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Response to graham4anything (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:45 AM

8. Ever watch a small kid get angry at a much larger one and the larger one just holds his head

And keeps the smaller kid at arms length while the smaller one swings away wildly, connecting with nothing?

That's what's going on with the all the free talk on the internet, the big kid is letting the smaller kid just swing away, he's not going to connect with anything anyway.

Perspective is important, you might recall the story of the blind men and the elephant, same beast many different comparisons, rope, wall, tree and so on, all because of different perspectives.

Rather than getting angry at those who have a different perspective and berating them perhaps it might be more useful to try and understand why they have the perspective they do and how that perspective makes the world appear to them. No one person has a perspective that is completely correct and encompasses everything.

One thing I can tell you for sure is that if you don't understand how and why something is broken your chances of fixing it are infinitesimal.







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