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OfflineJacquesCousteau
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What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined.
    #3352742 - 11/12/04 06:36 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Swami is a bit of a controversial subject around these parts... I just wanted to go ahead and state some very positive influences that Swami's controversial approach has triggered within me.

I'm much less likely to jump to judgement of someone's statements. Since being exposed to what I've often assumed to be a form of subtle antagonism, I've grown to look past my gut reaction to peoples' posts. Instead of answering what I "think" somoene "might" have been implying, I simply answer the question directly.

By playing the role that he has played, he's effectively taught me to be yielding. Whether or not that was his intention is hardly a concern to me... what matters is that I've learned to be like water.

As for my mention of Gomp... I mention Gomp because his very literal and prominent examples of this type of yielding have been very influential to my own views on what constitutes valid argument. By having several conversations with him in which I could not so much as converse on a subject with him, he effectively showed me how one can be yielding in even the most simple of situations.

While I don't necessarily think that one SHOULD act like this at all times, I've learned to take what he examplifies and apply it liberally, with a logical approach to when I need to and when I do not need to yield.

Thanks goes to both of you. :heart: :heart:

Perhaps others here have not come to grips with the fact that Swami's approach to things (as controversial as it may be) has actually helped them. It's hard to admit this kind of thing... took me a damn long while, infact.

But if you feel a little relation.. if you feel like maybe some of what I'm saying is sticking to you... feel free to speak up. Swami's approach draws a lot of fire upon himself... which, whether intentional or not, is a selfless action.

Again, I applaud both of you for changing the way I view people who meet certain criteria that I once would have stereotyped into specific groups as a means of writing off.


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3352759 - 11/12/04 06:39 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

I don't think either of them are necessarily nazis like you implied.


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: deff]
    #3352767 - 11/12/04 06:40 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Hahahaha...

Perhaps a little winky face or a grin at the end of that statement would help to clarify whether or not you were being serious.

I don't think you were. :smile:


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3352782 - 11/12/04 06:43 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

So, your basing this response on your connotation of my post, and not the literal meaning?

I kid :P


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: deff]
    #3352785 - 11/12/04 06:44 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Like I said, I will apply Gomp's approach only when I deem it appropriate. :smile:


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3352795 - 11/12/04 06:45 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

So what you are saying is that Swami + Gomp = Swamp?


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3352798 - 11/12/04 06:46 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Nice save :laugh: :thumbup:

I'll have to try harder next time >:)


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3352805 - 11/12/04 06:47 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

:heart:

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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: deff]
    #3352806 - 11/12/04 06:47 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

There is a teacher and a student in all of us, and a time to be one or the other. Thats what I believe. Seems like you've gained some good insight about yourself and others from these two. Thats what a collective consciousness is all about.


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3352822 - 11/12/04 06:52 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

What I have learned from Jacques (other than those cool National Geographic specials) is to be even MORE abrasive than ever as he is now hip to my tactics and they don't work on him anymore.  :crazy2:


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: Swami]
    #3352823 - 11/12/04 06:52 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
So what you are saying is that Swami + Gomp = Swamp?




Well, that's not exactly what I was trying to say, but you certainly drew an interesting side-note out of it!  :thumbup:


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: Swami]
    #3352826 - 11/12/04 06:53 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
What I have learned from Jacques (other than those cool National Geographic specials) is to be even MORE abrasive than ever as he is now hip to my tactics and they don't work on him anymore.  :crazy2:




Go for it.. 'twil keep me on my toes, so to speak.  :crazy2:


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: Gomp]
    #3352833 - 11/12/04 06:55 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

I think Gomp ACTUALLY is a three-year old child prodigy/master and that is his current photo in the avatar. He has NO book of quotes; he just makes them up from his enlightened perspective to fit the circumstances.


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: Swami]
    #3352841 - 11/12/04 06:57 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

I definitely agree about the quotes. (and what an ingenious approach it is, I might add..)


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3352972 - 11/12/04 07:23 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

"combine ingenious, get nothing"
-unknown :P

hehe  :heart: :sun:


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: deff]
    #3353022 - 11/12/04 07:38 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

I agree with deff, not because I understood what he meant - but because he was funny.

Everyone knows, fun rules...


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: slaphappy]
    #3353041 - 11/12/04 07:44 PM (12 years, 26 days ago)

Yes, fun does rule!  :stoned: :mushroom2: :rocket: :pill: :bong: :stash: :spliff: :eyemouth: :loveeyes: :nut: :beer: :cheers:


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3355034 - 11/13/04 11:44 AM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Jacques Awakens. Now the initiation may begin.

Swami, prepare the formless holdiay cookies, so Jacques may partake in their scrumptious state of being. :lol:

Gomp, bust out the Julebrus, so that we may all celebrate! (know of any way I would be able to have some shipped to the States through mail or internet order, by the way?)

Another form poked and prodded until he awakens. :grin:

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :satansmoking:
Peace. :mushroom2:


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #3355047 - 11/13/04 11:47 AM (12 years, 25 days ago)

What would of you learnt if Swami infused with Gomp vice versa?

Into a human form.


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Re: What I've learned from Swami and Gomp combined. [Re: Tag_Number]
    #3355057 - 11/13/04 11:50 AM (12 years, 25 days ago)

Swami and Gomp fought each other accidentally. Then decided to team up and fight evil.


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