cultural myths and misery

S.K. Harrison skh23ca at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 6 03:51:40 EST 2001


> From: Rex Teague

Rex, in your post that I quote below, you appear
to be addressing someone else besides me. Exactly
which of my comments do you believe you were
replying to?

I suspect that the measure of your comprehension
of my last post stands in inverse proportion to
the amount of the Korzybski quote that you didn't
chop.


> And science has "proved" mice eat cheese! John
> made a perfectly valid point for me despite 
> his "irrationality".
> 
> Fritz Schumacher in "A Guide for the Perplexed"
> used education as an example of rationality's 
> folly. Take the authority/discipline schooling 
> position to the extreme and you have a prison, 
> on the other hand the liberal/freedom approach 
> in the extreme leads to a madhouse. Ask a 
> successful teacher what is the key and the 
> answer will be along the lines of "loving the 
> little horrors".
> 
> Rationalise love?? Love, empathy, participation
> mystique, understanding, compassion are 
> faculties that come from a high level of self-
> awareness... Swedenborg's "regeneration". To me

> the rationalist's dichotomy has to be balanced 
> with wisdom eg libert=E9 -  egalit=E9 - 
> fraternit=E9.

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