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Comment on Fluid Cyberspace -> Commitments to Multiple Essentialities

Ashalynd Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Olena:

Sometimes we just have to be patient. Many people hold on to all sorts of wrong ideas because it gives them the feeling of security. You can't force them to let go of it, unless they decide it themselves.

We are looking into each other's worlds via small windows often covered with dust and grease; we have little idea what kinds of beasts might be lurking within. Getting connected helps people to become less alienated, but it is all very new and we are definitely still going to make mistakes on this way.

Nevertheless: no tension - no progress. May be people should have different opinions to create some impulse for the humanity, as a whole, to move without rushing or slipping? When we talk to a person and fail to convince them, it's often a sign that something is missing in our mutual pictures of each other and an opportunity to learn more...