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e-Prime: Roses seem red . . .

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 10 Jul 18 in e-Prime, General Semantics |

  Roses seem red, Violets look blue, e-Prime poetry Sucks big time too! 576 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-02-15 05:31:07.

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Is The Donald a hero?

This week, billionaire businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ignited a firestorm in the media with his remarks about Senator John McCain’s service record, “He’s no hero!” declares Trump. 4,050 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-07-23 04:38:32.

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Is ePrime more than just a “semantic game”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 29 Jun 18 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 OP.       598 total views, no views today Originally posted 2012-12-31 03:20:25.

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 27 Jun 18 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more "ePrime") exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful. Continue reading if you would like to know why REBT firmly asserts that NOTHING is ever 100% awful…   2,307 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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ISes Don’t, And Nouns Are Not

Posted by John Chase Schaeffer on Fri 22 Jun 18 in ePrime, General Semantics, Humor |

  We are very pleased to include the whimsical-yet-profoundpoetic exploration of what I call “The Tyranny of the Nouns!”  by John Chase Schaeffer.  Enjoy!  Thanks, John! 1,331 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-05-18 07:59:30.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 20 Jun 18 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.” 1,035 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 15 Jun 18 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

From: Jane…@… Subject:  REX – General Semantics – Questions – REBT.info Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:01:53 +0530 To:  AskRex@rebtinfo.info <askrex@rebtinfo.info>  Hey Rex, My name is Jane. I too practice REBT and it has significantly improved my life. I have been reading some of your articles on general semantics and E-Prime and find it very […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 16 May 18 in Acceptance, General Semantics, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

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.” 4,036 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-01-06 22:41:50.

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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 Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉  5,806 total views, no views today Originally […]

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What are you ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 7 May 18 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? 577 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-05-18 19:27:52.

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