I agree completely. An adjunct to the generalised id., fostered
by media reporting, is putting everything in the present,
which has to do with the shrinking sense of time span.
Sports announcers are so frenetic about it that they
put everything into the future.
The event horizon is closing in.
Now is the time to start stdying the light/energy of absolute zero.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Armstrong" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: a Jeremiah sighting?
> At 10:48 AM 7/10/2007, Chokh Raj wrote:
> >Diana, I'm sorry to be stating the obvious but one could use "you"
> >as an impersonal pronoun too as in "You never know."
> Which is the Marie problem, isn't it, that she sees herself as the
> generalized other, the same problem or condition that Eeldrop and
> describe when they note that most people only conceive of themselves as
> generalized other and have no vocabulary for themselves as individuals.
> This is different, BTW, from what Eliot usually means by "impersonal."
> Ken A
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