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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do anti-depressant medications work?”  It would be witless to try to have a credible discussion here about the science.  But we don’t need to delve too deeply into the science when the semantics of the question is so much more compelling and […]

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e-Prime: Roses seem red . . .

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 13 Feb 18 in e-Prime, General Semantics |

  Roses seem red, Violets look blue, e-Prime poetry Sucks big time too! 340 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. 3,822 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 Wed 31 Jan 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.       440 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2012-12-31 03:20:25.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 29 Jan 18 in ePrime, General Semantics, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Are humans animals or something else entirely? 661 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-03-06 05:48:19.

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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!   😉  5,574 total views, 0 views today Originally posted […]

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Toward Understanding e-Prime

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 23 Jan 18 in ePrime, General Semantics, Guest Author Posts |

  TOWARD UNDERSTANDING E -PRIME by Robert Anton Wilson http://www.nobeliefs.com/eprime.htm 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. Korzybski pointed out the pitfalls associated with, and produced by, two usages of "to be": […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 17 Jan 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.” 3,798 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-01-06 22:41:50.

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Racism and REBT

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 7 Jan 18 in General Semantics, Racism & other "isms" |

Good Morning REBT Mates On the Khon Kaen Forum 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.   505 total views, no views today Originally posted 2012-11-17 16:47:48.

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 27 Dec 17 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…   2,057 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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