- Jun 2, 2003"Onniko" <onniko@y...> wrote:
> How many children do you have, Gene?My two sons, one is 18,
> What are some ways you have to
> make them feel that they aren't owned by you?
the other is 21.
From their earliest days,
I taught them how communication
works, with a strong emphasis on
being able to identify bullshit, and
especially the telltales of domination
They are in no danger of falling
prey to any sort of fascism, including
the too-common 'value-fascism'
which runs rampant in our cultures.
They are able to immediately identify
the authoritarian personality, as it
presents itself in any form, be it in
person, in a media presentation, or
They are essentially immune to being
wrangled by any sort of control-freak,
Immunity does not
> > 'Hindsight shows how often yesterday's so-called truth
> > may become today's absurdity. Real ability is to respect
> > relative truth without damaging oneself by refusing to
> > realize that it will be superseded. When you observe that
> > today's controversies often reveal not relevance but the
> > clash of the untaught with the wrongly taught, and when
> > you can endure this knowledge without cynicism, as a
> > lover of humankind, greater compensations will be open to
> > you than a sense of your own importance or satisfaction in
> > thinking about the unreliability of others.'
> > From 'A Perfumed Scorpion' Idries Shah
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