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Re: How to get rid of *GNU Emacs* buffer on start-up?


From: Xah
Subject: Re: How to get rid of *GNU Emacs* buffer on start-up?
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 18:07:14 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 25, 8:39 am, "Lennart Borgman (gmail)"
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Xah wrote:
> > On Sep 25, 6:48 am, "Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden>
> > wrote:
> >> On 9/25/08, Xah <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> >>> On Sep 25, 5:53 am, "Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden>
> >>>> You have no rights whatsoever to insult people even if they have 
> >>>> insulted you!
> >>> In some theoretical sense, sure, you don't have the "right" to return
> >>> insults, and you can be some saint. In real world, it doesn't work
> >>> like that.
> >> It is perfectly possible to fight without insulting other people. In
> >> fact that is what many great personalities have done.
>
> > Lennart, are you trying to accuse me for something?
>
> I know you know I am saying that you do (in a way) insult people. And
> that I find this unnecessary.
>
> It is my impression that you feel you (somehow) have the right to insult
> when you feel insulted. I can't and I don't want to deny you that
> feeling. I think most of us get that feeling.
>
> However that feeling is no real reason to insult anyone. In my opinion
> it is rather a reason to think about what is important in your
> (everyones) life.
>
> In that way the feeling can help build cooperation (instead of
> destroying it).
>
> But all this in a way depends on what audience you have. In a fascist
> (or narcissistic) environment you may gain many points by insulting. I
> hope that is not the case here.

LOL.

Lennart, i recommend this article to you:

What Desires Are Politically Important?
http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/_p2/russell-lecture.html

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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