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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 14 May 20 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.”  1,009 total views Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Is ePrime more than just a “semantic game”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 8 May 20 in ePrime, General Semantics, Uncategorized |

  Someone recently wrote something to the effect that he embraces the principle of ePrime, but does not use it in ordinary conversation because it often sounds peculiar and therefore might alienate the other person.    1,757 total views Originally posted 2012-12-31 03:20:25.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 7 May 20 in Acceptance, ePrime, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CBT–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools of psychology–encourages people to distinguish between self and behavior, and to recognize  judgments or global ratings as irrational and unhelpful, and to instead practice Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA), Unconditional Other Acceptance (UOA) and Unconditional Life Acceptance (ULA)  […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 14 Apr 20 in e-Prime, ePrime, General Semantics, REBT, REBT & Other therapies compared |

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Are humans “animals” or another class of life entirely?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 10 Apr 20 in ePrime, General Semantics, REBT & Other therapies compared |

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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 1 Apr 20 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

Jane asks a very important question: Why does REBT say you cannot define or rate the essence of a human being?  . . . Click to read her full question and my reply . . .  1,618 total views Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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What are you ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 25 Mar 20 in ePrime, General Semantics, Homework |

HOMEWORK (1) When you think of who and what you are, do you think your “nature” or “essence” is more like a fountain or a statue?      1,549 total views Originally posted 2017-05-18 19:27:52.

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ISes Don’t, And Nouns Are Not

Posted by John Chase Schaeffer on Wed 5 Feb 20 in ePrime, General Semantics, Guest Author, Humor |

We are very pleased to include the whimsical-yet-profound poetic exploration of what I have termed”The Tyranny of the Nouns!”  by John Chase Schaeffer.  Enjoy!  Thanks, John!    2,303 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-05-18 07:59:30.

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Toward Understanding e-Prime

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 7 Jun 19 in ePrime, General Semantics, Guest Author Posts |

TOWARD UNDERSTANDING E-PRIME by Robert Anton Wilson Originally published  nobeliefs.com Robert Anton Wilson E-PRIME, abolishing all forms of the verb “to be,” has its roots in the field of general semantics, as presented by Alfred Korzybski in his 1933 book, Science and Sanity.  5,918 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-04-24 07:38:38.

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GENERAL SEMANTICS AND AVOIDING INTERNATIONAL CONFLICTS

Hello REBT Mates. I am sharing an excerpt from Mark Levinson’s  important  “Sensible Thinking for Turbulent Times.”  The complete book in paper and Kindle is available on Amazon.com . It is only $3.99 on Kindle for some reason. This chapter serves two important functions.  First it provides a comprehensive “mini-history” of World War I.  If you […]

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