RE: virus: META: a rule for the list

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 09:38:00 -0700

On Thursday, October 16, 1997 3:11 PM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> At 08:57 AM 10/16/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
> >Life often seems unfair when you're trapped in Level 2. In fact, life is
> Yes, well "detachment" is just a euphemism for not caring.

No, no, no, no it isn't! It really isn't! This is super-important!
Detachment is not being a marionette to your results. It is absolutely not
not caring. It's surfing versus drowning!

> >My goal is people's growth. After all, this is a Church...
> The world is what we make it. The universe isn't fair, justice is an
> invention of conscious agents. Those of use who care about fairness
> will seek out each other and play non-zero sum games. The rest of you
> can play predator and prey if you like.

Oh, Mr. holier-than-thou! What if your so-called "fairness" is just another
way of saying "what David thinks is right"? Maybe the rest of us play big
fat non-zero-sum games and you just don't get it yet!

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