--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "jim_flanegin" <jflanegi@> 
wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > With all due respect, and chuckling, if you honestly
> > > believe that your mind and body and the coordination
> > > between them are so weak that you would be confused 
> > > by learning to drive on the left, I hope I don't run 
> > > into you when I (a lifetime right-hand driver) am 
> > > driving in England.
> > > 
> > > Rather bad analogy, dude.   :-)  :-)  :-)
> > > 
> > > Most people have NO PROBLEM learning both styles
> > > of driving, and knowing when each is appropriate. 
> > > 
> > > Similarly, most people have NO PROBLEM learning
> > > different types of spirtual techniques and keeping 
> > > them separate in their minds, without confusion.
> > 
> > You must have misread the first part of my statement "If I am 
being 
> > taught to drive in the US on the right side of the road, and 
before 
> > I am confident in my skills I take a trip to the UK, and someone 
> > says, hey, I'll teach you to drive on the left..."
> > 
> > If you ignore my context, then what you have responded with makes 
> > sense. Otherwise it doesn't.
> 
> A shorter, and more appropriate answer might have been, 
> "You're right...that was a really dumb analogy."  :-)
> 
> In *whatever* context, you are saying that people are
> too stupid to learn two things at once, and not get
> the two confused. I give people more credit than that.
> You are making a case for the Maharishi approach ("Treat
> them like children"), and I am stating a strong belief
> that adults can safely be, and should be, treated like
> adults.

So because Barry disagrees with Jim about whether
people can successfully learn two skills, one the
reverse of the other, at once, therefore Jim's
analogy was really dumb.

Uh-huh.  Good thinking there, Barry.








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