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.
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. :-)
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.
Nothing either of you has said makes any sense.
July 11th, 2007 9:27pm
That's because you have ADD.
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.
July 11th, 2007 10:37pm
Another word for what you're describing is doublethink.
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.
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..."
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.