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  • #16
    Groktimus Primal’s – I-Caveman Thoughts

    Groktimus Primal’s – I-Caveman Thoughts

    I watched Robb Wolf, Morgan Spurlock and host of 8 others I had never heard of partake in the Discovery Channel’s primal living experiment. To a large degree it was what I expected. Only the strong (and strong willed) survive and it’s no picnic even for those that have the right stuff. No matter how much a person knows and studies I have concluded that if you dropped them into the wilderness even with a few minor essentials many would not come out alive if truly left alone for a significant time.
    The devil is in the details. Creating shelter, fire, weapons and clothes are difficult without specialized knowledge and much practice. Finding much in the way of edible plants is challenging even if you know what is edible. Hunting? You are up against animals that have evolved to elude all but the most high tech methods. Try surviving without knives, flint and steel or any real food or water to start out with. Without guns and ammo it’s pretty tough. They only had some animal skins and a basic shelter pre-set-up for them.

    These people didn’t represent your typical American’s however. While they were not supermen and woman many of them had backgrounds and physical qualities that made them far more suitable than dropping into a trailer park and saying ” You… you… and you… welcome to the wilderness!”.

    Just the social dynamics alone were terrible. Some were whiners (especially when cold or hungry). Some worked hard while others looked like they were waiting for welfare to be invented. Thankfully some showed genius. One lady looked like she couldn’t hack one night in the cold with shelter and a fire provided but then out of nowhere she bucked-up and became the genius who created a water filtration system out of more-or-less dirt. Society does apparently need rules and diversity.

    Overall I liked it. It needed to be done and I’m glad I watched it. I am a fan of Spurlock and Robb Wolf and I got the impression that it was reasonably done rather than just contrived to entertain like most mindless TV (especially the “reality” crap).

    Also let me say that I watched the show from bed. Yes I was not even upright while “judging” these folks and I am probably closer to the “trailer” folks I jokingly referenced above than I am to being a biochemist which Robb is so please take my musings as just that and watch it for yourself if at all possible. I would support most anything project Robb or Spurlock might be involved in. Also I readily acknowledge I could not do that. I can’t even say I have gone soft because I was never that hard to start with. Just not being able to take Excedrin for my migraines would send me running for momma.

    I think life lessons are important but I must agree with Mark Sisson. Sometimes being Primal means using TiVo to ensure you get proper sleep while watching people suffer in judgment from the laziness of your bed -Yes, I took a few liberties with that statement.

    I give it two snaps up!
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    • #17
      Groktimus Primal’s – Sleep

      Groktimus Primal’s – Sleep

      Why write about sleep? Because like most things I have discovered I was wrong (or at least not entirely correct).

      Sleep truly is important but you never realize it until you are old enough to feel it and contemplate it. The young, if they think about it at all just see it as something to take for granted or an annoyance / interruption to the game of life. Perhaps a necessary evil that you can easily catch up on later if you feel the need. Going Primal opened my eyes to many things I never even thought to consider.

      Why is it important?

      Healing and renewal probably along with many things we know or think we know such as memory sorting and storage. There are likely many reasons we need sleep for which we haven’t even speculated yet. We can infer that it is important in many ways. It is not optional, we feel lousy if we don’t get enough and the old Primal standby of… we evolved to do it. I find I need about 8 hours of what I perceive to be quality sleep. Catching up on sleep seems only semi-possible. (like all quick fixes)

      One of the best things (aside from feeling decent) about getting enough sleep that many people never consider is this… When you are constantly rundown and feeling like hell you are more likely to get sick. Conversely if you are always rundown and feeling like hell how do you know you’re not sick? You wouldn’t run a 4 cylinder car on 3 would you and you certainly couldn’t tell if you had another issue at the same time if you did.

      Aside from destroying your quality of life not feeling your best everyday will definitely take a toll on your potential. Steve Jobs recently died and I heard someone say that he had been ill a long time and imagine what he could have accomplished if he had been 100% and lived longer! It’s amazing what he accomplished while ill but just imagine.

      I wake up at night gasping and sometimes have nightmares and anxiety. I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea (long ago). The more weight I lose the better it gets. In my opinion a CPAP machine is not an option although some people swear by them. I swore at one! They help your apnea by ensuring you never sleep thus you never have apnea. Now I know sleep apnea can cause heart problems including heart failure. I probably lose more than sleep such as brain cells that I can ill afford to lose. I may sometimes think I got a good night’s rest while really it was just an experiment in oxygen deprivation. I consider the path to health my only answer. I have much improved already.

