Saturday, October 6, 2007


If you are saying «I am a white man, I can afford this», you are merely trying to convince yourself. You'll arrive when this thought doesn't cross your mind anymore.

The same can be said about «Stop treating me like a child» and its relatives. Usually, an adult would neither say this nor think like this.

Afterthought added on Dec 20: in relationships, «I trust you» often has similarly self-deceptive character. Sometimes, as in answer to a question, «I trust you» may attempt to simply state a fact, but even then it is difficult to disentangle the statement and the anti-statement, i.e. the rational and the emotional content.

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