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Such a weird idea to blog about toilets.
But I’m very practical.
The world of duality has become very obvious to me…. glaringly in my face… and it has become particularly apparent as I journey to different lands and places.
Toilets in particular demonstrate this world of dualiy.
For example, one night I stayed at a place where there is a VERY white toilet. The white flushing toilets represent mainstream suburbia way of living. Obviously. The toilets are cleaned with chemicals and the waste is flushed away to disappear. Yet, all the waste and chemicals end up creating a toxic mess…. yet no one thinks about that.
People with white toilets tend to have a set way of living whereby they go to work 5 days a week, 40 hours+ a week, their children go to school 5 days a week, 6 hours+ a day and they have a mortage to pay off the house and struggle with bills, cars and so on.
In the middle are the DUNNYS in houses. These are sometimes drop toilets in people’s houses where they look like a normal mainstream flushing toilet. These styles of toilets collect the waste in a place in which worms live (worms are put there to break down the waste) which turns into pure goodness compost for the garden. No toxic waste. These are the middle grounders who could be living a similar busy working routine to the above but are probably vegetarian, vegan and/or have a healthy lifestyle with minimum chemicals.
(All this rambling is my assumptions, or perhaps a skimming of possibilities from what I’ve seen).
On the far end of the scale are BUSH TOILETS which are situated in the AUSTRALIAN BUSH and with any luck you’ll have a seat to sit on – or at least a shovel to dig. These people usually have a bush style of living whereby they pick up work as they go, rather than stick to a 9-5 routine. They don’t have huge bills so can be fairly relaxed. Their children are home schooled and are amazingly bright, agile and strong.
There are many more ways of living, but this just skims over my recent experiences.
As you can imagine how weird it is to travel from a BUSH TOILET and then arrive at a WHITE TOILET where I have to remember to flush… and then back to the BUSH way of living where I have to lift the lid to look for spiders or snakes before sitting down.
Such a weird life I’m living. A good example of our world of duality.
Oh, the toilets I’ve visited!