      When you’re never rested you don’t know what you’re missing. Fatigue is the great pretender. You can have a bad heart and feel tired all the time. Perhaps it's chronic fatigue syndrome or any number of autoimmune disorders / deficiencies. Chronic inflammation comes to mind too. Considering how bad our medical care is I certainly don’t want to make any condition worse or more complicated. It almost seems like “Doctor Google” is more helpful.

      ZZZZZZzzzzzzz….

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      • #18
        Groktimus Primal’s – Losing My Religion

        Groktimus Primal’s – Losing My Religion


        All right, I’ll just admit it. I’m an agnostic at best. Partly because I don’t know if there is a God and partly because if you say you’re an atheist people think you’re in league with Satan and I am definitely not in league with the food industry. I am not anti-God I just think like Captain Kirk. If an all powerful being arrived and started making proclamations I would suspect it was an alien first. Faith is not my strong point and that applies to most people as well.


        So if I am a God-less heathen then what do I “pray” to? Loosely you might say Mother Nature but when push comes to shove I usually go with science. Unfortunately I am not a scientist, researcher, statistician or a genius. I read the news articles like everyone else. The serious down side to this is that people lie. Everyone knows that people lie but when the true staggering weight of the lies hit you it’s really like a sucker punch.

        The deal is so rotten it almost makes our system worse than having none at all. You may have noticed that contradictory news about diet, exercise and supplementation (along with most everything else) seems to be produced daily. It’s also no coincidence that articles that appose one another come out around the same time. What you are seeing is corruption and sensationalism in action. Those two things have become more important than the truth. I believe that sometimes confusion is part of the goal.


        Here’s how it works…


        A study is funded by a company who desires a specific outcome in order to sell a product or service. They “shop” for doctors, scientists and researchers that are “agreeable to money”. They get the desired answer that is supposedly backed by science and then use it to profit at our expense.


        For example, perhaps I supply beef. Well then I’m a paying member of an organization that has just “scientifically” discovered that beef is the bee’s knees. So you go read the news articles and see this lovely report that is really an advertisement design to bypass your brain’s check point for bogus information and maybe start to “buy” into it. Believe me, someone is paying for the news and it is us via bad quality.


        Now perhaps I’m a hostile vegan attempting to save the planet by making everyone else miserable and bend to my will and I’m a member of (insert very important sounding BS name here). Guess what? I’ve just discovered that after three bites of meat your likely hood of dropping dead goes up 10% and I have the bought-and-paid-for like-minded people with me to “prove” it!


        The media is happy to publish easily gleaned stories and receive corporate dollars but naturally they want to give both sides of a debate access to the public. This does two things, many times the media makes money by playing both sides of a debate. A big selling point to this is the sensationalism. If no controversy exists then it is considered too boring. Who wants to be smarter when we can watch a soap opera instead? When the news is basically an “ad between ads” what’s the problem?

        So who can you trust? It’s a constant battle and after being born into an environment designed to swindle you (like the Matrix) you can’t even trust yourself. Do you want to take the red pill or the blue pill Neo? Hyper awareness and vigilance for a life time is the only defense. Like they say, someone always has a bridge to sell you and there is a sucker born every minute (and groomed to be one). So find out the motives of the people funding the studies and don’t even bother to read them (you will know the preconceived results anyway). Actually read them and evaluate them with a high index of suspicion!


        In a world that values money above all else there is no product, service or industry that is safe. We are truly reaping what we sew and it’s not quality. Almost all research is tainted in some way. After all who is going to pay for it? Benefit to mankind is considered a poor return on investment. It’s a fundamental flaw in a free market economy and human nature.


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        • #19
          Groktimus Primal’s – Like a Bat out of Hell

          Groktimus Primal’s – Like a Bat out of Hell

          Einstein theorized that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. I can testify that the numbers on the scale often qualify as a constant! It took about a month to drop 1 stinking pound beneath my lowest weight reading. I can’t complain though as I lost about 60 pounds in 6 months prior to my plateau. I think all dieters (excuse me, lifestylers) hit a depressing wall at some point unless they are truly starving themselves to death. The nice thing about Low Carb Primal is you continue to feel better and lose slowly. Having such confidence in the diet (along with craving suppression) means you’re never tempted to quit. It helps you relish the path even through periods of slow loss.

