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Apprenticeships

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Electricians, plumbers, mechanics, painters, joiners, truck drivers, machine operators, welders, fitters, HVAC service techs, operating engineers, iron workers, sheet metal workers, plasterers, bricklayers and a host of other professions all require apprenticeship programs to be completed before a person is allowed to work in that particular profession. But in the float industry there is no demand from established people in the industry to train apprentices.

It seems that anyone with an empty garage and a pocket full of daddy’s money is encouraged to buy a tank or two, then hang out a shingle announcing to the whole world that they are now a Float Center. But they don’t have to know anything about floating, programming, or even how their own thinking works. They don’t have to read anything about how thinking works or know the history of programming in the United States or even anything about computer programming as it relates to the biocomputer.

I mean what would be the use of knowing what one’s own programming is? Certainly not to be aware of what a program is.  What a goofy idea that would be.  I mean if Lilly were even a little right about saying, “All human beings, all persons who reach adulthood in the world today are programmed biocomputers. No one of us can escape our own nature as programmable entities. Literally, each of us may be our programs, nothing more, nothing less,” then it could not be of any use to someone who is exposed to the deepest levels of human programming on an hour by hour basis to know anything about his own programming or even how one is programmed by others-not-self. What value could such knowledge have?

Don’t we all come with manuals? Clearly we all understand that the biocomputer operates continually through all of its parts and that conscious thought (the kind where we talk to ourselves) is what trumps all else. Right? We don’t have to be concerned with beliefs in real or words not being the thing or even communication of information. All we need to do is stick our heads in the sand and sweep up that money at the end of the day.

Sweet deal them tanks, eh?  What’s to know? Why would that Lilly guy talk about programs, metaprograms and self metaprograms?  That old fuddy duddy. Talking to myself is all I need to know about thought. So leave me alone with all this talk about apprenticing, that just bores me.

Good luck with that buckaroo…

 

written by John Worthington, author of “The Office of Shaman”

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