Re: Musical Interlude and a Question for Pete
- --- In email@example.com, Tarjei Straume
>Physician, heal thyself.
> Pete wrote:
> >That you have to defend Mike is evidence enough that he is out of
> >his league debating me.
> Defending Mike? What would I defend my fellow therapist for? I'm just
> helping him analyze you.
> We discuss diagnostical issues about you andMore nonsense. What a surprise...
> test alternative approaches. Mike was very successful by eliciting
> the very reaction from you that he accurately predicted; then it was
> my task to analyze that reaction as we had agreed. Our next
> discussion will be about the proper choice of medication for you.
- Tarjei wrote:
>When I was at that business convention in Nice a few weeks ago, theYeah - you work with one of those multilevel marketing things, right?
>president of the company pointed out that they never make statues of
>critics. This made me reflective. This statement is very true. They
>make statues of achievers, artists, builders, initiates, conquerers,
>discoverers, inventors, but never critics. The critics scream and
>yell and curse and tell the whole world that all creativity,
>spirituality, healing, discovery, vision, invention,
They preach a very particular kind of condescending rhetoric of this
nature, a sort of warped "positive thinking" spiel. Heard it many
times. Only a certain number of people can make any actual money in
these schemes - it depends on multitudes of people at the bottom who
will eventually be screwed over, but must be forewarned that it will be
all their own fault when the scheme collapses, because they
were "thinking negatively."
- Diana wrote:
>Yeah - you work with one of those multilevel marketing things, right?If you think it's condescending to point out that critics don't get
>They preach a very particular kind of condescending rhetoric of this
>nature, a sort of warped "positive thinking" spiel.
statues made after them while they have to look in frustration at
their targets being recognized for generations in spite of their
screaming protests, so be it. And it doesn't matter whether the
targets are within anthroposophy, healing, network marketing,
astrology, or what have you. Critics' lists of "evil cults and
schemes" are miles long, and all they do is complain, whine, attack,
libel, defame, try to tear other people down. That's all they do.
That's how they devote their lives. It's their lifestyle of choice.
And anything constructive or positive is called "warped thinking."
So, here endeth the dialogue. Take your sour grapes elsewhere.