          Also it was amazing how lazy I was (or am). I only did the smallest bit of conscious exercise along with my Low Carb Primal eating. I usually maintain a slight state of ketosis to keep the locomotive from dying on the tracks. I am pretty rigid about my eating and supplementation. I have started taking Mark’s Advanced Health Formula and I think it’s a fantastic product. I am feeling better but I can’t say how much is due to the supplements. I admit I didn’t want to pony-up for the Master Formula nor did I want to take 12 pills a day of which it is probably wise to split the dose.

          To help break the plateau I did cut back on my calorie intake slightly and ever so slightly increased the amount exercise. I still think the plateau may have broken by now either way. Eating low carb definitely provides one with a large advantage. While I am not entirely immune to calories I’m quite certain I would be packing on the pounds if I did not have what Dr. Atkin’s use to call “The Atkin’s Advantage”. Mark is spot on when he says “It’s all about insulin control”. The most amazing attribute (besides the loss) is the hunger suppression. I can fast for a full day before I can honestly say I’m hungry and my energy and mood start to decline. It surely contributes to its effectiveness.

          Like a typical human I am given a miracle and often wish for more. I need to remember that saving my life should be enough reward for me.

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          • #20
            Groktimus Primal’s – Degeneration

            Groktimus Primal’s – Degeneration

            I can understand why people look to the past. I find it very depressing when I think about the future given the currents state of now and the trajectory we seem to be on. Modern conveniences aside, I find it difficult to point to any edifice of society heading in the right direction.

            Many on this site probably have a good idea of how broken our food industry and eating habits are but let’s take an example of employment (or lack thereof). As a child grows up he attends an ill funded overcrowded school that probably exposes him to violence and tormenting. If he survives and graduates he will be very lucky to be able to afford college assuming he has enough intelligence and positive influences in his life to even want to. If a child does not attend college (and pick the right major with no life experience to draw on) his likely hood of success is almost nil in this job market. Perhaps a guidance counselor can help him. Oh that’s right, a guidance counselor only turned out be a guidance counselor and who wants to take advice from him?

            Assuming he manages to find employment it is very likely that it will be low paying and place unreasonable demands on him. Soon he will learn that if you work hard in many jobs the most reward you can hope for may be continued employment at best but a meaningful raise is pretty much ancient history. At this point he will notice that his job is not important and it is not a career. He will see his coworkers slacking off and calling out sick and generally getting away with it (no one works here for more than two months anyway he might say) for the same pay as he is getting. Soon the lesson will sink in that hard work is not rewarded and poor work is not punished then who is the lame brained sucker? Heck maybe his friends have welfare babies and don’t even go to work, fake disabilities or unemployment surf. They may even be doing something illegal. Even frivolous lawsuits might be more lucrative. All the while the true cost of living increases. Now enter the next generation and much like Star Trek, in my opinion the next generation can’t hold a candle to the original.

            I’ve already put my two cents in regarding healthcare not! We are building the pyramid upside down and creating a top heavy world. Nothing can support its own weight anymore. It’s like when people joke that the copper in a penny is worth more than the penny. It’s probably true but if it isn’t it certainly will become so at some point. We do have to get back to the basics and commonsense in many areas. Perhaps Primal Living can also take on political and social problems to some extent. What would Grok do anyway? Maybe I should borrow his club. Do you think Mark would like to be known as “Fearless Leader”? I’d probably vote for him as long as he promised a grass fed chicken in every pot

            I feel confident stating that Grok would not have been a politically correct imbecile.

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            • #21
              Groktimus Primal’s – Something Fishy

              Groktimus Primal’s – Something Fishy

              While “Something Fishy” could certainly fit many topics I wanted to address the use of fish oil supplementation. This seems to be the one bullet-proof supplement everyone agrees on and you never see anything negative published about it. The only people who shouldn’t take it appear to be those on blood thinners or scheduled for impending surgery.

              The main reason people take fish oil is due to the protective cardio vascular properties that prevent heart attacks and stroke by keeping the blood vessels flexible and the blood from clotting easily. I suspect it’s as beneficial as an aspirin a day or better. Our brains contain a high percentage of the Omega 3 healthy fats found in fish oil. I think most everyone who does not eat a high quantity of cold water fish should certainly be taking this readily available, fairly economical supplement. It is supposed to ease inflammation as well and we are learning that is the root of all evil.

