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Posted by M. Pianalto on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 03:24:11 :
In Reply to: Re: the problem of anxiety posted by Spratley on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 11:04:15 :
: "it's somewhat difficult to parse these matters into nice and neat rubrics."
: As long as one understands that its only "somewhat" difficult, and that the quote itself is just such a rubric. . . We never can escape the vicious loops.
True enough, Spratley.
Let me add to the above by saying, yes, sure, it's fine to set up a rubric (we do it anyways), but they are like bad (vague) metaphors, and to really understand what's meant by love or hate, etc., you have to start telling a concrete story (which you did in your post). You don't want to give the rubric the priority (which is not to say you were). I hesitate at the idea that life is reducible to a few concepts, since even if it were, you'd have to start telling a story to explain what you mean by love-fear-hate, or whatever it is.
The loop isn't vicious. It's just there.
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