« Last post by trix on Yesterday at 10:01:41 am »
I just wanted to add something.
When I first read the BIP, I loved it. I loved the perspective it put Discordia in, the modern, more developed, more immediately useful way of looking at things.
In the years since, my opinion towards it (and PD in general, for that matter) have significantly changed.
I still think the BIP is an excellent piece of Discordian work and a testament to the level of intelligence and quality that those involved can produce, but I have to say I think it missed one very important thing, something I think many of the members here also forget at times, and that is silliness. Now, when I say silliness, I don't mean the faux-random wordplay bullshit the annoying pinealists like to post and this board is pretty much allergic to, but I mean Principia-style silliness of the Turkey-Curse variety. Don't get me wrong, we have that here too for sure, but I think its value is under-appreciated a bit. Maybe even a lot.
Horrormirth is all well and good and very relate-able given the world we live in, but I think the right kind of silliness is very important and included in the PD in spades because silliness combats elitism. It takes the ability to show true humility, the ability to laugh at yourself, to be utterly and completely silly. To me, that is what "consult your pineal gland" is about.
I mean, I hate to say it because I love this place, but this place can come off as awful elitist sometimes. Maybe because there are so many of us still struggling to leave behind our own SGiTR complex? Well I can't speak for others as I wouldn't know, only for me and I know I still have this problem. I work on it by trying to remember to make myself laugh every day at a time when nobody is around simply by being so silly and stupid I embarrass myself even while alone.
Taking oneself too seriously leads to life becoming too serious to be fun, IMO.