RE: virus: FAQ: question (a) - Level 3

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:53:15 -0700

Eric wrote:

<<"Some people bounce off the bumpers of life, like a pinball with no
volition of its own; others are able to assess the factors that are affecting them, learn how to control these factors and thereby take control of their lives. It is an unfortunate fact of life on Earth today that the overwhelming majority of people are like that pinball -- they are born into the world, randomly roll through the chutes of education, bounce off an occupation or two, watch video for a while and then roll down into that final hole. This is our lot unless we can learn to develop some kind of individual autonomy or sense of Will." -- Philip H. Farber>>

Great! I also use the pinball analogy in Getting Past OK!

<<Is level 3 'both' in some way? Do you release control to find purpose
and then establish your life according to what you find?>>

Exactly. Exactly. Exactly.

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