RE: virus: <I> is the origin

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 11:33:49 -0800

I say that core needs cannot change because (1) that's how I define "core needs" and (2) I find that it's a more productive path to fulfill such needs constructively than to try to change them.

I do think that people have changed their conception of what their core needs are, but that, looking back, generally they see that they were there all along.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of David McFadzean
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 10:41 AM
Subject: RE: virus: <I> is the origin

At 07:58 AM 3/23/99 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:

>I believe you can, with much work, choose and change your core values. But
>you cannot change your core needs for fulfillment.

Why do you say they cannot change? Do mean that no-one's core needs have ever changed to your knowledge? Or that no-one has ever consciously changed their core needs? Or that it isn't worth the effort to change them? Or that it is conceptually impossible to change them?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus