RE: virus: Showers

maggs (
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 14:50:52 -0600 (CST)

                        Such ambiguities...Was there a time when words
offended you? Self satisfaction....psych egoism or an exhale after seeing the result of your assistance?


"A Husband is a Convenient Part of the Furniture of the House" Mary Wollstonecraft

"I am more than what you define and delienate me to be" Elizabeth Wurtzel

On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, Richard Brodie wrote:

> 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.
> [Reed]
> <<Right on, dude.
> Do you have any evidence that anyone who claims to understand
> "level 3" is intent on anything other than helping people?>>
> [Bill]
> <<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"
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