Alex Jacob wrote:S: No matter who they debate it's as if they aren't even trying, and easily win blindfolded and with one hand tied behind their back, yawning as they make the final blow.
A: [I don't see them 'winning' myself, I often see them flatly lose...]
I figured you might, but still amazes me you do. This is where I can't relate.
Yet in all that you wrote you mentioned nothing at all specific and concrete.
For one, I was trying to tell you that perhaps you talk too much to understand what is going on. I also told you that your perception of the "QRS" perspective focuses on what it seems to exclude (a perceived negative), instead of figuring out what it includes (a who knows). I tried to give the music, women and WWII example to show how negative perceptions can change to positive in the future in hopes of you giving the material a serious look instead of treating it as a toy to constantly critique. This was not specific and concrete enough? :)
I find this interesting. You emulate and admire something---but what exactly is it? What do they do that you want to do, or see yourself doing?
I don't think I'd learn much by emulating them, except perhaps their persistence in valuing reason, which I do admire.
What do they do that I want to do or see myself doing? This is hard to say. But it seems apparent to me that they have had a realization, or perhaps several, about logic, reasoning, and reality that I haven't yet experienced. The clues that lead me to this conclusion are somewhat subconscious, but it is probably some combination of their inability to be phased by critical attack, their consistency and congruence of ideas, their clarity of expression, their logical and psychological insight, and for some fun if I stretch a bit, maybe even something to do with their faces. In their profiles Kevin's face looks entirely empty, and his eyes seem to look further upon a different world. David's face looks like he's ventured into every crevace of heaven and hell before finally finding salvation.
Really, all I know is that the major realizations I've had in the past are my favorite experiences in life due to their profundity, and if there are more to be had, I want them. These realizations come in a flash after a long period of feeding their potential with exploratory reasoned thought. It's like filling a balloon until if finally explodes.
Even the suggestion that there are more realizations, without anyone already claiming their attainment, is enough to make me go crazy for it. What I might do once I get these realizations, I have no idea.