Manufactured In America | Hapiness Is A Side Effect Of Meaning

Manufactured In America | Hapiness Is A Side Effect Of Meaning

Manufactured In America | Hapiness Is A Side Effect Of Meaning

GO FORTH AND BE MIGHTY!

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But by this means of effortless effort, the individual changes his policy
And a good example of this method of changing is in the selection of an adequate vocal coach, if you intend to take singing lessons
In the, shall we say, “robusto style”, the principal problem was to open your mouth and bellow
And nearly all, or many of the older singers were quite content and happy if they could rattle the chandeliers in the back of the opera house
Then it was gradually discovered that this was the best way to ruin a voice, that there was
These voices were damaged, and damaged terribly

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Today we know
That the best way to learn
To vocalize, is to reduce effort
Today we know
That the best way to learn
To vocalize, is to reduce effort

The principal problem that every singer has to get rid of is his own throat
If he could lose it, he would sing better
Get his mind off of the noise he is making, relax, and allow the breath to move as it will
And if he controls the breath with a minimum of mental energy, he will produce a purer tone
While if he gets behind it and shoves with everything he has, he will develop only a badly pressured, badly trained voice

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Today we know
That the best way to learn
To vocalize, is to reduce effort
Today we know
That the best way to learn
To vocalize, is to reduce effort

Same thing in life
Same thing in life
The purpose of life, the economy of life, is to use a minimum amount of energy to obtain maximum result
Minimum amount of energy, maximum result
Minimum amount of energy, maximum result
Minimum amount of energy, maximum result
Same thing in life
Minimum amount of energy, maximum result
Same thing in life
Yeah, my opinion is that if somebody wants to stay home, they should stay home
If somebody doesn't want to stay home, they should not be compelled to stay home
That's my opinion
If somebody doesn't like that, well, that's my opinion
This notion though, that you know, you can just sort of send checks out to everybody and things will be fine is not true
Obviously
Some people have this absurd lik, view that the economy is like some magic horn of plenty, like, it just makes stuff
There's a magic horn of plenty and the goods and services, they just come from this magic horn of plenty and then, if somebody has more stuff than somebody else it's 'cause they took more from this magic horn of plenty
Now, let me just break it to the fools out there
If you don't make stuff, there's no stuff

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If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff

Yeah, so if you don't make the food, you don't process the food, you don't transport the food, medical treatment, getting teeth fixed
There's no stuff
They would become detached from reality
You can't just legislate money and solve these things
If you don't make stuff, there is no stuff

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If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff

Obviously
We'll run out at the stores
We'll run out of the...
Machines grinds to a halt

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If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
If you don't make stuff
There's no stuff
You know my mother used to say a long time ago
Whenever there would be any really… catastrophe that was in the movies or on the air

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She would say
"Always look for the helpers, there will always be helpers."
She would say
"Always looks for the helpers, there will always be helpers."

You know just on the sidelines, that's why I think that if news programs could make a conscious effort of showing rescue teams, of showing who
Medical people, anybody who is coming into a place where there's a tragedy, to be sure that they include that
Because if you look for the helpers, you'll know that there's hope

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She would say
"Always look for the helpers, there will always be helpers."
She would say
"Always looks for the helpers, there will always be helpers."

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She would say
"Always look for the helpers, there will always be helpers."
She would say
"Always looks for the helpers, there will always be helpers."

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She would say
"Always look for the helpers, there will always be helpers."
She would say
"Always looks for the helpers, there will always be helpers."
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You! Love! Yourself!
In terms of what is other
In terms of what is other
You! Love! Yourself!
In terms of what is other
In terms of what is other

Now when you go deeply into the nature of selfishness
What do you discover?
You say I love myself, I seek my own advantage
Now what is the self that I love?
What do I want?
And that becomes an increasingly ever deepening puzzle
Now I've often referred to this when you say to somebody else
I love you, it's always rather disconcerting to the person to whom you say that
If you imply that you love them with a pure disinterested and holy love
They automatically suspect it as being a little bit phony
But if you say “I love you so much I could eat you”
That's an expression, it’s a way of saying to a person you attract me so much that I can't help it
I'm absolutely bowled over by you
I'm gone
And people like that
Then they feel they're really being loved
That it's absolutely genuine
But now, I love you so much I could eat you
Now what the devil do I want?
I certainly don't want to eat the girl in the sense of literally devouring her
Because then she'd disappear
Hmmmm
But I love myself
And what is me, in what way do I know me?
When it suddenly occurs to me that I know me only in terms of you
See when I think of anything that I know and I like
Then it's always something that can be viewed as other than me
I can never get to look at me, real me
It's always behind, it's always hidden
And I really don't know it well enough to know whether I love it or not
Maybe I don't, maybe it's an appalling mess
But certainly the things I do love, and that I want from a selfish point of view
When I really think about them they're all something else
That's in a way outside me

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You! Love! Yourself!
In terms of what is other
In terms of what is other
You! Love! Yourself!
In terms of what is other
In terms of what is other

Now, we saw that there is a reciprocity
A total mutual interdependence between what we call the self and what we call the other
That's the warp and the woof
And so if you're perfectly honest about loving yourself
And you don't pull any punches, you don't pretend that you're anything other than exactly what you are
You suddenly come to discover that the self you love if you really go into it
Is the universe
You suddenly come to discover that the self you love if you really go into it
Is the universe
You don't like all of it
You're selective about it as we saw in the beginning
Perception is selection
But on the whole

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You! Love! Yourself!
In terms of what is other
In terms of what is other
You! Love! Yourself!
In terms of what is other
In terms of what is other

Because it's only in terms of what is other that you have a self at all
So, this is a view of the world
As a system of mutual exploitation
And of maximal selfishness
Now it's a very profitable view to explore
Everybody should do in their lifetime sometime (sometime)
Two things, one is to consider death

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Consider death
To observe the skulls and skeletons
Consider death (Consider death)
And to wonder what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up
Never

That is a very gloomy thing for contemplation
But it's like manure, just as manure fertilizes the plants and so on
So the contemplation of death and the acceptance of death
Is very highly generative with creative life
You get wonderful things out of that
And the other thing to contemplate is to follow the possibility of the idea that you are totally selfish
That you don't have a good thing to be said for you at all
You are a complete, utter rascal
You are a complete, utter rascal
Now, the Christians have avoided this
Because although they say, in their Episcopalian form of confession
That “We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep and we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts” too much, you know?
“We have offended against they holy laws. We have left undone those things we ought to have done, and done those things which we ought not to have done, and there is no health in us.”
But, it ought to be different
And we're gonna do our best to amend with the help of God's grace
That is a real con act
If you equate health with genuine love and perfect unselfishness
Then in that sense there is no health in us when we look at ourselves from this point of view

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Consider death
To observe the skulls and skeletons
Consider death (Consider death)
And to wonder what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up
Never

[Chorus]
Consider death
To observe the skulls and skeletons
Consider death (Consider death)
And to wonder what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up
Never

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