In this video, Jimmy Kimmel asks pedestrians who are on a gluten-free diet the question "What is gluten?" They know to various degrees, some even know
what gluten is in, most don't know what gluten is enough to have made the educated decision to go on the diet.
I am going to examine two ideas that stem from this video, the first one involves whether or not people think, and the second one involves the natural
tendency to copy one another and how that could be infringed by copyright law - they are, in fact, somewhat opposing topics.
However, I believe that discussing ideas with one another and copying one another can add to comprehension.
I.Treatment of Autism to Prevent Critical Thought
There are many questions that come to my mind when watching this video. The most pressing one is this. I have been on medication to treat my autism,
and the most "effective" medication so far is Propranolol.
However - there is a major problem. It gets rid of my ability to think critically, meaning that instead of knowing every step I am taking and why, I
flow in the moment and do things in a reactive fashion.
This is very helpful because it prevents me from getting stuck and allows me to socialize with normal people - however, I lose many of the abilities
to know what I am doing, and sometimes the ability to socialize with other autistic people - when I come off of Propranolol I can start saying things
that make little or no sense whatsoever.
I didn't realize that some people copy others instead of understanding each prerequisite subject leading up to their current predicament until I
started doing it myself.
However, it is the mixture and socialization of different types of people discussing ideas which allow those ideas to fully develop without the
weaknesses brought to them by a single perspective. Which leads me into my second topic.
II. Natural Human Behavior and File-Sharing
I was playing rummy the other day, and I noticed that the natural human behavior was to converse and talk over a subject, such as the rummy rules, and
then modify them to fit the situation at hand. This involves taking something out of the "public domain" as it were and having the freedom to modify
it and use it.
Musicians do this all the time. There are certain chords that are used because they exist, even certain chord structures that are repeated in many
These chord structures are not copyrighted. In another example, it used to be that when someone went to the video store to rent a movie, they brought
their friends and / or family along. I remember doing this all of the time. I then shared my purchase with many others.
This natural human behavior has simply adapted to the internet - the question is whether or not the internet is going to clamp down on the natural
human behavior because of corporate greed, even though the behavior is needed for society to function.
Humans have always been able to function because of free speech, speech that was not being recorded, in which ideas were passed on and off each other
for inspection and peer-review in an unrecorded and laid-back manner.
We see that kind of thought coming to A.T.S. in a more stark manner likely because the natural conversations are not happening in the real world as
often. In fact, recent research has found that parents of today's children do not let them hang out in person with one another or have the freedom to
pursue their own interests in real life as often as their predecessors- thus they take their natural tendencies to want to refine their views
In the meantime, how could any musicians function if any chord progression that they thought of on their own had been copyrighted by another musician?
People in general access a creative library owned by the universe, and do not actually own any ideas, as they are equally accessible to
anyone with the right amount of imagination.
I suppose what could be owned is someone's refined take on a universal matter.
This is how come many scientific or mathematical discoveries happen in multiple places at the same time, even when two or more scientists are unaware
of each others' work - this is how come multiple countries were working towards reaching nuclear weapons first during World War II, even though they
were not collaborating.
The video from Jimmy Kimmel Live represents how people will naturally copy each other - for example, all dieting in the same manner - through
communication. But what is allowed or not allowed when it comes to copying?
I feel as if we are at a confusing time. And I could be wrong, but I think that how corporations handle copyright law could affect regular human
Discussing ideas with one another is essential in forming one's own identity.
What happens in a world where paranoia and excessive territorialism over ideas reign? What happens if people and even their best friends don't share
their secrets, or their thoughts, or what they know? I think what would happen is that there would be a decrease in critical thinking skills.
People often need to talk over ideas in order to fully understand them, and a world where the social norm is not beneficial to this could be
temporarily detrimental to society. Are we entering the age to oppose the Information Age, the Age of Lockdown?
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Well I'd say that we certainly are entering a time and age where knowledge/culture as an economic possession should start being viewed as a dated
Our economic system values what is rare and scarce. Knowledge and culture once were, and as such were dispensed at great cost. Thanks to internet,
knowledge is no longer scarce, in fact, it has become quite the opposite.
Unfortunately, the number one characteristic of any system is first and foremost self-perpetuation, however outdated said system may be. The fact that
our society actively tries to lock-down any endevours that go against its economic reasoning, such as sharing, is just as natural as peoples natural
inclination to share an abundant ressource.
That will change though. You can't stop evolution, biological, social, economical, or otherwise.
Here's another question we should all be asking: Why is Kimmel trying to make a de facto joke out of a gluten free diet?
The answer is because it makes people healthier, clears their minds, and allows them to think more logically/rationally. And all of those things are
results that daddy government does not want.
Kimmel is just another mouthpiece for the establishment. And this is just a piece of propaganda designed to get "normal" people laughing at the very
real psychological and physiological benefits that come from going gluten-free.
Really those things, at least the first one especially are a result of the human ego. I am far far away from that by years of working in the other
I often wondered why the human ego stood up so much for beliefs that it did not understand. The Gluten example is great. Just about every day - a
person argues me and either they are wrong and sticking up for something they don't know (in denial), or they are arguing with me based on an opinion
(saying that there opinion is better than mine). I don't care about who thinks who is BETTER. That is why women are changing in such an egotistical
way nowadays - they have to be right. It is nothing but ego. In reality it is all wrong. Yet they stand up for it because of denial. Their whole
believe system is selfish, it is made up of a selfish foundation.
They told me year after year, day after day, that they didn't care about me. So what I am going to do now? I am going to show them that this soul
once loved but the world pushed, and pushed, and pushed, so now I have to show that I don't care. And my apathy is going to be better than your
apathy because I am going to show you mine while dancing and singing. The reason for that is because love was supposed to make me happy (like the
traditional days when men got married and stayed married), but since all I have seen is apathy for the wrong reasons I have to force myself to be
happy from alternative ways. Dancing and singing is one of them, so I have made a vow to start singing every time I come in contact with someone that
is showing me that don't care - just a way to get the selfish egotistical judgmental immature negative energy away from me.
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