Re: JRC- in from the cold, but quickly getting hotter
Dec 10, 1999 11:58 AM
by Maureen T Fitzgerald
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I wish I had more time today. Anyway, just a couple of things:
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 07:22:41 -0800
"JRC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: JRC -In from the Cold
MTF: Well! Scintillating psychological analysis! But now I know what it takes
to bring you in from the cold!
JRC: I have no idea what you mean - this isn't, couldn't be, a subtle
criticism, could it? Not a, um, veiled personal *attack*? No of course it
couldn't be. We follow the golden rule here.
NO, NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK. JUST A DEMONSTRATION THAT I CAN WALK YOUR WALK IF I
CHOOSE TO DO SO. THAT NEVER REALLY HAD POSITIVE RESULTS FOR ME, BUT LIKE YOU
SAY, WE'RE ALL DIFFERENT. AND WE ALL MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES. SINCE I HAVE HAD A
BIT OF TIME FOR OBSERVATION, I WAS SPEAKING TO YOU IN WHAT APPEARS TO ME AS YOUR
LANGUAGE. NOW AS YOU SAY, IN THE COURSE OF A DAY YOU WRITE DOZENS - "SOMETIMES
OVER A HUNDRED EMAILS EVERY DAY"- , AND IT STRUCK ME AS A BIT ODD THAT THE
FIRST POSTING YOU HAVE RESPONDED TO IN A WEEK'S TIME IS A POSTING ABOUT
*NICENESS.* PARTICULARLY REMEMBERING THE LAST TIME YOU WERE SEEN IN THE
NEIGHBORHOOD. THAT WAS MY BASIS FOR "IN FROM THE COLD," THE RESULT OF AN
EARLIER OVER-INDULGENCE IN SOVIET SPY NOVELS, OBVIOUSLY NOT SHARED BY EVERYONE.
(hiding behind the anonymity of my initials)
JRC: If this refers to my "JRC" ... then (as most on the list know) my name is
John R. Crocker. I don't "hide" behind my initials...
WELL, AS I WAS NOT PRIVY TO THAT INFORMATION, THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT.
PEOPLE SHOULD BE WILLING TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR WORDS, AND THERE ARE
TOO MANY OUT THERE HIDING BEHIND CODE NAMES.
JRC: And simply don't think my personality is that important anyway.
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YOU DON'T THINK YOUR PERSONALITY IS *IMPORTANT* ANYWAY? WELL, THEN, HO=
W DO YOU
RECONCILE THESE CONTRADICTIONS:
DTB to JRC: Exactly what are the reasons why the GOLDEN RULE is abhor=
JRC: Abhorrent is your word, not mine.
DTB: You have written a lot of what you "feel" about them, but I do no=
there any "reasons."
JRC: Actually wrote several reasons. And could name a dozen more. But =
1. All available evidence shows that we are, and a fairly fundamental l=
race that *grows through conflict at the personality level*.
YOU PROFESS TO SEEK CONFLICT AS A MEANS OF *GROWTH* - AT THE PERSONALI=
NO LESS. HOW DOES THAT SQUARE WITH YOUR ASSERTION THAT YOUR PERSONALI=
TY IS NOT
THAT IMPORTANT? ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT YOU DON'T FIGHT JUST T=
AND ARE NOT USING THAT *GROWING* CONCEPT AS A FRONT?
JRC: For our *spiritual* levels to grow and flourish usually, if not a=
*requires* discomfort, sometimes *serious* discomfort, at the personali=
I REPEAT MY PREVIOUS COMMENT.
WELL, I WISH I HAD MORE TIME TODAY, THERE IS A LOT MORE THAT I COULD PO=
I AM EQUALLY COMFORTABLE (AND EXPERIENCED) ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PLAYING=
WITH A MODERATE PREFERENCE FOR CIVILITY. OUT AND OUT NASTINESS? I HAV=
WAYS TO SPEND MY TIME.
Hope you have a great weekend.. And thanks for the opportunity to grow.=
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