If you allow me, Greg, I print this. Anyway whatever, I print it. Since indeed these ideas are funny. It can learn me how funny are my own ideas.
I saw huge flat screens of tv's in the city, people were looking to the amazing beautiful images. Of course sellers will not show ugly images or stupid images on the tv, nobody should buy them. In fact some people ( I should do that when I had money) are only buying the images without realizing, forgetting those wonderful images are already gone on the screen when they come home. And then they look to boring news at home.
But we people sell/buy images ( ideas) only, all the time, we think that's all there is.
"Despite the fact that we are a ceaselessly transforming stream, interdependent with other beings and the whole world, we imagine that there exists in us an unchanging entity that characterizes us and that we must protect and please. A thorough analysis of this reveals that it is only a fictitious mental construct".
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.