Re: Non-feeling, or just sensible?
Sat, 10 May 1997 11:06:37 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 5/9/97 11:52:11 PM, Shawn M. Johnson wrote:

>Besides, my family (every member of
>it, practically) are about as different from me as I could imagine. To me,
>mental similarity is more important than genetic similarity.

Well, there you have it. I think most Extropians would agree with the second
statement, although many share mental similarities with their families (I
do). Naturally your family isn't going to approve of this attitude.

I think it's valuable for happiness to have people you are very close to,
have been close to for a long time, and will be close to for a long time.
Family is an easy and common way to get this, but it's not the only one.