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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 29 Sep 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 . . .  1,802 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2019-06-30 18:06:28.

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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 18 Sep 22 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.    6,679 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 30 Aug 22 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more “ePrime”) exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful.    4,035 total views Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 15 Aug 22 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.”  2,385 total views 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?”     7,954 total views 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!!!    2,809 total views Originally posted 2013-09-08 20:05:28.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 23 Jul 22 in e-Prime, ePrime, General Semantics, REBT, REBT & Other therapies compared |

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 14 Jul 22 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 . . .  2,571 total views,  5 views today Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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Is rational always logical???

       Skywalker speaks! Is rational always logical?   Skywalker comments:  3,050 total views Originally posted 2013-09-09 04:28:03.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 5 Jul 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.”  1,746 total views Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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