RE: Extremism

From: Joe Dees (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 22:39:45 MST

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) >From: "Jerry Mitchell" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: Extremism
>Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 23:28:08 -0500
>You don't have a goal either, you just shoot for the norm (median, middle,
>etc...) without concerns for what that is... Like I've said earlier and you
>admit here. You don't care about the content, just the degree...
>Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> >Non-extremists have a goal. They pull in one direction until the
>goal is reached. Then they stop. They have logical criteria and
>stop when the objective goals have been achieved.
Goals don't have to be at one extreme end or the other of the spectrum of possible choices; in fact, they can be anywhere on the spectrum; whatever seems reasonable to the person choosing it. This makes such a moderate person neither uncaring nor lackadaisical - just balanced and thoughtful. They don't have to be nonassertive, either. Once they've chosen their goal, they may pursue it with all of the verve of a fire-breathing extremist. Or they may not.

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