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Ideals

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Jenne:
I think ideals set us up for ultimate failure.  NOT in all things, but primarily in whatever premise you set out to achieve proof for.

Maybe as long as you realize and acknowledge said failure, or possibility thereof, it's ok.

P3nT4gR4m:

--- Quote from: Jenne on December 07, 2006, 05:51:19 am ---I think ideals set us up for ultimate failure.  NOT in all things, but primarily in whatever premise you set out to achieve proof for.

Maybe as long as you realize and acknowledge said failure, or possibility thereof, it's ok.

--- End quote ---

I switched ideals for a personal code of integrity years ago. Me versus me as opposed to me versus them.

LMNO:
I like where you're going, Jenne.  Please expound on the nature of Ideals, and why you think they might run counter to the ideas of the BIP.


This is an angle I don't think we have taken yet.  Good work.

AFK:

--- Quote from: Jenne on December 07, 2006, 05:51:19 am ---I think ideals set us up for ultimate failure. NOT in all things, but primarily in whatever premise you set out to achieve proof for.

Maybe as long as you realize and acknowledge said failure, or possibility thereof, it's ok.

--- End quote ---

I guess the key would be to have Realistic Ideals.  Be a Realistic Idealist.

Like, it would be Ideal if everyone "woke up" to see some or all of what they have seemingly been blind to. 

However, it's probably quite delusional to think that would ever happen.  Hell, it's probably delusional to think even 1% of 6 billion would buy into it. 

But then again, is that the goal.  I don't think so.  I think it is to offer vision, or, the chance to have vision, or to be aware of the "Ideal" of vision.  Those who wish explore the "Ideal", those who don't continue on their merry way.  Perhaps some those who explore the "Ideal" of vision say, "Eh, I'm Okay" and also continue as they were. 

Am I making any sense or am I just muddying the waters?  Because I've been pretty good at that lately in the offline world. 

P3nT4gR4m:
Setting your sights on waking everybody up is the kind of fucking stoopid thing that only an idiot like myself could ever dream up (true story) But resolving to help as many as you can is realistic, sensible whilst still aiming at the same end.

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