Re: virus: Virus: Sociological Change

Alex Williams (
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 10:59:00 -0500 (EST)

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> That's how I would look at it. I'm trying to say that somehow we (or
> somebody) have to persuade the people that if they try for change, then
> it'll happen, and if they don't then it won't.

Drakir, not to be unduly cynical (rather, duly cynical), but life
simply isn't that simple. You can spend your entire life working for
change only to see your hopes fail, people have been doing so ever
since memes evidenced themselves.

Its self-evident to say that if they don't try they'll never see their
hopes realized but its misleading to say that trying guarantees
success. Life can be, and often is depressingly realistic. Most
people recognize this, if only periphrially, and that's part of why
you see the masses doing just enough to `get by' and not striving for

The rest of us? Well, there are certain forms of intellectual
masochism ... :)