Re: "Smoking" Memes

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    > In a way, the idea of a possible memetical isomorphism takes form, IMO.
    > And as an additional consideration, we might find the answer why some
    > people are more than others succeptible for any type of meme in those
    > fundamental aspects of the individialistic- nature of everyone.
    > But I am not yet sure where to begin to search....

    It's kind of hard still because there are so many different factors
    interacting. At the moment i think one can only get slowly to it
    before trying to formulate any big theory.

    I btw find also interesting how different ex-smokers react, like in
    some mail i think it was from wade t. smith he said that he stopped
    smoking but gave mostly examples which showed how his life got worse
    afterwards (increased weigth / not able to be in smokers rooms). In
    some other post from alt.philosophy some days ago someone wrote that
    his emotional life got a lot better because smoking kind of killed of
    a lot of emotional desires he had and as he wrote stopping smoking
    kind of opened up his view on the world again.

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