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    no, not at all...sorry about being unclear...if you haven't noticed... I've been working on that for years, not so successfully many times.
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    no, I know Modwiz despises me on general principles...that's why I cite him sometimes. You, I think is on the other side of the coin but I do believe you had initial doubts about me and the 'gibberish' that I spout. Overtime, I think you have a little more insight into 'my style' and are not so 'critical' toward me any longer. So, when I do reference you it is in friendship...no other reason. Another reason I cite people is to 'incite' them to join the conversation. I do agree with you more than you might think.
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    Quote Originally posted by modwiz View Post
    No despise. Don't even know NAP.
    Wizzy is a hate the sin but not the sinner kinda guy.
    "Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the object of your anger to die” ~ Anon
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    "You can observe a lot by just watching." ~Yogi Berra
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    Maslow is cool...of course, he gets scrunched by critics...but as a framework for humans I think it is eminent.
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Maslow is cool...of course, he gets scrunched by critics...but as a framework for humans I think it is eminent.
    Maslow is brilliant in his perception of human psychology. He does miss or omit the role that religions and nation/states play in both exploiting these 'dark forces' and even fertilizing the soil. I think it was an omission of self-preservation. I can empathize with him and acknowledge the quality of his work.
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    Nothing you could change to some thing or No or Things, maybe morething or lotthing or very kiwi, heapsathings, I do like nothing though.

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    Nice reply. And thanks. Yes, a silly name in the end. I asked myself, what do I want to say in my screen name? I have had so many. People have different ones which they say what they feel or what they are about or want to put forth. I thought, well I don't really want to say anything, nothing. Be innocuous. But it sort of ended up weird and potentially feeling like it IS trying to say something.
    Too late now!

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    Exciting, kiwiana I wonder ?

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    No worries. I think this thread should be renamed to something better because I don't want only to focus on the work of Jung, but also psychology and self-observation in general.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    No worries. I think this thread should be renamed to something better because I don't want only to focus on the work of Jung, but also psychology and self-observation in general.
    We are open to suggestions, Brother. Have a think about it and then let me know.
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    I will let you know once I've imagined a proper name, brother.

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    Quote Originally posted by enjoy being View Post
    Thanks Aragorn.

    I've added some kiwiana too as per Aianawa's request.
    A tiki I carved, and then after I didn't listen to instruction to gift to a homeless Maori man, lost it the very next day.
    The lost tiki.

    Wind better get in here and take his thread back (sorry Wind)
    This fascinates me. Where did the instruction come from to give this carving away?

    I can relate because I have a hard time giving away things I make. I recently crocheted some dolls and they were so adorable. I gave them away as gifts and I really miss them. I guess I have to make more. I didn't even take pictures of them. Silly woman.

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    Wow. Thanks for sharing. That's a great story. Your tiki was/is beautiful. I hope it found its home.

    The first time I heard about rocks having energy and consciousness it was hard for me to understand.

    I've heard similar descriptions about the rock already containing the carving not yet done. I used to think it was the vision of the artist. It's more than that, eh?

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    To the lull thread, it's nice to see that others here are appreciating Steve's views too.

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