That didn't go down well with him. He wasn't willing to look at his
role in the value in his
To his credit, he contacted me again some months later and rebroached
the subject. One of the things he asked me was whether it was expected
that he and all the other
would "become like
I could tell underneath it all, he admired
I could also tell he confused
with "becoming like
blurring the line between the two.
about whom there's a lot to
and about whose
there's a lot to
and from which there's a lot to gain.
But the idea of
setting out to make people like
is inaccurate, unfortunate, and misleading. It renders getting any real
value out of
with him, almost impossible. The truth is
who Werner is
in the entire exercise of your own
is almost incidental.
you won't get anything
for this question by asking the circuitous "What would
do?". While that may be a tempting question to ask, it's really just
dodging the issue ie it's really just evading being responsible.
Rather, the question to ask in these instances is the
pointed "What would I do?" - which is to say "What would
Wait! What does that even meanLaurence?
What do you mean when you say "People who are most like
aren't people who are like
It means people who are real like
are people who are most like
I, in other
am not being most real when I'm being like
I'm being most real when I'm being like
Without being like
it's pointless ie it's
trying to be real by being like
Trying to be real by being like
do?") is a pitfall.
I am like me. I really have no access to being like
I only have access to being like me.
Now, with all that said, whatever I may want to call this way of being
(which is to say however I may wish to distinguish it and characterize
it), I'm reluctant to turn it into yet another ism or
another ence or another ology. Yet in order to
reference it, I do need a suitable
with which to talk about it - and as far as I can tell, a suitable
with which to talk about it, hasn't yet been
So to give it one, a handle if you will, I
"Laurenceplattology" which I've transcribed to
The Laurence Platt Dictionary: