Conversations For Transformation:
Essays Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard
Conversations For Transformation
Essays By Laurence Platt
Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard
We Are The Word
St Louis, Missouri, USA
March 12, 2001
We Are The Word,
is the companion piece to
Upon observing how apartheid ended in
simply because committed people said that it would, I was reminded of
something Werner Erhard said to me.
We were talking about taking a stand (for anything - the specifics were
not the point) and then later having second thoughts, and doubting that
you could sustain the enormity of what you said you stood for. I asked
Werner if it was authentic for me to then take my word back.
This is how he responded to my question which forever disallowed that
Werner said: "You can take your
back, and what you get then is your old life back.".
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I don't know what your old life was like before
but I can tell you one thing: I don't want mine back. An untransformed
life is not worth living.