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>What about role playing? Everyone knows what a
father or mother is supposed
>to act like, even though it's different in every
society. Children act out
>all the roles of people they see around them and have
pretty firm ideas what
>cowboys, indians, firemen and policemen are supposed
to act like. Whatever
>job we take up, there are preconceived ideas about
>responsibilities which go with it that aren't part of
any job description.
>Acting is professional role playing, but growing up
and taking on a job also
>require us to act according to a set of acting memes.
You're right, the list goes on and on when it comes
to-be-imitated nominees. Idols stand out, I guess as
it's so overtly done. But, true, we love role
playing I guess,
>>From: "Philip Jonkers" <PHILIPJONKERS@prodigy.net>
>>Subject: Re: Scientology
>>Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 01:35:18 -0500
>> >> By the way, has anybody recognized that acting is
>> >> quitessential example of imitation. Actors simply
>> >> mimic other people.
>> > We could also relate this to advertising and
>>kids, the way they randomly
>> >quote from ads, movies, (jim carey for example)
>>is incredible at times,
>> >yet not all kids do this, it seems to
>> >depend on their personality. So would this mean we
>>all interpret and pass
>> >on memes in a different way or am I off track here?
>>Imitation and compliance often go hand in hand and
>>both are indispensible to maintain coherence of
>>society and to advance it. All kids have their idols
>>I think, but some are more open about it than others.
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