> I had an interesting experience this week. My little brother's
>girlfriend had a daughter (my niece). I /am/ now and "uncle". My whole
>family seemed to think this was /supposed to/ mean something to me. I found
>nothing particularly exciting about it. After all, it isn't my child. Nor
>does /being/ an "uncle" change who I /am/. My whole family (none of whom are
>extropians) seemed to think I was uncaring or something. I simply saw no
>/big deal/ in the whole matter. Would you classify me as "non-feeling" or
>just "sensible"? I think it's just an aspect of rational self interest,
>myself. I thank you for any comments you have.
I reckon that just having the news in itself is nothing to get
particularly gushy about, but if you were to come into physical contact
with the little mite + doting little brother and not be moved a bit you'd
definitely be non-feeling!