How would we look at ourselves if we saw the specific individuality of each cell?


** illustration courtesy of  Tarja Ollas.

How would we look at ourselves if we saw the specific individuality of each cell?  ... what its business was, its career and its life.  But we don't do that ... we see the whole of our bodies, its business and its life and career in the world.  Our egos are that story ... that awareness ... that consciousness. 


Here is a cell of your body declaring its autonomy


Silly thing


to be continued ...

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Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2015-08-18 09:05:27 18696
so are you saying that a individual cell of your body who was obsessed with, and only aware of, its own business and career would be in a class of anal sphincter cells ?
... an example of e pluribus unum kinds of cells! there are many kinds of cells corresponding to the many types of organs, tisues & fluids.  I'm not sure there is anything to be learned in your thought experiment here.  Theoretically the DNA differes between different people except twins etc. What is sameness is that we are all membes genus/species homo sapiens.


Seth says

for this to be of interest you need to suspend your disbelief.  Believe for a moment that individual people make up an larger animal ... and that the importance or value of that animal's life compared to one individual's life, could be quantified in the ration 8 billion to 1.  If you cannot believe that even for a moment, then this item is probably not going to be in the slightest interesting.


So then what would you tell an individual cell of your body if it suddenly wanted to be more valuable than you?  Wouldn't you say to it?, "You are a silly little bugger!"

Seth says
Yep different tissues have different constitutions and/or functions, just like different people in a society have different talents and jobs.    

The point is that there are grand similarities between the cells of a body and the individuals of a society.  In fact so many similarities that it is hard for me to see them as not the same kind of thing.  So once we assume that they are the same kind of thing (at least for the sake of a thought problem), we can start looking for various features of the one in the other.

For example an individual person's ego and how they relate to each other.  If fastblogit is an example, the egos must needs compete and fight and try not to understand each other.  But cells of a body do not do that.... they most usually cooperate.  And, surprise surprise, sometimes people's egos do cooperate.  What happens with the larger body social when its cells cooperate rather than compete?

There are lots other of these kinds of comparisons that we can find.  Individual cells of a body cooperate somehow to tell a larger story of that body.   I think we refer to that cooperating as the person's (body's) EGO.  We give it a name ... i call mine Seth.  Then this gestalt, this story, interacts with other individuals on the grander body.  In a way this story here just jumped planes ... the small  to the large ... the parts-to-each-other ... and/or the part to the whole.

i just wanted to talk about that kind of jumping planes aspect that this grand similarity actually presents.

Seth says
(;-)) 2015-08-18 12:39:55 18696
seth 2015-08-18 12:32:04 18696
incidentally it does not help this thought to represent stuff here that has no relationship to it ... or does it?   Or asked differently, do you think a detailed discussion of the smell of your last turd, wold inform an airline pilot flying a 747 into LAX who was concerned with getting clearance to land from the tower?
Nor would a study of cells do anything either!

Fine, your instance cannot play the game according to the rules which construct the game itself ... so keep off the game board !!

Seth says
seth 2015-08-19 08:29:57 18696
...

Here is a cell of your body declaring its automony





courtesy of CNN documentary that aired last night titled, "CNN Special Report: Face of Evil: The Charles Manson Murders"

A pitch perfect declaration of Solipsism heard here from the outside.

Seth says
Strangely enough Manson wrote a song titled, "My World", which does not sound exactly like the meaning i am interpreting above.  It sounds more like a victim speaking.  Still and all, his life asserted his world over all others. 

Do you not see how silly is a cell who asserts its world above the whole body?

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