Re: virus: Response to Zander
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 10:59:37 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, Richard Brodie wrote:


> >> No, there's a tangible difference in the process of Level-2 folks who
> >> become fearful, angry, or defensive at a belief conflict and Level-3
> >> learners who are agile in their mental repositioning. Level-3'ers do
> >> have a new process, just as Level-2 folks are able to see the forest for
> >> the trees while Level-1'ers can't.
> >
> >The only /tangible/ difference that you have been able to communicate,
> >however, is one which I see as a matter of degree, not of kind. The
> >entire Leveling scheme seems more the work of salesmanship than
> >engineering or science from this point.
> By the nature of Level 2, you are unable to see how different your
> consciousness would be when you achieve Level 3. Sorry. I know you hate
> that answer. Wish I had a better one.


It's easy to see how different your consciousness would be at level-3.
The problem is seeing the exact shade of how it would be different, and
that this particular shift would actually be helpful.

I didn't make that shift until I had completely wrecked level-2 thinking,
and from I read, neither did Brodie.

If you can imagine a situation where your current methods of living *do
not work at all, continually*, then you can imagine a situation that will
provoke the jump to level-3. At that point, jumping from level-2 to
level-3 becomes a personal survival issue.

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