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Thursday, February 28, 2013

This is Your [UFO} Life

The February 25th, 2013 New Yorker has a review of Adam Phillip's latest book, Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life.

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The New Yorker's Joan Acocella offered the review [This is Your Life, Page 77 ff.]

I enjoyed the review because Mr. Phillips is a psychoanalyst and defender of Freud.

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In the review, a favorable one (while Amazon customer reviews were a mixed bag), Ms. Acocella writes that Mr. "Phillips addresses most feelingly ... our wish to be understood."

"We need understanding sometimes, not every time. If we insist on getting it all the time ... "how could we ever be anything other than permanently enraged.?"

What does this have to do with UFOs? Nothing.

But it does have to do with some UFO buffs who frequent UFO blogs, forums, and web-sites. hoping to impart their assumed knowledge but who, in the absence of understanding -- because they've been obscure, arcane, or just ignorant -- get irate or worse.

The UFO community is rife with non-understanding, and the ruffians who get angry when their proffered expertise is ignored by others.

Many of you saw that here recently.

And one can find it readily at Kevin Randle's blog, UFO UpDates and other popular UFO sites on the internet.

I suggest that those who lurk and visit this blog but are incensed that they've been given short shrift because I, and others, think their thoughts stink, get their hands on the book or, at least, The New Yorker review.

That may go a slight way toward cleansing UFO commentary of the animus that is almost ubiquitous.

RR

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