On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: > That reminds me an argument of Bruno in Lewis Carroll's "Sylvie and Bruno", > about Spinach. If I remember well. > Something like: '---don't make me *love* spinach because thats really the > worst possible which can happen for someone who *hates* spinach.' > > > Bruno
Yes, ideas in opposition to one another are necessarily defined by, and draw energy from, their opposite. So people attached to those ideas, ironically enough, need their enemies as much as they need their own beliefs. Emotional attachment to belief is the real culprit. But we are hard-wired for that and have to train ourselves with discipline to avoid it. What makes it harder is that identifying with a particular belief system is anxiety-reducing, a source of comfort in an uncertain world. Terren -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.