Re: virus: God and Level-3

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 30 Mar 1997 21:20:19 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 30 Mar 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

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

What are your "primary goals" if not "feeling better"? And remember, no
matter what you say, the next question is, "And why is that something you
want to achieve if it has no payoff (doesn't make you "feel better" about
yourself or your place in the world) for you?"

-Prof. Tim