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  • #16
    Very nice to look at and such a cool reason for them to exist - refraction of light in water droplets.

    Unicorns? Imaginary horses with a horn on their forehead?
    Give me real horses anytime - beautiful, just beautiful.
    We don't see things as they are, we see things as WE are - Anais Nin

    I suppose it's easier to believe something than it is to understand it.
    Cmdr. Chris Hadfield on rise of poor / pseudo science

    Pain is a conscious correlate of the implicit perception of threat to body tissue - Lorimer Moseley

    We don't need a body to feel a body. Ronald Melzack

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    • #17
      Bas,

      Horses are often referred to as "magnificent creatures." Not by me, but that's just me. I'm not a bad person. At least, I don't think so.

      I reassured the nurses in the station that I was "no one." I'm not sure they all believed me.

      It might have been the tie.
      Barrett L. Dorko

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      • #18
        Looking stuff up is also something few do. We live in the "age of information," but many wonderful and "successful" therapists don't "look stuff up."
        I'm sure many or most "look stuff up", I think the problem is more the depth of investigation. The internet has provided easy access to information. That doesn't mean it is good information. Possibly due to the easy access, people are less inclined to search hard for their information.

        How many would look past the first few hits on a Google search? How many just rely of what comes up on their FB feed?

        The other issue is possibly that instead of people using the internet to find information, there is more motivation to spread it. There is much more information out there which is purely opinion based because people want to be heard, rather than hearing.

        ...kind of like what I'm doing right now...
        Ben

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        • #19
          Ben,

          You seem to listen.

          At least you read. Do you defend what you do?
          Barrett L. Dorko

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          • #20
            Do you defend what you do?
            More and more these days. The more I read and understand, the more comfortable I become with my position, and the more I am prepared and willing to defend it. That becomes easier as I continue to develop and understand what my position is, which is ongoing. It will no doubt evolve as more information presents itself.

            I feel if I can defend it to other therapists, then I can defend it with patients (who are generally more accepting). I think that's what appeals to me about SS. The more I can discuss these things, the better I can defend it.

            Not being someone who typically relishes conflict, I find myself looking for opportunities to defend the premise under which I work.
            Ben

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            • #21
              If I saw a unicorn, I'm not sure if I'd trust it.

              I don't think I'd find its existence understandable or defensible.
              Ben

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              • #22
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                Give me real horses anytime - beautiful, just beautiful.[/QUOTE]

                Hi Bas!

                Agreed

                One of my favorite scenes is near the end of Electric Horseman, when Robert Redford (Sonny Steele) releases the great racehorse Rising Star back into the wild.


                 

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                • #23
                  Ken,

                  I saw this movie (big surprise). I like Willie Nelson at the end, and Redford saying "No of them ever won no championships."
                  Barrett L. Dorko

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                  • #24
                    Hi Barrett!
                    It's one of those films that I believe will continue to hold up well, and I hope a younger generation of viewers discovers it. It has very solid acting performances, good dialogue,a different kind of human interest story, and a commentary on big business and the media.

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                    • #25
                      Ken,

                      I remember being struck by the "lighted up" rider of the horse at the beginning of the movie. It was supposed to be Redford. It wasn't.

                      What more might be said about how powerful something can become? Especially if it's invisible.

                      And many wonder why I have such respect for magic.
                      Barrett L. Dorko

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                      • #26
                        I remember being struck by the "lighted up" rider of the horse at the beginning of the movie.
                        Hi Barrett!

                        In the movie, Sonny Steele was a rodeo star past his prime. A cereal company sought to commercialize on his image and reputation.

                        Sonny hated himself for pandering to make a buck--the whole "electric horseman" thing you mentioned. It was OK for the company to take advantage of him, but when they decided to do that same thing to a champion horse like Rising Star, that was too much for him to take. Rather than sell out that beloved horse, he stole him intending to release him back into the wild..

                        The parallel: Do therapists eventually sell out to corporate? What finally get them to say enough is enough. Is it the disregard for science? The push for profit over care?

                        I see a lot of Sonny Steeles on SomaSimple.

                         

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                        • #27
                          Ken,

                          I agree, but they're here anyway. Most therapists don't know we exist.

                          Silence can be very powerful. I don't know, but I think that it's related to anonymity. There are reasons for such things.
                          Barrett L. Dorko

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