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Re: rules and games

Nov 11, 1997 03:10 PM
by M K Ramadoss

Eldon B Tucker wrote:
> MKR:
> >Usually when I am introduced to someone, I am introduced as M K Ramadoss
> >with the appendage of my profession from which I make livelihood. I usually
> >correct it to say that I am in that profession only when I am sitting at my
> >desk and working on a task related to the profession. All other times, I am
> >just an ordinary human being like everyone else in the world. This has
> >helped me to better communicate with others because we are all on a "level".
> In a way, we're often functioning in two modes. One is in terms of
> role playing. You could be a postal clerk selling me stamps. I could
> be dad to a little girl, reading her a book. Someone else could be
> an barber, giving someone a hair cut. Yet another person could be a
> book critic, writing a review of a popular work.

There is another aspect which frequently interferes effective and
efficient communication between human beings. Usually our professions
along with the power of wealth, many of which bestow a certain status
confuses the issue. It is that I am trying to avoid or minimize. For
example I may be introduced as Professor Ramadoss or Dr. Ramadoss, or
something like that to embellish my perceived relative status generally
seen in the world. It is that I am trying to eliminate when we
communicate with each other just as two human beings. In many cases
other accomplishments in academic or professional fields do not transfer
itself to the task at hand. 


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