Re: virus: God and Level-3

David McFadzean (
Sun, 30 Mar 1997 15:16:50 -0700

At 04:13 AM 30/03/97 +0100, Tony Hindle wrote:

> David McFadzean wrote
>>But... maybe we all go through life with varying amounts of self-deceit
>>and the trick is really to minimize the level even though it may be
>>impossible to reduce it to zero.

> I think Dave that you do not accept that there will ever be
>an occaision where adjusting your context, even if it doesnt fit
>reality will ever make you feel better.

No, I do accept that. It is just that I don't think feeling better
is the goal. The goal is to figure out the best future to create
and the most effective way of creating that future. If anything,
"feeling better" is a natural side effect of pursuing the real goal.

> This makes me want to ask you this hypothetical question.
>If it were True that adjusting your context, even if it didnt match
>reality, caused you to have a better experience of life, caused you
>to feel better..... would you?

Not unless it made me more effective at pursuing my primary goals.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus