Well 95% of my mom's stuff has been moved into the Idaho house. The stress emanating from that woman is unbelievable. My essential duty is done and I don't believe that I want much to do with her for a very long time. I was going to stick around for a few months to take care of the two old women but that would be intolerable. She should slowly improve in Idaho since everyone seems happy here. She is currently a sponge soaked in extreme California stress. I don't want any more of it on me than I already have. I'm bailing the fuck out. Every man for himself. Its all just a spectrum of a failing concept and now she is in a better failing point that she should be able to ride out for more years of her life. Maybe Idaho culture is potent enough to override these totally whack new Californians, but they are coming so fast that I have my doubts. Already I can see my mom pointing things out that are subjectively worse about this place and without someone to put some things in context or to show the existing positive of it she would surely try to turn this place into the hellscape that she escaped from. For example zoning. Some directions you need to drive through a small light industrial zone. A Californian would eventually try to banish these real local jobs to the farthest reaches of the state so that everyone needs to drive all fucking day. I could give more examples that I've noticed but I think that you get the idea. Fuck all of this. Now I'll be returning to my Transnistria Soviet Garage Pub or going down to see my Colombian girl since Winter is approaching and my bar partner will be leaving as well. February sucks there without a solid system in place already. Transmitting from Hell over and out.Read More
@destraht The only time youre going to eradicate your ego experience No Mind is when you get Alzeheimers and become senile. Pursuing No Mind is obviously your ego talking again, and wanting to eradicate your ego is again your ego trying to be the alpha enlightened superior egoless ego.
I read this comment on a blog about the recent article of Idaho residents being pissed about Californians moving there:
I read this article yesterday. The retired female Dean who moved to Boise wants to 'be a community member and contribute'.
You see, that's liberal thinking: always pushing forward, attempting to change things, unhappy with the status quo. They just can't go somewhere, mind their own business, and let other people be. No, they have to manipulate the environment, change things, and cause chaos.
It's the ego attempting to justify itself. The Buddhism concept of 'No Mind' calls for the eradication of the ego, (and thus the eradication of the 'progressive' thought process which causes contention with its attempts to 'control'.) **
One thing that I'd like to point out is that I 100% own the garage and I'm partnered with a best bro for the stuff inside of it. I had to step out exactly when this was all coming together after months of hurry up and wait. I'm over in Idaho now after moving my mom from the rapidly deteriorating conditions of California. My mom now 100% owns her new house as well instead of owing $2k+ month on the California mortgage. Owning things outright is rad, especially when the taxes are very reasonable. I'll say that I felt quite ok paying my first $6/year tax on the garage and I'm pretty sure that my mom will feel pretty ok with her new Idaho taxes. I like owning things and I hope to do more of that. Cash money bitches.