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From: "Scott Chase" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: CRASH CONTAGION
>>Subject: RE: CRASH CONTAGION
>>Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 01:40:23 +0100
>> > What is more troubling is the lack of ability,
apparently, of other
>> > people to see this sort of troublingness, or to
ignore it, or even
>> > condone it.
>>What shall people do? Ask all outsiders whether they
plan to crash
>>a plane in the near future? Or just lock all of them
>>asylums? That's a good idea isn't it?
>One would need to be a mindreader to know what some
people have bubbling
>beneath the surface, behind the nice face they
present to others. Even if
>someone is quiet and not quite into the social scene,
I don't think that's
>an automatic tip-off that they are going to attempt
something which may harm
>themselves and/or others.
That would be like saying since all cows are mammals,
therefore all mammals are cows.
That dog don't hunt of course. Being timid
doesn't necessarily lead
to sudden bursts of excessive violent behavior.
Not all shy people are wolfs in sheep-clothes.
It is remarkable however that the converse is more
likely to be true. Take serial killers for instance,
the nice shy next-door neighbor secretively killing
all beautiful women in distant neighborhoods.
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