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DB, you're right and correct. But, forgive me I can't resist, what if looking inside I find also Walter?
No, I believe the best way to "engage" is simply to "be". You can't convince most people that their way of life is wrong and that your way of life is right any more than they could convince you the opposite is true (besides, that goes back to the control issues I wrote about above). Be an influence. Let them come to their own realizations in their own time. Let them ask the questions before you tell them the answers. Don't make it happen, let it happen.
Could it not be said that engaging dudeism is as simple as recognizing and embracing the inner dude in us all? It is not something to strive for, achieve or "learn," but rather it is becoming aware. In fact, striving to engage dudeism is an oxymoron in that striving itself is not an act of slacking and more or less anti-dude. There is "dude" in us all waiting to express itself, one only needs to discover it IMHO. We are the inner dude. It could be stated thus; I am dude, therefore I am, or; there is dudeness, I am that dude.
In fact, striving to engage dudeism is an oxymoron in that striving itself is not an act of slacking and more or less anti-dude.
The Dude is, the Dude does not do.The Dude abides, the Dude does not engage.One does not become the Dude, one realises one is the Dude.
One thing to add is that when we discuss these various interpretations of what Dudeism is, we sometimes make the assumption that was DB is saying, or Rev. Ed is saying, or what m5 is saying is that THEIR interpretation and opinion is THE take on Dudeism. Rev. Ed's is more proactive, engaging, and socially responsible. We do indeed need people to produce. Then we need the slackers who buy what is produced. It's a rainbow; a combination of the various colours of Dudeism is what's needed, not a single interpretation that is THE only interpretation. Of course, all within the bounds of agreed upon principles and practices of a zen approach to life...Make sense?
If you don't bat the ball around occasionally, it makes for a really dull game of cricket
Quote from: Rev. Ed C on November 25, 2011, 04:23:12 AMIf you don't bat the ball around occasionally, it makes for a really dull game of cricket Good thread dudes. Now that we've solved the world's problems, all we need is another flame war. Where's the fundies when you need them? ;-)
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