RE: virus: Being uncomfortable isn't always bad

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 14:57:01 -0800

Amazing that people continue to put their faith in talk therapy when, after so many years, no study has shown it to be a reliably effective treatment for anything.

Richard Brodie Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter! Visit Meme Central at

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Bob Hartwig
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 1999 12:39 PM To:
Subject: Re: virus: Being uncomfortable isn't always bad

>Two things can happen.
>1) Your present way of thinking overcomes reason and you
>become more resistant to change. For instance, you will begin
>to automatically discount anything Richard or I say...perhaps you
>will log off COV to avoid further input along these lines.
>2) Your present way of thinking will be overcome and your mind
>will assemble a new way of thinking accomodating your new

3) She'll decide that if she needs psychoanalysis, she'll ask for it, and she'll seek it from a professional psychologist rather than the armchair variety like you and Richard.