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  1. Amulet

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    You had been analysing and parsing words in that thread ... and all of a sudden there is a plate of food.

    I wondered if chow-patty was some manner of edible (i.e., chow) disc (patty).
    Then I went and googled to find out that it is a beach in Mumbai, and it is a tava-stirfry of cooked rice.:facepalm:
     
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    Sourced meaning ? Programmed reality ?
    One long-ago, distantly related uncle would always read the newspaper (Deccan Herald, I think) obituary column, and say it out loud "3 years younger"...or .."4 years older.." and so on.

    When we know of someone in the extended family passing on, would the sourced meaning comes out of considerations such as
    • how much older or younger was s/he when s/he passed on? [that inescapable eventuality thing]
    • did s/he beat the odds and lived (at least 2 sigma) longer than the mean expected life span ?
    • did s/he take care of, and properly conclude and set in order his/her affairs to be ready to depart ?
    • do I get anything from the estate ? [I remember @Rihana wanted first dibs on things even while "the departed" was in her last throes.]
    • should I go to the funeral or some other event that follows ?
    what would recognition of programmed reality look like ?
     
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    I was shocked that you passingly clicked like on my chowpatty and moved on...seriously ..the chatty cutlet of IL resisted much talk on the dish. There's "chow" and "patty" as you later sensed but the shock lingered ...amulet had no tricky talk up her sleeve to rub on my chowpat.

    Ha! I am relieved that your humour has not been depleted from any sun burn of the season.

    Yes, my chowy pulav for breakfast inspired by instant recipe.
     
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    I said "sourced". Boo hoo (me!). That should have been "incremental meaning", rather "sourced and incremental meaning". My duende is malfunctioning and mixing up words.

    I am baffled each time anyone on FB earnestly inquires: what is the meaning and purpose of life?

    I feel like thumping the existential Sartre on them. Why do we rely on received wisdom of universal understanding of our lives? Life is absurd. Life is chaotic. No compliant meanings and purposes and intents of living. Set up your meaning and hone it.

    By "srced and inc. meaning", I meant that Satre's liberation that life is what you desire to make it. Like no standard recipe for my chowpatty meal. Source it and incrementally elevate it!
     
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    You toss intelligent questions.

    Have you come across the trope of fixed life popularized in fiction by writers like Anthony Trollope in "Fixed Period" and Isaac Asimov in "Pebble in the Sky". The ideology proposes predetermined lifespan. Say, the population is periodically culled to everyone below sixty years, that bounded certainty of death might lead everyone to experience mindful lives.

    Not knowing when death closes upon us misleads us into laidback assurance of deferred gratification. Upon knowing that death strikes on the first hour of the sixtieth (or any fixed) birthday, we might plan up our lives better within the boundary conditions. The novels don't imply such compelled understanding of life, though the storylines weave around the concept of pre-agreed terms of life.

    That was what I meant by "programmed reality".

    As we don't inhabit in clocked timespan which would have flashed death measuredly , we should ourselves be mindful that the reality has been (still) programmed onto the eventuality of ashes, bones, fossil fuels; an atom in my duende-possessed body emerging at a later day in petrochemical fuel going worr worr.
     
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    Some of my days are so busy busy. My "likes" are simply: "I'd seen/read that, and I am too hurried for a chat that post/picture deserves"
     
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    Recently I read (Viswamitra Legacy) that the antecedents in a life would run like a private movie for the person who had lived that life, and this would happen just before s/he has to die. It was a long, and serious-sounding essay. But then, it got me thinking about Father Sarducci's skit on "Life is Work". About how a dying person's entire life would flash in front of his/her eyes ( sort of like a heads-up display) and then s/he would arrive at the end of the movie and face GOD. And god would be waiting for the person with a list of sins. As well as a cash box. The person would get paid $14-50 a day for each day of life, and s/he would then have all that money to "pay for the sins" s/he had committed during life. If there is a shortfall in the money, s/he has to go back and relive another life. If fully paid up, then s/he gets to go to heaven.

    Trollop's trope:wink: ? I have not read the books; but, I have heard of the ideas. If people knew when they'd be forced to check out, it might also bring out all manner of shocking behaviors, and unexpected consequences. During the cold-war people used be very concerned about really, really old people in the politburo of the USSR. What if the geezers (who have only a few weeks to live) destroyed the whole planet ? -- was the worry.

    Laidback self assurance, or impatient frustration: One DIL-member in a self-flagellating mood has complained why such a lot of her immediate family treat her like a dunce and a doormat. This (only &) eldest daughter-in-law living in a joint family with parents-in-law in the PIL's house. There seem to be an insinuated plot that when the elder couple check-out, the senior DiL and her family would take over control of estate. This kind of post dated promise (sort of like getting paid in options that vest in some unknown future date, but only when a certain future event happening) that forces a person to work hard, and hope that the options-vesting day is very near.
     
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    Your post on a conversation about getting "exclusive in a relationship" ....
    pinged a distant memory of a BBC sit'com episode from the series "Coupling".
    Here is a link to it....que te diviertas
     
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    I hope we are evolving to be kind to girls. There was a time when widowed girls were pushed into the funeral pyre of the dead husband. And then the widows were allowed to live, but totally disfigured without hair, jewellery, flowers, and bindi. And then the girls were allowed to keep their hair, wear regular, but very toned-down, simple sarees, and hide themselves away from all/any functions and ceremonies of the family.

    The only way to answer a grandchild is to tell her that we are slowly developing as a society to treat women as people just like anyone else.
     
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