virus: Why does everybody love Oprah?

Reed Konsler (
Sat, 30 Jan 1999 15:35:35 -0500

>Seriously though, it's funny that Oprah Winfrey of all people would
>concern herself with tackling something as evasive to her as
>'consciousness' or awareness. I doubt I'm the only person who thinks that
>the audience and home-viewers failed to grasp their new E-Z Intro to
>Consciousness. In a world of make-believe to begin with, this ain't that

That could be why Oprah is rich and famous, and why she asks Richard to be on her show...she respects her audience, and Richard does, too. I think people can feel that, even on TV.

As a hypothesis, I suspect that while you hold the elitist perspective that you do, you aren't going to be very effective in influencing most people.

Now, you can go ahead and say "I don't care". Richard would say you are holding the value of some meme like <Truth> above the value of communicating and having a chance to help make the world a better place for everyone.

You have the freedom to make that choice, but I'd consider the consequences pretty carefully.

>My observation is that Philosophy has always been two old
>guys trying to disprove each other anyway. ;-)

So, not only is philosophy beyond most's also worthless to those people who can understand it? Why do you even bother?

Don't wimp out with that sarcastic wink. What do you really think?


  Reed Konsler