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Old 09-21-2011, 06:45 PM
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The obvious flaw that I pointed out to my wife is that if you follow it out you would have double digit partnerships if you had a diverse palate.
For some that is their reality.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:22 PM
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What I meant was ....if you ddn't have the same meal twice in several weeks....then you need to change you eating habits or pick up 20 or 30 new partners and I'll see you in 10-15 days in the rotation.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:24 PM
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What I meant was ....if you ddn't have the same meal twice in several weeks....then you need to change you eating habits or pick up 20 or 30 new partners and I'll see you in 10-15 days in the rotation.
And if everyone involved is down with that plan...why not?
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:36 AM
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I guess then the analogy works.....but that wasn't the conversation I had....

I was speaking from my own experience...that's all.

Derby. What food are you in this? Have you asked?

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Old 09-22-2011, 02:46 AM
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we're all rotten meat. before that, we were fresh-meat.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:52 AM
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I find that neither analogy works for me either. I just have a lot of love to give, and didn't want to limit how many people I can share it with... I don't see it as anything else other than that sentence at face value. I do of course realize that we're all different with different motivations, but that's just my personal take on it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:05 PM
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My problem with both analogies is that they involve things that are not at the same level. I.e. both ice cream flavors and the things in the room are material things, while the receptor in the analogy, the person, is a human being.

I'm currently in the ice creams position, but I really disagree with being reduced to a flavor, a thing - I want to equally taste and being tasted, experience and being experienced.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:36 AM
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My problem with both analogies is that they involve things that are not at the same level. I.e. both ice cream flavors and the things in the room are material things, while the receptor in the analogy, the person, is a human being.

I'm currently in the ice creams position, but I really disagree with being reduced to a flavor, a thing - I want to equally taste and being tasted, experience and being experienced.
YES! I love what you said. Very nice.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:33 PM
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My problem with both analogies is that they involve things that are not at the same level. I.e. both ice cream flavors and the things in the room are material things, while the receptor in the analogy, the person, is a human being.

I'm currently in the ice creams position, but I really disagree with being reduced to a flavor, a thing - I want to equally taste and being tasted, experience and being experienced.
It might help to remember that this is intended to be an illustrative analogy--a way to help someone wrap his or her head around a new concept--rather than a comparison or a "reduction to a flavor."

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Old 09-27-2011, 11:08 PM
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While I am glad to hear many points of view on the subject, MT couldn't have summed up my thoughts better. Thank you MT for pointing out that this is a mere analogy, not a truth about my depth of feelings for people (because, if it were that shallow, I would just go out for ice cream).
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