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I thought for a moment you were going to say the patron sait's name was
Ron Hubbard. ;-)>
How about as a guiding theme: The means you use shape the ends you get.
If, for example, you believe in "a life for a life, an eye for an eye,
tooth for a tooth," what you get is a country full of graves and the
are mostly eyeless and toothless. If you believe that the only logical
transaction between two parties is one that produces a win-win result
both, you will have a society based on nonzero game playing.
Of the four possible outcomes of a transaction: I win, you win; I win,
lose; I lose, you win, and I lose, you lose, only the first is logically
worth pursuing. Most of the bad things people do to each other are
the other three.
I agree with you. There has been some work on this published in (and forgive
my memory) in either New Scientist or The Journal of Artificial Societies
and Social Simulation (www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS) which suggest that it is
also (if both parties co-operate) the most successful for all parties (or
societies). It is just a shame that the win/win meme isn't more contagious
(or the other 3 three less).
Although as far as i am aware the peace Studies Dept at Bradford University
(www.brad.ac.uk) isn't much interested in memetics it is engaged in ideas
related to promoting the idea of win/win (along with others) which has to be
a good thing.
As an aside, my introduction didn't make it to the site, so Hi to everyone.
i've been following things for a couple of weeks trying to get up to speed
(which given the amount of info is a job and a half). Hopefully i will be
able to contribute to the list as i get aclimatised.
Thanks for the mental stimulation,
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