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Subject:  Re: On SeattlePioneer Date:  2/21/2006  4:36 PM
Author:  NotMaggie Number:  1065 of 40250

If I had to reduce it to one sentence, it would be this:SP has lived his whole life not doing things if he wasn't prepared for the possible consequences.

In other words, SP only chooses the struggles and battles that he's prepared to win, not lose.

His way of thinking and teaching is to deny that people behave or do things because it is not within their conscious control, or choice: he denies even that sometimes people must deal with consequences they do not like, nor chose. He refuses to delve in areas in which he fears being at a disadvantage (such as relationships), so he adheres rigidly to fields of interest and expertise in which he excels. He lives in a perfect world: he sees what he sees, understands all that he sees. If there's something he doesn't understand, simply he does not see it: it simply does not exist and therefore he doesn't see it. He admits to no weakness, fallibility, or ignorance in any area as he understands everything within his purview.

In SP's world, we are divided into camps of women, the fools that are prey to women, or just the wise and the just, like himself. Fools choose their consequences by making bad decisions, women deliberately contrive consequences out of malfeasance and selfishness, but the remaining wise (of course, all men like SP), live good lives because they have perfectly teflon-coated lives in which everything is a matter of their choices, diligence, and wisdom.

Yes, I think SP would make a great father: he would provide for anything that they require, but never for what they need. He is a man of pure functionality when it comes people: if it's broke, he'll fix it. If it ain't broke, but he can't understand it, he'll ignore it as it doesn't matter in his perceptions of the world. He lives in a very neat, self-enclosed, and logical world, undisturbed by the reality of others.

If his children were only boys, raised in a male-only environment, and raised to consider females an aberration, or like pet animals, at best. I note that he seems to enjoy his nephews: no mention of any nieces, though that doesn't mean he doesn't have any, just that he has zero interest in them whatsoever.

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