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ISes Don’t, And Nouns Are Not

Posted by John Chase Schaeffer on Fri 23 Feb 24 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!   Originally posted 2017-05-18 07:59:30.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 21 Feb 24 in ePrime, General Semantics, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Originally posted 2017-03-06 05:48:19.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 8 Dec 23 in e-Prime, ePrime, General Semantics, REBT, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Originally posted 2019-02-09 05:05:26.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 29 Nov 23 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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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 29 Nov 23 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 . . . 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 Mon 20 Nov 23 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.” Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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What are you ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 10 Nov 23 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?     Originally posted 2017-05-18 19:27:52.

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Is ePrime more than just a “semantic game”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 11 Oct 23 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.   Originally posted 2012-12-31 03:20:25.

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Toward Understanding e-Prime

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 19 Sep 23 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. 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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