Re: virus: a tangent

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 13:50:01 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 21 Mar 1997, Dan Plante wrote:

> Student: And what is this way of thinking which binds him?
> Master: Ask him, and his response is always the same: "To reinvent
> myself every morning; to take my 'self' apart every night and
> examine the result, that I may know myself (and others)
> as well as like to think I do, and be my own master. To be a
> child inside, that I may view the world, its parts and its
> whole, with the wonder it deserves. To be on the move often;
> physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, so that
> things don't grow on, or in me. To roll with the punches if
> I can't duck fast enough. To be open to new ideas and points
> of view; they are the oil that keeps me from seizing up. To
> expose these ideas to the same scrutiny I impose on my 'self',
> for once exposed to them, they /are/ me."
> Student: And this is a mindset which is /static/?
> Master: Of course. He hasn't changed this mindset one iota in 30 years.

Great story.

"Lest ye can become as little children you will never enter the kingdom of
heaven." - attributed to J. Christ

-Prof. Tim