RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 21:48:58 -0700

On Friday, October 3, 1997 10:23 AM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> I wonder how many (good) teachers tell their students, "If only you
> would check your rationality at the door, you would believe what I'm
> saying."? To be honest, I think that is absolutely true. If I could
> get rid of my rationality I could indeed believe anything and everything.
> But I have to ask, is that really what I should want?

You are limiting your growth by filtering new points of view before "trying
them on." You're not the first one to do this. I've seen thousands go
through personal-growth seminars designed to break people out of that box.
You'll live, you'll stay sane, you'll be wiser and better off.

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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