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Bob's visits to Tanzania suddenly came to mind.  That the kids need to believe in something, to have some model of the world they can attach hopes to and get some chance of having them realised--positive reinforcement....but it seems that humans can positively reinforce to negative models, accept that life is X, Y, Z as proposed by the model and then live within the possible pleasures and pains of the model...

I dunno, they're just words.  For me, "faith" is an obstacle course while "belief" is a (de)motivating force--that faith is not a force, it's a mindset, a belief...that the right thought pattern will change the external reality; while belief--can generate that world view, but it also generates others, I'm thinking of the...eight basic scripts.

I'm fumbling around--it's just the word "faith"--is one of those ET ALARM words, so I thought I'd pull it out and...say what I thought about it.  Hope that's okay!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 at 08:10:41 PM EST
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