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While I’m working on making the next post in my series on The Map of Relationships intelligible, I thought I’d share a couple Al Turtle quotes.
Just some food for thought. (And a bit of a glimpse into the future of this series of posts.)
Some of Al’s definitions:
Bully (original version)-- A person who wants their way and when they don’t get their way, they make other people unhappy.
Bully (Al’s new version)-- A person who wants their vision of reality, their interpretation of reality, to be the only surviving interpretation of reality, and they want other people to not talk about disagreeing.
Leader-- A true leader is a person who does not allow anyone to be disrespected in his or her presence. Also, a person who maintains dialogical space when not making a decision.
Dialogical-- sharing points of view peacefully.
Dialogue-- 1) Any sentence that implies the existence of multiple points of view of reality. 2) A conversation in which both are comfortably sharing their differing ways of seeing and appreciating the world.
MasterTalk (the opposite of Dialogue)-- Any sentence that implies there is a single correct way of seeing reality. “It is warm.”
Some of Al’s One-Liners:
All people make sense all the time.
If two people are agreeing, at least one of them is lying.
All people are chronically disobedient… learn to live with it.
Falling in love is an invitation to the brilliance of being fully alive.
Divorce that old relationship. Don't divorce your partner.
You can either be "right" or in "relationship". Take your pick.
Your stuff is never my fault. And I care about you. So how can I help you with your stuff?
What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.
I just love the way this guy thinks! I hope you are finding his ideas just as thought-provoking as I do.
I’ll be back very soon with the next post in the series….