              I generally take 6 of the pills a day. You often hear 3 pills recommended but I’m a big guy who does not eat seafood (only because I don’t care for it). Doctor Atkin’s did warn if you take too much it could oxidize and essentially go rancid within you. So far my skin has improved as well as my overall health and I seem no more rancid than usual. It does not cause me any reflux or indigestion.

              Some of the more interesting things I’ve heard regarding fish oil are…

              In the book The Forever Young Diet the authors explain how trans fat mimics healthy fat in the body but does not perform the same way. Arteries that soak up the trans fat instead of the omega fats become brittle and you can guess the rest. They said if the cold water fish that swim in the Arctic Ocean contained trans fat rather than the healthy fats they would be unable to swim at such cold temperatures because they would literally be as stiff as a board. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the information but it certainly is eye opening food for thought.

              Here is something that I find laughable. I once saw an ad that bashed Garelick Farms because they were adding fish oil to the milk. At the time I knew fish oil was suppose to be good for you and I also never noticed any foul taste from Garelick Farms milk but I must say it did turn me off a bit. Knowing what I know now I applaud the move. It just goes to show that information is power and many people in the food industry would rather keep that power to themselves. It must be easier to convince the blind to follow you than it is for those who can see the cliff in front of them. That is the closest thing I’ve ever seen to someone dogging on fish oil.

              I tend to buy mine cheap in bulk wherever I find it and it seems to be working for me. I would like to buy Mark’s but it’s more than twice the price and I like to take extra. I’m not knocking his product however. I do put more trust in him and the quality could very well be worth the money. If was a big shot in the world I would be on the Platinum Plan autoship program and attending Primal Cons. Alas my security pay check and commitments keep me from “Grokking On” to the extent I would like. I guess part of being Primal is handling life’s challenges in a dynamic fashion.

              Once again the older generation was right. They may not have been able to tell you the science behind it but they did know enough to shove cod liver oil down your throat!

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              • #22
                Groktimus Primal’s – The Best Policy

                Groktimus Primal’s – The Best Policy

                Is honesty the best policy? I use to have a French teacher that ended his class by saying “Remember, crime pays”. This added to his popularity immensely. He said it jokingly but he once stated that is was mathematically true when you analyzed crime statistics.

                Recently my credit card company detected fraudulent charges on my credit card. They did this almost instantly and called me. I keep a close eye on it myself so I was quite impressed that they found it first. I’ve used the card for years and never had a problem. I try to be prudent with it but in today’s world fraud is the fastest growing crime and how prudent can you be when credit has practically replaced cash? The false charges were for advertising on Craigslist. I will not even do business with Craigslist because in my opinion as Obi Wan once said “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy”. I do not believe they should be shut down or over regulated; it’s just my personal choice not to risk transactions there. Although I’m a little worried I think it’s going to be alright. From what I am told this type of thing happens a lot and it usually doesn’t turn into a horror show.

                Can you image what thievery was like in Primal times? You either got caught or you didn’t because virtual crimes did not exist and neither did detectives. If you did get caught stealing it must have been a case of the fastest/strongest wins the day. I suppose tight knit tribes may have imposed some sort of group justice officiated over by the leader but I’ll bet it was often not so organized. I think I know where the expression an eye-for-eye came from

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                • #23
                  Groktimus Primal’s – Are you ready?

                  Groktimus Primal’s – Are you ready?

                  Are you ready to ride the wave and see Mark’s face on all the talk shows and news? Unfortunately this will also mean that he will instantly be targeted by the paid representatives of the food and health industries. Be prepared for bad parodies, half truths and many things taken out of context. It will be sound bite hell not seen since the days of Doctor Atkins.

                  Suddenly everyone who does not jump on the bashing bandwagon will be interested in becoming Primal. We will see packages of cupcakes with cavemen on them and dinosaurs up the wazoo. Mark will become a star and those that are not trying to shoot him down will be trying to ride his coattails saying “Me too! Me too!”. Be sure to tell everyone you were Primal before it was cool.

                  Most of this thanks to the new book which you can help make a best seller and get some great stuff as well. Head on over to Primal Toad and let the Primal Toad give you instructions to both give and receive. (I did) The info is now on MDA as well but the Toad put it up first.

