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It's Genetic
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   Posted 8/9/2011 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Where are you, dear lady?
You haven't developed a cold or having a moment of depression, are you?
I miss your wisdom today.

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 8/9/2011 1:00:51 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/9/2011 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
karen has gone somewhere urgently i think.

It's Genetic
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   Posted 8/9/2011 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Netball, I hope it turns out to be nothing serious.


It's Genetic
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   Posted 8/9/2011 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Since you're not here this afternoon, Karen, I can go ahead and say
this without the risk of embarrassing you.

To all the members of the Forums on which Karen posts:

Karen is one of those exceptional people in life who have learned to
sublimate the basic human drives. You know what those  basic human
drives are:

1. The drive for social approval
2. The drive for power and
3. The drive for reproduction

She has taken those and transformed them into the highest functioning
level that people are capable of: That is the drive for social approval
becomes the drive for improving the social condition of others in a
modest and humble way.

The drive for power becomes the drive to serve others.

I don't know about the drive for reproduction--that's her own personal
value, but I suspect that she has probably sublimated that to a degree.
We can't sublimate everything; it's too much for the human to be able
to do, but we all like her very much because she has been able to
transform the basic drives into something of very high functioning level.

We pick it up from her work. I would suggest to you that it is extremely difficult to do. Socrates says that to become humble people we must learn to grovel for it. In other words, it's extremely difficult to accomplish, but very, very rewarding when we are able to do that.

I can understand clearly why she is such a powerful (in the sense of sublimation of power) moderator here.

Hope you all have a restful evening tonight.

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 8/9/2011 1:39:51 PM (GMT-6)

getting by
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   Posted 8/9/2011 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey IG,

I had to do something for the grandkids today. They live an hour away so it takes up a lot of my day. But it was unexpected, and I didn't have a chance to come on the forum this morning. Thanks for thinking of me. I should have posted but I got in a hurry and I forgot. But my dil had to take one of the kids somewhere and the other one had an appointment too so I took the other one. It was a nice day spending with some of the grandkids. I wasn't able to spend much time with my grandaughter though and she was sad. But next time will be different.

Thanks for thinking of me. I hope that I didn't worry anybody.

You all make me feel so good. Thanks for the post IG.

Thanks for the responses too.

Hugs to all, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

It's Genetic
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   Posted 8/9/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
You're very welcome.


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   Posted 8/9/2011 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
you guys rock. jamie


It's Genetic
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   Posted 8/10/2011 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
You may be the one who rocks better than I, Jamie,

Every thread your write on all the forums you post on are loaded with
responses within minutes of your posting!

Hope the days are getting brighter and brighter for you.

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