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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:55 PM

9. That's like saying the electricity doesn't light the lamp...

...the lamp has to light itself -- which, now that I say it, is something I can easily imagine being spouted as "wisdom" by some self-proclaimed new-agey guru.

Changes in people are a process, a chain of events. Your decision to focus on what happens inside a person doesn't make other parts of that chain of events, the external parts that lead up to an internal change, less important.

Exposure to new ideas doesn't happen if other people keep their ideas to themselves. And it's hardly a proven fact that only the most gentle, non-challenging introductions to new ideas work, or even that such delicacy is always the best way.

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