold. [LINK]
It's no easy job to understand and get lined up to the development of id (libido) and proprium (a term formed by Gordon Allport) - and if we don't look carefully into what able thinkers have gathered in this field, maybe future generations suffer severe pangs and unneeded hardships as they deteriorate for the lack of good and sound counsel in such waters.
We very often understand or seem to understand by interpolating, interpreting and associating (glueing) kernels with own insights and experience.
In general education, exhorting, plain talk may not be as helpful as instructions that are "sneaked in" through fables, good teachings tales, proverbs, and other friendly means that are wide and allow neat widening of mind in time too.
Ideas - good and fit ones too - may be had from fable animals in such as the Panchatantra, fables of Aesop and fairy tales. [Pan; Fo]
To be "taken into us" through good learning somehow, that is, internalised, many separate items that come our way need to be grouped and arranged - at least to our initial profit. From that vantage poing the layout of the design talks for for many interesting adaptations, some local ones, some individualised.
Quite sensible and id-relevant growth of poignant, sound moral has to begin before the child can compare a lot and well.
There are higher sides of one's being, many levels to reach after or attain, says Daniel Goleman of Harvard in a book. [Cf. Yy]
What may be called sound and skilled distancing often helps overview.
Poetic and excellent means should be fit for high-reaching children.
Even-tempered instructions may work well. Watch out for all others.
A shallow mind is not good at diving inside, and those who search for pearls of wisdom, have to dive below the surface.
Humans can get hooked on and in turn die from words. Sectarian-forming outlooks may swarm below the surface of what is hailed as wisdom and stunt the moral and intellectual development of formerly bright and good children. One should lay bare the salient tricks of turning humans into herded animals - conformists, that is. It's in part Ulysses' Circe problem we hint at by these words.
You Can Use Sound Humour to Grow Whole Again
If being taken advantage of forms some hard, long-standing "group reaction" or similar, the status quo may be set and fixed thereby.
In not a few situations there can be a neat way out.
Watch out if you have much to do. Then your need is to learn to work faster or better.
Do not sleep or you'll grow poor: stay awake and you'll become a maniac instead. [There should be a middle way somewhere in between, or what? - Cf. Prov 20:2 - We advocate TM (Transcendental Meditation).
Not everything that is presented as humour is kind or good humour. Not a few fruits can have bitter after-tastes. [Pum]
Sound laughter may offset tenseness and nervousness - We advocate quite gentle humour and wit -
Arthur Koestler shows how sanity-assisting humour may arise from two links (frames of references) being fused in some apt ways, helps fairly well. [Uka] I should pay to go for better ways in the long art of living than those of wild hunters that regularly despise looking good.
Evil doers turn into evil dreaders and "fear the bear within" accordingly.
A beaver's lot reflects a beaver's dreams, or the other way round.
Fo: Handford, S., tr. Fables of Aesop. New ed. London: Penguin, 1964.
Mm: Roth, Robert. Maharishi Mahesh Yogis TM: Transcendental Meditasjon. Rev. utg. Mesnali: MIKI, 1998. In English, on-line: [Link]
Pan: Rajan, Chandra, tr. Visnu Sarma: The Panchatantra. London: Penguin Classics, 1995.
Pum: Kirkpatrick, A. L. The Complete Public Speaker's Manual: How to Get and Keep Control of an Audience. New ed Wellingborough: Thorsons, 1986.
Uka: Koestler, Arthur. The Act of Creation. New York: Dell, 1967.
Yy: Goleman, David. The Varieties of the Meditative Experience. London: Rider, 1975.
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