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  • Mike M.

    This reminds me of the well-worn anecdote about the difference between dogs & cats. A dog reports that his master finds him food and brings it to him, observing that his master 'must be a god'.
    A cat says his master finds food and brings it to him, concluding that ''I must be a god''.

    July 17, 2014

    • John H.

      Well-worn it may be, it is new to me. I'll be using this one a lot. With Nietzsche's perspectivism approach, he must be turning over in his grave not having originated this aphorism. Thanks for sharing.

      July 17, 2014

    • Sigrid C.

      Not new to me. Proof was my deceased "translator's cat." She was certain she was a god! She used to watch every move I made when I was working, and sometimes she shook her head, when I was about to make a fool of myself.

      July 17, 2014

  • Sigrid C.

    My thoughts after last night’s great exchange of ideas:
    It is given us to interpret reality as we perceive it. When something seems incomprehensible to us, we can try to interpret it from a different perspective. For example, John mentioned the story of the prodigal son. In this story, the son’s perspective is that he believed he had squandered his father’s treasure. However, the father’s perspective is that the returning son* is his only treasure and, therefore, he can rejoice in seeing him come home. A tiny shift in perspective/attitude can make a world of difference.
    [*just like the one who stayed at home]

    July 17, 2014

  • Sigrid C.

    Hmm, I'm curious about the new place.

    July 15, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Hey, my plans have changed and I'll be able to join you at Byerly's, 7/14!

    July 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why the location change?

    July 10, 2014

    • Mike M.

      Some dissatisfaction with the noise level and seating. Apparently Byerly's has given up the restaurant end of its grocery stores and the dining areas are available. The Burnsville group, conincidently

      July 10, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Sorry that I can't make the meeting. Good luckon the new location. I Iook forward to attending future gatherings.

    July 10, 2014

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