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Is ePrime more than just a “semantic game”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 19 Nov 19 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.   1,276 total views, 14 views today Originally posted 2012-12-31 03:20:25.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 30 Sep 19 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 . . . 1,194 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 29 Sep 19 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.” 582 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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What are you ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 27 Sep 19 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?     1,250 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-05-18 19:27:52.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 6 Jul 19 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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ISes Don’t, And Nouns Are Not

Posted by John Chase Schaeffer on Sat 29 Jun 19 in ePrime, General Semantics, Guest Author, Humor |

  We are very pleased to include the whimsical-yet-profound poetic exploration of what Karen Horney coined “The Tyranny of the Nouns!”  by John Chase Schaeffer.  Enjoy!  Thanks, John! 1,974 total views, 3 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. 5,674 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-04-24 07:38:38.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 1 Jun 19 in e-Prime, ePrime, General Semantics, REBT, REBT & Other therapies compared |

648 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2019-02-09 05:05:26.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 23 Feb 19 in ePrime, General Semantics, REBT & Other therapies compared |

1,774 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-03-06 05:48:19.

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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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