                  When the dust settles people will have gone back to their Pop Tarts we will still be here and healthy and no one will notice because that does not make for a good controversial sound bite

                  I will read his book soon. I would read it immediately but I am in the middle of “You are your own gym”. I started reading that while I was waiting for Mark’s book to be released. I also recommend it. I’m sure Mark’s book will be good to say the least. I might make an attempt at a review but it probably won’t be necessary. I do want to hear some feedback about it though.

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                  • #24
                    Groktimus Primal’s – I have a secret

                    Groktimus Primal’s – I have a secret

                    Don’t get too excited it’s the same secret you already know. Living Primal is the key to a happy, healthy life within your genetic capabilities. The sad truth is that while vast improvements are possible (and even likely) there aren’t nearly as many supermen as there are Clark Kent’s. The funny thing about a secret is everyone wants to know it but then almost no one wants to accept it. I think the reasons for this may be…

                    - A jaded mindset from so much incorrect and conflicting information
                    - People do not want to give up their addictive substances (i.e. bread et al)
                    - Laziness
                    - Low intelligence
                    - Low self esteem

                    Telling someone to give up their daily bread is often like Doctor Drew telling Jeff Conaway to give up narcotics. It just ain’t happening! (until his demise unfortunately)

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                    • #25
                      Groktimus Primal’s – 21 Day Book Review on Amazon

                      Groktimus Primal’s – 21 Day Book Review on Amazon

                      This is my Amazon review. Please leave one yourself to aid Mark.

                      5.0 out of 5 stars Top Shelf, October 20, 2011
                      By James F. Rendek - See all my reviews
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                      This review is from: The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A step-by-step, gene reprogramming action plan (Paperback)

                      Simply put, Mark Sisson's writings are always worth the time and the dime. As long as he doesn't sellout he may be mankind's greatest hope. After reading his writing I conclude (although it has scientific validation) that it is mostly common sense but I needed him to help me see it. It's like someone who was previously blind being given sight. The little things you don't think about (or think about in the wrong context) make all the difference in life. We are warped starting from birth in a consumer driven economy that only values information that leads to profit, not truth or health. Even Doctors are in the same boat. Read it, open your mind and become a better specimen!

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                      • #26
                        Groktimus Primal’s – Must Serve Vaal

                        Groktimus Primal’s – Must Serve Vaal

                        Do you remember the Star Trek episode titled “The Apple”? The natives blindly served and fed their God Vaal which was really a computer that looked like some sort of prehistoric monster head formed from the mouth of a cave. The natives fed Vaal fruit and heeded Vaal’s every word and lived in peace and harmony because Vaal did all the thinking and directing. It was a play on paradise and the Garden of Eden. The natives were basically stuck in time. They never moved on but were also safe, happy and did not regress. They knew no other way of life. Kirk had no choice but to destroy Vaal because it was holding them prisoner. This caused some regret because despite being essentially slaves to a machine in many ways it was paradise. Star Fleet also had the Prime Directive which disallowed any interference with developing worlds but it was decided that they were stagnating rather than developing anyway.

                        Kirk finally destroyed Vaal by preventing the natives from feeding it. As Vaal begins to “starve” he no longer has enough energy to fend off the Enterprise’s phasers. The natives are left confused and frightened since for the first time they are left without guidance and must learn to live on their own. Kirk promises that they will be taught to fend for themselves, to live and move forward without being dominated and this is how the episode ends on a positive but mixed note.

                        After going Primal I jokingly thought that perhaps they could have whipped up some High Fructose Corn Syrup and shoved it down Vaal’s throat like they try to do with us. Then they could just wait for untreated diabetes to kill Vaal. I guess they didn’t have that many years to watch Vaal suffer and decay before the slow poisoning did it’s work.

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                        • #27
                          Groktimus Primal’s – Paleo Magazine

                          Groktimus Primal’s – Paleo Magazine

                          I found Paleo Magazine thanks to a user’s journal posting here. I subscribed and even ordered the two back issues I would have missed. It is true that most (if not all) of the magazine content can be gleaned online with a little searching and elbow grease but I must say it was really well done and it was terrific to have such a traditional, well crafted document to spoon feed me my Paleo info any place, any time I care to pick it up.

                          Environmental issues aside I think there is still a place in the world for physical information products. I believe it was worth the price of admission and we should support Paleo ventures where we can. Mark might call it voting with your dollars. The farmers markets, supermarkets and informational products seem like a good place to start. I am in no way affiliated with them so I am not schilling for anyone.

