by Pam Walatka
Some of the basic principles for coordinating a country or a body:
That mind is best which governs least.
Tyranny, in a country or in a person, encourages the citizens or the body parts to use treachery (uprisings, pain) to get what they need.
For example, suppose one's butt is tired of being sat on. The butt sends a message to the brain, "Get off of me! Let us go outside and walk around in the fresh air and sunshine."
The brain says,"Shuddup, I have to finish this report. Besides, I am too tired to move around."
"No, listen,", says the butt, "this is important." The butt initiates some back pain to get attention. The first pain is subtle and polite; the brain would have to have zen awareness to even notice it. The next pain is a little sharper. If the brain ignores that, the pain gets worse. Some brains wait until the pain is crippling and incapacitating. The dictator-brain thinks it always knows best.
In a democratically run body, the brain would be obligated to listen to the other parts of the body when they are speaking up like participatory citizens. The toes say, "Give us liberty and give us health!"
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