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CLINIC

PATIENT

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Patient refers to it as stargate-two-one

A Busybody.1

Veiled Hatred.2

 

TOOLSET

INFORMAL FALLACY

 

—Someone must.

—Very mysterious. No idea.

Many options.

—And more!

Moxie's

Disease

 

a Fortiori Argument —
(With Stronger Force)
This argument claims that if something is true about a notorious, unusual, or relatively rare case, then it must be true, with stronger force, in the relatively mainstream case.

 

NOTES TO MYSELF

PSYCHOLOGICAL AGE

CLASS

[hindrance & vindictiveness] - They withhold salient facts until the last minute (Perhaps making them up!), in an effort to derail you, or throw you off your case - In the rare form, they're trying to run you off the road, murder you, or take you completely out of the picture, seeing you as a possible threat to their machismo or potency, based upon a weird synchronicity with your libidinous energy, or glance into your psyche - In the mainstream case, they're trying to dismiss you or characterize you as impotent and ineffectual, based upon a small fraction of your knowledge or behavior - You begin to realize their parents are somehow in competition with your parents - Putting on airs, they used to call it - Pretending to be something they're not (all-powerful and omniscient).

The Age of Attention, ages 4-7

Separation

 

 
 
 
 
 

Exactly what someone said [or did]
... usually not very original.

The thoughts of a "bad child"
... to free your mind again.

TRICKS

WINGS

IDEAS

"Some verbal response suggestions from a taxi driver - Non-escalating verbal self defence http://www.taxi1010.com" [Link from thepeaceclinic.org]

Many options.

—There's appropriate releases.

"A fun concept, but not enough real content for my taste."

Many options.

—I'll have to work on that ... It's the cherry on top!

[A gangster or thug coming after you]

Many options.

—Big time! ... Much happier!

"You know what I mean?"

Many options.

—A series of signals converging on a meaning ... Painful feelings.

"Can't you be serious?"

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—Deadly serious.

"You're always so serious all the time."

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—I'm afraid you've misjudged me – It's the design of what to say to anybody who tries to ruin the beauty of your life.

"Try not to overthink it."

Many options.

—The more you understand how you attack yourself, the more you stop, and the more other people stop.

"You overthink everything and when it's something that's really important, you don't think at all!"

—Someone must.

—Let me be the judge.

"If you can't do it [run around naked, or switch all your clothes with a friend] when you're a kid, when can you do it, you know?" (–Dr. Robert Kohlbrenner, quoted in "When Do They Need a Fig Leaf? – Children Like to Strip Down, But Not Everyone Approves," by Julie Scelfo, The New York Times, 16 July 2009)

Many options.

Wow! What a kid! ... The night is young ... And whatnot! ... She's just had it with grownups ... Very modern ... Tight as the bark on a tree! ... People have tutors – Piano teacher, tennis coach, cheap films ... Why not mind tutors? ... "You don't want to run around all the time like a little doggie!"

"Wilmington is a terrible place!"

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—When you were there.

"We sent a man to the moon, so surely we can design a safe car."

—And more!

—For all YOU know.

"If the Simpson case is your idea about jurisprudence in California, it only confirms what I've been saying – the whole country has seen that."

Many options.

—You have to know what you're responsible for, and what you're not responsible for.

"At least you pronounced my name right, so we're off to a good start."

Many options.

—We'll do it one at a time, because it's much easier.

"Tell me something I don't know."

Many options.

—I can't even explain it, it's so weird.

"Tell me something I didn't already know."

—And more!

—Even if it seems foolish.

"I don't know what to tell you."

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—Twice.

"I don't know what I was thinking!"

Many options.

—Just smart.

"It's not what you know; it's who you know."

—And more!

—It takes two to tangle.

"You have so many houses – How do you know when it's time to move?"

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—You have pulls in that direction.

"We just know."

—Someone must.

—Different cultures, different things.

"How come you don't know this?"

—Someone must.

—I haven't reached that level yet ... Sometimes it's hard to remember things because there are so many things to remember.

