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Someone please argue rationally!
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hfx_ben From: hfx_ben Date: February 13th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure ... good stuff.
Back to Enronism for a moment: apparently, according to the PoMo school of thought, the aim is to convince and persuade.
Soooo ... it's all one big game of sophistry.
komos From: komos Date: February 14th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
That being the case, how does one then change the focus to the 'big picture'?
hfx_ben From: hfx_ben Date: February 14th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)

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My immediate reaction is to concentrate on self-interest; the gang dynamic and mob mentality have the advantage of benefits that are immediate and tangible, however superficial and short-sighted they might be ... what aspect of personal desire might compel the individual to strive for more?

The old books say that real happiness comes from not only having the freedom to act, but to know after acting that one chose rightly. But they also lament that most are easily pleased with the more superficial and immediate.
Seems to me we have to preach of the commons ... how we should strive for the best in order that all can have even some slight good. (The slogan I've been trying for years to formulate elegantly runs something like, "To do what we can here and now in order to avoid a future that's horrid beyond imagining.")
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