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    Default The Psychological Trap

    The scary thing about the cult of types is that it is self enclosing and self reinforcing.

    No matter what one feels, no matter what one thinks, no matter what one says, there is no way out. Like other cults it is the perfect psychological trap because it is invisible.

    Learning the jargon of types takes us further into the trap.

    And when we are in a trap the important thing is to get out.

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    im so wise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    The scary thing about the cult of types
    It's not a cult, you just want it to be. Because of this, the rest of what you said is entirely moot.
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    cult

    1. a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
    "the cult of St. Olaf"

    2. a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
    "a network of Satan-worshiping cults"

    synonyms: sect, denomination, group, movement, church, persuasion, body, faction
    "a religious cult"

    3. a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.
    "a cult of personality surrounding the leaders"

    synonyms: obsession with, fixation on, mania for, passion for, idolization of, devotion to, worship of, veneration of
    "the cult of eternal youth in Hollywood"

    Hmm . . .

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    Hail Satan!
    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    cult
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    3. a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.
    [...]
    Hmm . . .
    Hmm, indeed.

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    An animal will deglove its tail to escape a predator.
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    So how do you propose we get out? :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by laterlazer View Post
    So how do you propose we get out? :p
    1. Find a mole.

    2. Learn to emulate the mole's one track mind and tunnel vision, and follow him into his dark, constricted little burrow.

    3. Savor your newfound freedom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reckful View Post
    1. Find a mole.

    2. Learn to emulate the mole's one track mind and tunnel vision, and follow him into his dark, constricted little burrow.

    3. Savor your newfound freedom.
    Unfortunately I'm not small enough to follow any mole into their tiny little burrow. I'll need a bigger path with a little more room for leeway.

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