Chief tells me Q.P. is all a bunch of “human-hubris-hooey.” How he became versed in a Hindu mythology is mysterious, but he advocates The Net theory and has advised me to drop the macerations of scientific explanations to define our existence. He says humans have an insatiable need to “explain” everything. He attests we are inevitably proven “wrong”, fall from “status”, suffer “shame”, lose our fancy tenures/jobs and become difficult to live with.
Chief has told Traveler that humans tend to be intellectual giants, but emotional infants. I try not to get defensive, but upon reflection, I think he has a valid point. Traveler is our go-between. Chief tells him something in confidence (example above), and Traveler turns right around to tell me. Upon me confronting them about this devious pattern, they said the human definition of a “turncoat” doesn’t exist in Equus Land. They feel what everyone is experiencing in The Net, and their whispered conversations on the side are simple parlor games to help me in my education, i.e., Traveler “leaking” information to me. This form of learning is playfully clever as they never belittle or play emotional games. Within such an encouraging educational environment, I am thriving.