Non-feeling, or just sensible?
Fri, 9 May 1997 20:24:22 -0400 (EDT)

Dear list,
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.

Shawn M. Johnson