Re: virus: Virus: Sociological Change
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 09:50:12 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, Alexander Williams wrote:

> wrote:
> > OK, quick redefine of what I mean by "Harmony". I - in this sense, anyhow - take
> > it to mean the Social "happiness" of the people. I do not mean the Personal
> > Happiness of each person within the state. To acheive that would require genius
> > of political theory, and a damn good state. It won't happen. The Harmony I'm
> > talking about is that of people not being prejudiced, or not living in fear,
> > etc...
> Again, I don't think you can seperate human happiness and harmony. If
> I'm unhappy, there is no way that there is not another person either
> responsible, capable of changing my state, or being scapegoated.

However, the point of one's scapegoating someone else is to continue
feeling miserable oneself. This looks useless to me, compared to the
first two options.

Please note that I have found happiness to be an inferior emotional
commodity, and no longer seek it out explicitly.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd