Yes, it sounds like you've taught them to identify everyone and
every belief type in the world that you distain so they could reject
it as you'd wish them to do, but how did you make them feel they
aren't owned by you? I mean, if they talked in a way that you
thought was bullshit, would you accept that, or if they chose to do
something or take an interest in something that you thought was
bullshit, would that be ok with you? Who got to define what is
bullshit and/or controlling? How is that different from teaching
other types of values?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Gene Poole"
> "Onniko" <onniko@y...> wrote:
> > How many children do you have, Gene?
> > What are some ways you have to
> > make them feel that they aren't owned by you?
> My two sons, one is 18,
> 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
> and control.
> 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
> in writing.
> They are essentially immune to being
> wrangled by any sort of control-freak,
> ==Gene Poole==
> Immunity does not
> produce impunity
> > > '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 realize that it will be superseded.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