"You don't know that?"

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—He who laughs last thinks slowest!

"I think I'll miss the new Star Wars."

—And more!

—At many locations.

"I'd tell you the real scoop, but you really don't want to know."

—Someone must.

—You can't be cheated out of nothing, can you?

"Are you registered to vote?"

—And more!

—Whatever the others have, we have, too.

"You're so naïve."

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—I don't want to say anything more.

"Richard, you better lay low."

Many options.

—I've heard about it, but I don't know.

"I just don't think we're compatible."

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—Traditionally, culturally, and your parents.

"This is a terrible intersection."

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—Nothing lasts forever, huh?

"Come here, come here, there is no red light at this intersection, it is up there."

—Someone must.

—It puts a bad day in perspective.

"Too much excitement for me!"

Many options.

—My nose is itching; it must be the truth.

"Don't you know anything?"

—Someone must.

—I'm afraid I'll mislead you.

"Do you know who that is?"

—And more!

—Who wouldn't?

"Do you know where it is?"

—And more!

—I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid.

"You don't know how to get to Burlingame Avenue?"

Many options.

—There are lots of little things – You're not bad if you don't know them.

"You didn't know that?"

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—It wasn't special, let's put it that way.

"I would expect you to know how to take people where they're going."

Many options.

—If this wasn't hard, everyone would be rich.

"I would expect you to know that if you drive a cab here."

Many options.

—In Boston, it was the only thing you learned.

[Someone dumping your change on the counter]

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—I don't deserve that.

"I don't know what it's like and I don't want to know."

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—What can we do about it?

"How do you know all this?"

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—I just have a memory for certain things.

"What is the greatest thing a person can know?"

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—This, too, shall pass.

"That sounds appropriate – Excellent!"

—Someone must.

—Just trying to save you a little trouble.

"This stuff is better than Beethoven, man!" [The Fifth Dimension]

—And more!

—All the old-time favorites.

"Did you write down, 'Not enough live stuff?'"

—And more!

—I really like the free exchange of ideas.

"This stuff is really getting to me – I think I've just about had enough."

—Very mysterious. No idea.

—What can you do, we mere mortals?

"Do you have enough there?" [Sarcastically]

—And more!

—I'm not going to waste my time thinking it's no good.

"Enough!"

Many options.

—The Wizard of Ounce! I think it's very funny that "Oz" means "Ounce."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

REFLECTIONS

 
 
 
 
 

01-AUG-1999.

Playing Dead, And ...

The way people get you is by hitting you in the imagination. When someone in the peanut gallery teases you that way, the solution is to play dead, as if you don't care. Remember you were doing just fine until they came along:

"I'd tell you the real scoop, but you really don't want to know."

—Someone must.

If they can trick you into forgetting all aspects of yourself except for your anger, and into thinking that the other person is important, you have lost your birthright — What were you doing before the insult?

Actually, you don't have to say anything at all. You can simply hold your breath, sense yourself, and realize. Holding your breath is like shifting gears. It quiets your emotions, lets you return to your own life, to your own breathing, to the part of you that is always healthy and well.

WASPS say, "Much of good manners is about knowing when to pretend that what's happening isn't happening." (1.) However, what do you say to someone who is pretending what's happening isn't happening?

 

1. Feeley, Mrs. Falk, A Swarm of Wasps. New York, William Morrow, 1983. p. 48.


01-AUG-1999.

... Considering Another Person

You're not considerate of someone when you make them work.

Liking someone is liking their consciousness.

When you talk to someone,
you're not supposed to say what you think —
You're supposed to say something
that corresponds to what they are.

Getting along with someone
has nothing to do with what you believe in —
It has to do with understanding what they need.


01-SEP-2014.

 

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CODE WORDS: appropriate, Beethoven, compatible, concept, content, [counter], enough, excitement, [gangster], healthy, intersection, know, lay, moon, naïve, overthink, pronounced, registered, response, scoop, serious, Simpson, [thug], wars, Wilmington

 

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