Re: Normal vs. Weird

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 11:38:51 MDT

Dave Wingfield wrote:
> Too right. Weird is a compliment. Eccentricity fuels innovation. Its the
> ability to look at things in a different light

Depends. Granted many of us think so. At least on this list it should
not be perceived negatively. For example, Nadia and I get along
screamingly fine online, and I KNOW she thinks I'm weird.

However, in the 'rest of the world', especially when you are dealing
with talk between a man and a woman, her calling the guy weird is only a
few clicks, at most, up the scale from being called a pervert or
degenerate, at worst, and at the least it implies "not the sort of
person I want to get to know or might develop a freindship or other
relationship with of any kind."

Of course, what mundanes think of us should not be something we consider
credible, unless its only for purposes of evaluating impact of extropian

Mike Lorrey

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