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Mar. 28th, 2005 | 02:51 am
mood: sleepysleepy

But assuming that the dominant "you" is a leader of many sub-selves, some of which want things that are at odds with your overall goals, how do you deal with this?

That's an assumption that is made by one of the sub-selves that needs the reassurance that it is "in charge". The other sub-selves allow this, with an air of amused tolerance, because it's usually harmless enough.

I've seen people take this too far, though, and believe that they only exist in their "rational" choices. Then they wonder why things don't work out, because after all, weren't they being completely reasonable? Hey Forrest, it's a tree! look out! SMACK! Ooo, it made a sound all right. o_O;

Committee meetings? Voting sub-selves off the island? Serenely tolerating the deadlock?

Yes, all of those and a few more!

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Eposia

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from: eposia
date: Mar. 28th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
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"sub elves" calls to mind at least three different yet quite interesting mental images right away, none of which have any relevance to your actual post as far as I can tell...

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from: avice
date: Mar. 28th, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
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Seconded.

I bet they'd be really pale never getting any sun like that. And their eyes would probably be weird, if they even eyes to begin with. A lot of sub-terrainian creatures don't.

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dr. pangloss

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from: denshi
date: Mar. 28th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
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Same problem over here.

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Triple Entendre

be mice elf again

from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC)
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yeah, my post titles like to try to steal the show

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heatherness

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from: kukiri
date: Mar. 28th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
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I've heard this sort of idea expressed also as the mind being composed of a "ship of fools". Though I sort of don't like the connotations of the word "fool" even if the fool is not really the fool we take him for. And if you say the word "fool" too many times it sounds really silly. So how about "ship of ferrets" or "ship of monkeys"? Stopping now....

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from: avice
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
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ship of subterrainian submissive elves who eat only sub sandwiches and design submarines which are known for sneaky subterfuge technology for a living?

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 10:26 am (UTC)
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Oh, mine's definitely a ship of ferrets.

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