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    Imagination and Reality

    The work of children is play. And the purpose of play is to learn the distinction between imagination and reality.

    And once we learn the distinction we are free to safely enjoy our imagination.

    But when we don't learn the distinction our imagination can turn lethal.

    For instance our imagination may tell us that we will be rewarded with 72 virgins in heaven if we drive two commercial aeroplanes full of civilian passengers into two tall buildings full of civilian workers.

    Or our imagination may tell us that MBTI will help us understand our personality and the personality of others and help us all get along when in reality MBTI is used as a form of social control.

    This wouldn't matter much except I understand two million Americans every year do the MBTI test. And these are the people running the world.

    Of course more than two million Americans believe in the talking snake in Genesis so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised they also believe in the imaginative MBTI.

    So MBTI, talking snakes and 72 virgins are all pathologies of childhood.

    Those who believe in them have failed to learn the distinction between imagination and reality.

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    If a majority of the members of this forum join your side, will you then perform a come about and start another crusade that idolizes (rather than deplores) MBTI??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
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    Good thing I edited my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The work of children is play. And the purpose of play is to learn the distinction between imagination and reality.

    And once we learn the distinction we are free to safely enjoy our imagination.

    But when we don't learn the distinction our imagination can turn lethal.

    For instance our imagination may tell us that we will be rewarded with 72 virgins in heaven if we drive two commercial aeroplanes full of civilian passengers into two tall buildings full of civilian workers.

    Or our imagination may tell us that MBTI will help us understand our personality and the personality of others and help us all get along when in reality MBTI is used as a form of social control.

    This wouldn't matter much except I understand two million Americans every year do the MBTI test. And these are the people running the world.

    Of course more than two million Americans believe in the talking snake in Genesis so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised they also believe in the imaginative MBTI.

    So MBTI, talking snakes and 72 virgins are all pathologies of childhood.

    Those who believe in them have failed to learn the distinction between imagination and reality.
    Sounds more like delusion, not imagination.

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    I have a new theme for you. Privacy in the information age.

    It goes along much better with the 1984/Brave New World thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teslashock View Post
    If a majority of the members of this forum join your side, will you then perform a come about and start another crusade that idolizes (rather than deplores) MBTI??
    The fact is that you want to stop me from critiquing MBTI.

    One of the reasons is that you want to wallow in MBTI, and the other reason is that you are quite unable to address my critique.

    And in the larger picture you have no experience of a loyal opposition.

    First you have two parties of business and no social democratic party. And second you have no Leader of the Opposition.

    And so you want to turn Typology Central into a mirror image of your one dimensional State.

    Alas for you, I offer the second dimension.

    I am the salt that keeps Typology Central wholesome.

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    ^ Your critiques have been addressed and fully explained any number of times; your decision to ignore the responses doesn't mean they haven't occurred.

    Personally, I imagine it's pretty hard to get further from reality than someone stuck in a nonstop Fi+Ni loop. That's about as detached from reality as it gets, and it shows.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The fact is that you want to stop me from DANCING!

    I am the salt that keeps Typology Central wholesome.

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    imagination and reality are possibly synonymous.

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