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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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