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Fri, 16 May 1997 11:32:46 +0200

> From: John Blanco-Losada <>
> Subject: Re: Non-feeling, or just sensible?
> On 5/10/97 3:09 PM, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> >They especially didn't
> >like my comment that it seems that only the morons in the world are
> >reproducing, which seems to indicate a possible beginnning of a
> >devolution of the race....

> Digging beyond the gut-level response, I'll admit that I had reservations

> for many years about bringing a child into the world. Look around - the
> forces of big government seem to be entrenched around the world, children

> are being shot on the streets and in schools, couples are having to work
> harder to make ends meet, etc. I could go on and on. It seems like the
> world is going down the toilet, and that things just aren't as good as
> they were when I was growing up.

We have none of that where we live. Merchants take a two-hour lunch and
leave their outdoor displays and goods in place, unguarded. The stores
leave such things as fertilizer, wood, potting soil outside, unguarded at
all times.

> So now I try to invoke my Extropian dynamic optimism.

EDO is a great tonic too! A real pick-you-up! And it can be infectious!

> Along those lines, does anyone have any suggestions for how to raise a
> successful, Extropian child?

We committed the Moronic sin not once, not twice, but FIVE times! Four
of the five have gone on to commit the Moronic sin a total of TEN times!
When will the madness end? When will the "I'M-IN-CLOSE-THE-DOOR" people be
Our children all turned out to be independent thinkers and might be
mistaken for being Extro except they, like ourselves did not know about
Extros. (someone can take this up with the publicity department) They were
not subjected to violence by spanking or hitting. They were respected for
the individuals they were, and in turn they returned that respect.
Non-Interference and self-responsibility was a daily way of life and the
babies grew up with those principles being experienced; which is a great
way to learn. When we interfere with the life of our economy we only make
it worse. What evidence do we have that we can interfere with the life of
our children, a much more complex event, and make their lives better?