--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <authfriend@...> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Xenophaneros Anartaxius" <anartaxius@> > wrote: > > > > Well, Judy got it right. I was making an insinuation, though > > not serious about it. I did not answer the rhetorical question > > you posed, or attempt to. There is a concept called > > 'coexistence of opposites', which if it were an experience, > > would take care of the dilemma. You have to ask how serious > > Barry is about what he says. He lobs bombs, with fish hooks > > attached, onto this forum, and if you are kind of like a fish > > swimming in these waters, do you bite? > > If he's not that serious, what's he doing lobbing bombs? > > But we aren't fish, Xeno, and Barry is not entitled to be > the Master Baiter (depending on how you spell it). We're human > beings, and so is he. "Coexistence of opposites" is a non > sequitur, an empty phrase that is meant to sound impressive > and wise but has no meaning or significance in this context. > > > Barry's nastiness is more superficial than Judy's > > The salient characteristic of Barry's nastiness is that > it's nearly always *gratuitous*, just for the sake of > being nasty; and his criticisms are almost always > *dishonest*, knowingly false. > > Neither is true of me. Those are the important > distinctions between me and Barry. > > Whether he's unserious or superficial is debatable. Many > of us think he's painfully shallow; but what he does here > is clearly *extremely* important to him, so it doesn't > make much sense to say he isn't serious. > > > he is not so serious as I believe you are imagining. But of > > course this is my interpretation of what I read. The mind > > does not give us reality, it gives us distorted > > representations of reality, > > Some more distorted than others. "Oh, it's all nothing but > distorted representations of reality" is an excuse just as > Barry's "Tantra" notion is. > > and on occasion, gives us clues > > as to what reality might be about. Are you taking what > > people say here as true and false? Are you taking what is > > discussed, argued, and metaphorically shouted here as some > > kind of important reality? > > All this is horseshit. No, that's unkind to horseshit. > It's apeshit, Xeno throwing his own shit around. > > Whether the FFL reality is important is not important. > What's important is that people should treat other > people like human beings no matter what the context. > Too many people use FFL like their own private > playground, with themselves the only real people in it. > > > For a lesson in coexistence I would recommend the movie > > 'Life of Pi', how to get along in a completely unlivable > > situation. > > You aren't qualified to give lessons in human relations, > Xeno.
I was not talking about human relations. But I would agree with you that if you wanted to inform yourself about the nature of human relations, I would not be your best bet by a long shot.