Don't do that!
<start joke part one>
A guy goes to the doctor. He says "Doctor, I've got this
terrible pain in my side. It goes away but it keeps coming
back. Just when I think it's finally gone, it comes back worse
then before. I can't
I can't concentrate. It's horrible. Can you cure the pain,
The doctor asks "When do you get the pain?". The guy says
"Every time I put both my legs over and behind my head, then
touch my toes together, and then put my arms behind my back
and interlock them at the elbows, then pull really tight and
bend my hands backwards.".
The doctor says "Yes, I think we can cure the pain: DON'T
<end joke part one>
If it's true we do
(not are), then it's true we can not do
like a possibility. The hard part is trying out this new approach
given the almost overwhelming folk lore (ie learned
common sense) that it doesn't
that way. But it's just possible that "doesn't
that way" is only erroneously learned common sense
which arbitrarily excludes all other
approaches. Try it out. If it
take it: it's yours; if it doesn't: leave it here, and
<start joke part two>
The guy (who is now pain free) opens the doctor's bill. It's
for one thousand dollars. He calls the doctor and asks
"Doctor, why did you charge me so much? All you did was say
'DON'T DO THAT!'".
"Ah yes" says the doctor "I only charged you one dollar for
saying 'DON'T DO THAT!'. But I charged you nine hundred
and ninety nine dollars for knowing that's what you needed
<end joke part two>
The thing about erroneously learned common sense, is it can be
un-learned. But it'll keep snapping back like a rubber band
until "Don't do that!" becomes the new common sense. Try it on for
size. Confront your free-floating
and others of that ilk, with "No, don't do that!". Be responsible.
Notice what happens.