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What is meant by "contagion with opposing postulates"?
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:04:16 pm »
In the TROM book we read:

Conflicting postulates are called a game. The purpose of a
game is to have fun. All conflicting postulates are essentially a
game, though it may be called other things. Due to contagion
with opposing postulates all games tend to reduce the ability
of the being to postulate.

What is meant by contagion with opposing postulates?

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Peter McLaughlin

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Re: What is meant by "contagion with opposing postulates"?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 05:40:38 pm »
Contagion with opposing postulates happens all the time.  The school system is designed to produce “good “ citizens who go to work and pay taxes because it is the right thing to do.  But if you see that the government is corrupt then paying taxes is the wrong thing to do.
A kid falls in love with a certain girl but she rejects him and he decides he is no good.
A team has a loosing season and decides that they are second rate players.

All of these are contagion by opposing postulates. Life is full of them.


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The silly thing is that the overwhelmed person does not really copy the postulate of the other.
He instead makes his own postulate that can be similar or very different.

The girl might reject a guy because he is not at all the tall and dark movie star type, and she already has a secret lover.
But the rejected guy might decide he is a loser as he always goes broke and cannot afford expensive bikes.

Most people create their own weird reasons for those bad things happening   :-\