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Sharing of triumphs
and tragedies and miscellaneous yarns.
In the spirit of "applying general semantics principles" to our lives, as opposed to dwelling in theory, we considered members' accounts of observations and applications relating to the principles and formulations of our discipline.
1. "How Will We be Remembered?" -
Preparatory Homework Exercise!
Well here we are again – thinking this time
about “How we might like to be remembered ... ”!
questions (“The Ten Commandments”?) to ponder for discussion
on Saturday, please:
1. How would you like to remember
your life so far –
What are some of the
highlights of your life, that you most like to remember ... ?
2. How would you like to be remembered (not “How do you
think you will be remembered?”),
your immediate family and extended family, friends and
3. Write an epitaph for your
Consider that it is to
be engraved in stone, to last one thousand years!
What about the wider world –
people talk about you after you’ve “passed away”?
What about some secret fantasies to share (or not!)
about how things could have been / should have been / would
have been, “if only ... ”?
6. In reasonably realistic
terms (ie no magic, please!), what decisions could you have
differently, to give you a
different life from what you’ve had so far?
7. Do you
have some friends or family members who you particularly
admire in some respect
in all respects)? Can you list some admirable quality in each
you know (or at least a few
of them, for this exercise)?
8. Do you have some
real-life “heroes”? Who? Why – Is it because they’re
or because they’re nice?
9. In Somerset Maugham’s story “The Painted Veil", Kitty
says to Waddington:
"As if a woman ever
loved a man for his virtue!". What do you think of this?
10. How do you think that AGS will be remembered in 100
And how can we / should we
influence how it will be remembered,
for optimal positive time-binding?
I’m confident that
you can provide “the truth, the whole truth ...”
questions with minimal effort, in time for discussion on
To all those who made diligent and honest attempt at the
* And to all the others
who contributed their wisdom and experience to our