Re: virus: Re:Convictions

Marie L. Foster (
Sun, 26 Oct 1997 12:16:08 -0800

At 07:49 PM 10/25/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Marie wrote:
>Robin wrote:
>>>>To view the self as just a meme allows the ultimate
>>> You mean the memetic perspective leads to apathy?
>>Ummm excuse me but if detachment meant apathy, why would we have both
>Getting detached from your emotions could imply that you don't care one way
>or the other about anything since one outcome is just as good as another,
>one goal just as silly as another..
>>Perhaps I am missing something or another joke just whizzed over my
>Does it look like there's some sort of double meaning in my statements?
>--David R.

Just checking. My idea is that suffering is attachment to pain. So
detatchment in that context leads to less suffering. Apathy to me is not
feeling anything. Detatchment is having some distance from the feeling so
you can keep things in better perspective.


Marie L. Foster