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Re: Judgement Day
Posted By: Wes, on host
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 20:22:42
In Reply To: Re: Judgement Day posted by Grishny on Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 20:16:01:

> > What if the important things to know about someone were "posted" on the exterior? What if just in glancing at someone, we were immediately able to accurately assess what motivates that person? What if just a glimpse of someone could show us that person's weaknesses and strengths, his insecurities and self-assurances, his fears and his mettle?
> >
> > Would the world be a better place? Would we be kinder to one another? Would instant understanding provide a basis for reason and rationality and sense? Would we be more compassionate toward one another? More tolerant?
> If this were the case, I think everyone would be a lot more self-concious. There would be some people who would shun the light of day, never to be seen by another human. Even the "best" people. As someone I know often says, "we all carry around our own back of rocks." I don't know about you, but I think that if I knew that by stepping outside my door I'd be exposing all my faults and foibles to the world in intimate detail, I'd be inclined to stay indoors.
> I don't see how this would benefit the world. I think we'd all be too busy noticing other's faults to take much notice of the good things about the people around us.
> Gri"first thoughts that come to mind"shny

I think it would be the opposite. We'd all already know all of our faults, so what would be the reasoning behind pointing them out? I think that if it had been like this since the beginning of time, and we had grown up with it, we'd be a much more open people.

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