“I dream too much, and I don’t write enough, and I’m trying to find god everywhere.”
Anis Mojgani, Quentin
J Dilla | Fall In Love ft. Slum Village
A research group of scientists put 5 monkeys in a cage. In the middle of the cage, the researchers place bananas on top of a ladder. The monkeys see the bananas and obviously one of them goes to get them. As this happens the researchers spray that monkey with cold water, as well as the remaining 4. The monkey stumbles off and all 5 sit cold, wet, and bewildered. Soon the temptation and hunger takes over and another monkey reaches up the ladder, and again all were sprayed. When a third monkey tries, the other monkeys, wanting to avoid the cold spray, grab the third monkey and beat him.
Now one monkey is removed and replaced with a new one in the cage. That monkey, unknowing of the previous treatment, reaches for the bananas and is taken by the other monkeys and beaten.
The experimenters remove a second monkey (of the original 5) from the cage and replace him with a new monkey. Again, the new monkey begins to climb the ladder and, again, the other others - including the monkey who had never been sprayed.- pull him off and beat him
By the end of the experiment, all monkeys are replaced, and none of these monkeys had experienced the initial spray of the cold water, but continued to beat on each new monkey who tried to grab the bananas on the ladder. Eventually they learned all together, not to reach for the bananas.
This is what subjugation is. This is how normalization occurs.
Nothing changes until you want it to.
original experiment source
“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”
“By choosing your thoughts,
and by selecting which emotional currents you will release
and which you will reinforce,
you determine the quality of your Light.
You determine the effects that you will have upon others,
and the nature of the experiences of your life.”
Flako | Moonchild
Flying Lotus | Fall In Love (Cover)
“So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide.”
Expect a book of satori, prose, short stories, and possibly illustrations out by the end of the year.
I’m ready. Let go. Let’s go.