Oops, 7 Days. Hey look I don't update on weekends.

Think one way, act another.

I think some people are sophisticated enough to have conflicting ideas in their head with a lot of factual support for each of those conflicting ideas.  The question is, most of us must act as if those conflicts don't exist in order to function.


For example, employer trust.  If you don't trust your employer, you  must, daily, act as if you do--even if there is sufficient evidence that your employer will stomp you into the ground and toss you aside at the drop of a hat.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 9:20pm
No, you don't act as if you do.  You go on working for him because it pays the bills, but you don't believe for a second that he's your buddy and you don't put yourself in a position to depend on him to any great extent.

Stop having an existential crisis over a silly comment on superfriends.  :-)
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 11th, 2007 9:22pm
Who are you to demand that I give up a perfectly good existential melt-down.  This is on-going and no end in sight.  I'm just going to have to enjoy it until it goes away.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 9:26pm
Nothing either of you has said makes any sense.
Permalink Michael B 
July 11th, 2007 9:27pm
That's because you have ADD.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 9:28pm
Well I'm following you. There's some old zen koan or something that says when you hold two mutually exclusive opposites in your mind at once and perceive them both as truths, then you have found enlightenment, or whatever.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 11th, 2007 10:37pm
Another word for what you're describing is doublethink.
Permalink Send private email Michael B 
July 11th, 2007 11:55pm
> most of us must act as if those conflicts don't exist in order to function.

There's a difference between denial and making do. Making do is a time honored way of life. It's called suffering with grace. Bemusement with this hall of mirrors called life.

Denial is easy until the mobius strip shaped double bind that holds your brain together finally unravels.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 12th, 2007 12:31am
"Sink like a stone that's been thrown in the ocean
My logic has drowned in a sea of emotion..."
Permalink Sting 
July 12th, 2007 3:59am
"Denial is easy until the mobius strip shaped double bind that holds your brain together finally unravels."

That's pretty poetic there, SoP.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 12th, 2007 11:04am

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