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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 16 Feb 24 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 . . . Originally posted 2019-06-30 18:06:28.

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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 5 Feb 24 in Depression, General Semantics, Happiness, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion |

Perhaps there are such people as “pure philosophers” who placidly think about the “meaning of life” as a kind of “recreation,” and are not motivated to do so by existential angst.   Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 16 Jan 24 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more “ePrime”) exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful.   Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 31 Dec 23 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.” Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do antidepressant medications work?”    Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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You don’t get to judge me! (or do you?)

You don’t get to Judge me!!!   Originally posted 2013-09-08 20:05:28.

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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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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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