E. Shaun Russell (
Sat, 24 May 1997 06:50:57 -0700 (PDT)

Monkeywax wrote:

>I only discovered Extropy about a year ago. The reason I consider myself
>'Extro' is because my personal beliefs (which I developed early in life) are
>very Extro. The one thing about Extro and transhuman belief I have noticed,
>is that it's naturally accouring, it does not have to be forced. I would
>even say, from my personal experience, that it is the 'natural' state.

That is something I intended to point out a few days ago. I can't
possibly agree that extropy is a belief that is adopted. I think that it is
a part of a person that is usually unacknowledged due to the multitudes of
learned behaviour and conditioning. Many "belief-systems" are based upon
trends and the self-satisfying feeling that the belief is socially
acceptable. I wouldn't say that this applies to extropy. People *are*
extropians...they, for the most part, don't just adopt futuristic and
progressive beliefs for the hell of it. That is why many on this list are
militant against threads regarding eyelash bugs: it seems to be insulting to
us, be it intended or no. You would be hard-pressed to find the same ideas
from your average mystic.

-E. Shaun Russell

E. Shaun Russell |/_ Poet, Musician and Extropic Artist.
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