Re: Predators and Prey (was Sma (was Healthy Sexuality))

Chris Hind (
Tue, 24 Dec 1996 22:37:02 -0800

>> Maybe people shouldn't have happy childhoods. Maybe misery is the way
>> to grow.
>A very dangerous meme. I don't think it is true, since misery is quite
>likely to result in learned helplessness. My guess is that all we on this
>list that were seriously harassed in school belong to the group that
>*didn't* become helpless - the others are quite likely to want to remain
>strictly mehums now, out of fear for the reactions of others.

Perhaps, but the reason we were picked on was because of our intelligence
wasn't it? (Oh no! I'm starting to sound like a collective!) I don't know
about you guys, but we're you noticibly different from the start
intellectually. I know I was. Also perhaps there is some link between
skipping crawling and going straight on to walking and an extropian novelty
gene? I sure do hope that the extropian trend is entirely
environmentally-based or else we'll have a difficult time converting the

"You cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore"

Chris Hind Upward, Outward, ACTION! (310-374-5543) Redondo Beach, CA
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