RE: virus: Re:MS Flip Software Price

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 12:21:44 -0700

On Friday, October 10, 1997 10:22 AM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> At 08:38 AM 10/10/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
> >> That I can't stand the thought of hurting her or losing her trust?
Yes, I
> >> think that would make her happy. Should I have a better reason?
> >
> >You may be surprised by her answer.
> Yes, I keep forgetting you know her much better than I do.

Just try the experiment and report your results. Also, you flipped from
if-then logic to a more emotional "can't stand the thought," which would be
more satisfying to her I would guess. Try to frame it in your original,
logical terms. Of course I don't know your wife but I've had this
discussion with several of my own.

As an aside, one of the most enlightened men I know, and one who seems to
have a very happy marriage, told me his secret. He said, "I have a
commitment to never know my wife."

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