[ExI] list intimidation

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 14:55:55 UTC 2023

"Pleasantness" is an external evaluation. So if you act pleasant (even if
this is counter to your internal experience), then you will be evaluated as
pleasant. Acting pleasantly can't "cause one to become an actual pleasant
person" because they're already pleasant.

On Thu, Apr 13, 2023 at 10:47 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> ...> On Behalf Of efc--- via extropy-chat
> ...
> >...My father is of the social, nodding and smiling type, and when someone
> in his community doesn't reciprocate, he nods and smiles even more
> vigorously until the other caves in and realizes that it is the quickest
> way to get rid of him. ;)  Daniel
> Ah, so THAT's why my neighbors seem so pleasant.
> {8^D
> OK cool.  Daniel your father and I would get along well.  Scheming
> pleasant ways to get rid of each other.
> Thanks for the insightful commentary: it's been a mind opener.  I didn't
> participate directly in the qualia discussion, but that too is a terrific
> learning experience.  It's the kinda thing that has kept me hanging out
> here for nearly three decades.
> Fun parting thought: if a person artificially acts pleasant long enough
> and consistently enough, can that cause one to become an actual pleasant
> person?
> spike
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