Guru George (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 20:24:49 +0100

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997 03:22:02 -0700
Hara Ra <> wrote:

> wrote:
>> I only thought of this after reading your response, but if extropian beliefs
>> are naturally occuring - People must be natural optimists and only learn to
>> be pessimists. What a nice thought! If only we could teach people to
>> unlearn their behaviour and conditioning.
>Read Alice Miller's book, "For Your Own Good, the hidden tragedy of
>childhood", which states in detail how we are taught pessimism. It also
>applies to the topic which may cryonicists bemoan, "why don't more
>people sign up?". BTW, I suggest this book to ALL members of this list.
I second that! Her study of Hitler is fascinating (I can't remember if
that's in For Your Own Good or in another of her books - all of which
are good).

Guru George