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aphorism 318, A Human Strategy, Matt Berry

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What we would never believe: Picking the lock is an admission that one has been chained. One feels humiliated. Consequently, one denies the existence of one’s chains.


What we often believe: Dealing with human mechanics is an admission that one is not as free as one would like to believe. Consciousness is threatened with humiliation. Ironically, this threat itself is a stimulus whose response denies the machinery.



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A Human Strategy by Matt Berry, aphorism 156

156 Knowing the answers is not nearly as valuable as knowing how one uses questions to dodge other questions.



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A Human Strategy by Matt Berry, aphorism 157

157 When we see that an argument is at the same time a stimulus, then clarity of thought begins.


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personal science, A Human Strategy by Matt Berry, aphorism 158

158 Where everyone says “wisdom” I can say “personal science.”  Where everyone says spirit I can say “blood.”  Nothing will be lost.



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my ongoing conclusions and the behavioral textbook, A Human Strategy by Matt Berry, aphorism 159

159 The difference between my ongoing conclusions and the behavioral textbook: I have more data.  I rob this We-science and add the plunder to the verified data of a Me-science.
Another difference: well, I have a knack for the art of life ... but enough with my disadvantages.

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what stands between us, The Mechanics of Virtue by Matt Berry, aphorism 26

26 One ought only to confess after one has been honest with the moral standard through which the sin had been determined.  And what stands between us and this question? One obstacle might be the humiliation resulting from seeing that past confessions were unnecessary.  



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in judging myself, The Mechanics of Virtue by Matt Berry, aphorism 27

27 Our guilt may only be a hoop of fire:Why am I more honest in judging myself than I am with the standard through which I judge myself?  We often burn ourselves upon honest introspection because we only jump halfway through....



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to endure a crisis in seclusion, The Mechanics of Virtue by Matt Berry, aphorism 28

28 I find it best to endure a crisis in seclusion, for others’ sympathetic picking and rubbing of the wound frustrates the healing process.  Even in accepting genuine help, one is obliged – recruited into their service at precisely that moment when the opportunity for self-sufficiency was optimal.  And then after one has healed, one cannot then be so ungrateful as to ignore a debt for their sympathy ... and to owe someone for something taken from us alsopicks and rubs....



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