                          I wish Mark would make a DVD seminar/exercise video available. I know he has the Primal Leap but at $200 bucks it is a bit much and I would be repeat-purchasing some of the kit contents. I’d like to see more of him in action even though it’s not mandatory since he makes the information available in other ways. It doesn’t seem very likely I’ll find the time or money to go to a live event but I’m jonsing for more.

                          Paleo Magazine - Modern Day Primal Living

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                          • #28
                            Groktimus Primal’s –Minimalist Footwear

                            Groktimus Primal’s –Minimalist Footwear

                            Strangely enough, one of the most intriguing products surrounding the Primal lifestyle is footwear. Considering I have been heavy most of my life and flat footed all of my life I already had an interest in “good” shoes. At one point I even wore “special” shoes as a child. I discovered getting made fun of is what really made them special!

                            I was taught like most people that a good shoe was about support, support and more support (a cast). Almost like a mattress (another topic) that the more it hurt the better it must be. When I look for a mattress now I do not look to emulate the cave floor. I don’t think a poor night’s sleep would benefit my back very much.

                            After learning about Primal living it seems like common sense that for most people going as close to barefoot as one safely can is the way to go. I am dying to try one of these products but I have too many reasons I know it isn’t right for me…

                            - - Heavy
                            - - Flat footed
                            - - Work long hours, only certain footwear allowed
                            - - Don’t like to be gawked at
                            - - Don’t really spend too much time outside
                            - - Live in New England (Winter is coming)
                            - - I have been using walk-fits for years and they help
                            - - Lastly, too damn lazy for laces (use slip-on mocs)
                            - - My girlfriend would disown me

                            It also appalls me that the price of these shoes is so high. Perhaps material, fit and craftsmanship or engineering make them so expensive. It could also be that they are in a niche market or it could be human nature’s good old greed. After all they are not nearly as long lasting or as heavy duty as conventional shoes but the prices are still as high or higher. Are they charging me more to take the sugar out of my product again?

                            Someday I know I will give one a try though and I’m always interested to read what others have discovered.

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                            • #29
                              Groktimus Primal’s – The Improbability Drive

                              Groktimus Primal’s – The Improbability Drive

                              Everyone’s heard the saying “too smart for your own good”. It got me thinking about the myriad of ways this is so true. You see a lot of it in the younger generation who are often quite sharp until it comes to the day to day decisions that seem obvious to those who have lived long enough to acquire common sense. I’ve heard the theory that risk taking is a way for the adolescent brain to remap itself into adult hood. I suppose if you never grow out of it the remapping may have failed

                              We have cell phones that rival the Sci-Fi communicators and produce enough food (even if it’s not so good) to feed the world and yet so many people starve. It’s almost as though for everything amazing there must be something equally daft to balance the scales. It reminds me of the Douglass Adam’s improbability drive. A spaceship engine that could take you anywhere instantly as long as something else equally improbable happened to compensate for it.

                              Are we just bored and looking to shake things up? Does evolution want us to think outside the box thus creating many idiots to supply one genius? Are our priorities (or the system we’ve chosen) just out of whack? Maybe we are like our genes and just reacting to basic stimulus without truly realizing the longevity of the entire organism is also at stake.

                              As a small being looking at world size issues (even superficially) I can now understand why my father told me he was “checking out of this world” at a good time.

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                              • #30
                                Groktimus Primal’s – Journal vs. Blog

                                Groktimus Primal’s – Journal vs. Blog

                                I really wish Mark would designate a section of the forum to Primal blogging like he does for journaling. I understand keeping a journal helps keep people aware and accountable. It also fosters ideas and illuminates patterns too.

                                The thing is, almost no one gives a rats ass what I had for breakfast or even if I ate breakfast. I don’t even care what my friends had for breakfast let alone perfect strangers. That’s why I use my journal as a blog. I don’t think Mark needs to worry about me or most anyone else competing with him. I also realize that there are plenty of good sites that will let you blog free of charge on any topic you like but let’s face it; MDA is the place to be in the Primal world. If you chose to blog elsewhere unless you are some sort of an expert or celebrity who’s going to read it? I’m not looking to be a writer or garner obscene amounts of attention but if I didn’t get any readership then what’s the point? I can talk to myself until they put me in the funny farm if that’s my goal but it’s pointless.

                                That’ my two macadamia nuts worth of input

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