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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.”       Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉   7,593 total views, […]

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What are you ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 12 May 22 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?      2,058 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-05-18 19:27:52.

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Racism and REBT

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 7 May 22 in General Semantics, Racism & other "isms" |

  On one of the online forums, we have have been having a heated discussion about the latest inflammation in the Middle East and the recent fighting between Israel and Palestine.  The label and accusation of  “racism” has been hurled by both sides.  3,128 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2012-11-17 16:47:48.

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Toward Understanding e-Prime

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 29 Apr 22 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.  6,811 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-04-24 07:38:38.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 23 Apr 22 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.”  1,605 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Happiness of your life depends upon the the quality of your thoughts

 3,284 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-04-11 07:31:06.

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e-Prime: Roses seem red . . .

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 21 Apr 22 in e-Prime, General Semantics |

 1,962 total views Originally posted 2017-02-15 05:31:07.

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ISes Don’t, And Nouns Are Not

Posted by John Chase Schaeffer on Tue 12 Apr 22 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!    3,162 total views 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 Sun 10 Apr 22 in ePrime, General Semantics, REBT & Other therapies compared |

 2,822 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-03-06 05:48:19.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 1 Apr 22 in Books & Media, bookshop, General Semantics, Uncategorized |

General Semantics.  If you are new to General Semantics (GS), you can save yourself from going down a rabbit hole by understanding that the word General doesn’t communicate much here, and, more importantly, the word Semantics is very misleading . . .  1,688 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2019-06-30 18:06:28.

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