RE: virus: Showers

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 09:25:38 -0800

Bill Roh wrote (I think):

<<How can any word, regardless of content, be offensive?>>

That's a great attitude to have for yourself. But you can't use it on other people. It's great to say to yourself, "mere words have no power over me unless I give them power." It's a workable position, a chosen meme useful for self-empowerment. But it most pointedly DOESN'T work to say, "people can't reasonably take offense at my words; they have no power over them unless they give them power."

Accountability only works on yourself.

<<Right on, dude.

Do you have any evidence that anyone who claims to understand "level 3" is intent on anything other than helping people?>>

<<What about Richards Statement that "Self-satisfaction" is one of the best
uses of level 3 thinking?>>

Fortunately, helping people is one of my deepest sources of self-satisfaction.

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