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Re: [TaoTalk] Fierce Creatures

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  • Michaela Mackenzie
    Lisa, here s hoping I understand you correctly. . I ve found that when we change our attitude towards a situation or another individual, the situation changes
    Message 1 of 43 , May 1 2:47 AM
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      Lisa, here's hoping I understand you
      correctly. .

      I've found that when we change our attitude towards a situation or another
      individual, the situation changes and
      so does our perception of that original

      It's hard to do and when it's over we
      wonder why we resisted so in the first

      The only times it doesn't seem to work
      --for me at least-- is when I think I
      have managed it but then I have to admit
      to myself that I haven't really and
      truly let go.

      --- On Fri, 5/1/09, lisa <ms_jade_li@...> wrote:

      From: lisa <ms_jade_li@...>
      Subject: [TaoTalk] Fierce Creatures
      To: TaoTalk@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, May 1, 2009, 1:14 AM

      First there was, _A Fish Called Wanda_, starring John Cleese, Jami Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. The same stellar cast returned in, _Fierce Creatures_. Before watching the second movie I never would have believed it could be funnier than the first one, but I was wrong.

      The premise of, _Fierce Creatures_ is that a multi-billionaire owns a zoo among many many other enterprises and simply will not tolerate any enterprise that does not earn him profits. The zoo is losing money, so he sends a crackerjack executive and the billionaires inept, playboy son to the zoo in order to turn it profitable. The critters at the zoo are huggable and lovable, and so is the zoo director. The plot thickens when various ideas are generated to try to turn the zoo a profit, or face closure or being sold. One idea is to promote the critters at the zoo as fierce in order to draw in zoogoers who are lured by dangerous animals.

      You may be wondering why I'm telling you this here, in tao talk. Well yesterday a certain personage -- or should I say persona -- has asked to join tao talk. This persona was a regular contributor to the usenet group that tao talk is an offspring/eddy of and was a strong motivator in setting tao talk up. One primary motivation for tao talk was as a place to get away from this particular persona -- and its cohort -- and its chaotic influence at alt.philosophy. taoism. Part of the chaos was generated in the Godzilla vs. Rodan-like mortal combat between the persona and another regular contributor to a.p.t.

      I have thought about it on and off for the past day and decided to sit down to make a decision. For some reason, the plot of Fierce Creatures came to mind. Tao Talk is low on traffic and one way to ramp up traffic might be to allow a "fierce creature" into the bamboo grove. Am I willing to subject the "huggable and lovable critters" who reside here to all manner of indignity and unrest that the majority of usenet has become in order to make tao talk "profitable" ? I think not.

      Looking for input from any and everyone who wishes to comment.

    • dobador
      ... This, of course, is why I turn 24 at every birthday! Regards, Dobador
      Message 43 of 43 , Jul 13, 2009
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        --- In TaoTalk@yahoogroups.com, "bradford hatcher" <bradford@...> wrote:
        > I think there's some sense to this one:
        > "Only dead fish go with the flow."
        > Relaxing, and letting the universe assist you
        > is one thing, but it's the nature of life
        > to not be inert, and to fight the great fight
        > against the second law of therodynamics
        > until it finally kills you.

        This, of course, is why I turn 24 at every birthday!

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