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But an awareness of how we are each manipulated, and how we manipulate, both as learned behavior and as a Learned Behavior Disorder is disturbing for some. It seems, they say, to take away the magic of being human. That magic is legerdemain. You have been fooled.

And that is the heart of the problem.  Most people do not want to admit that they have been fooled.  Humor and self-depreciation, a sense that this has happened to us all and is inherent in the human condition, might help get the message across.  Something it is easier for me to describe than to accomplish.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 07:34:52 PM EST
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