RE: virus: level 3 minds

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 09:06:29 -0800

Vicki wrote:

> This may be a level-2 response, but if so, it's all I can
>do (even by your own assumptions), so please try to help me
>comprehend what you're trying to say. At the moment, it looks like
>I'm being asked to buy a pig in a poke: is there any way you
>can convince me that you have something worthwhile here that
>doesn't require me to buy your book (or convince a friend or library
>to buy it)?

Vicki, I spent two years writing a book on the subject. If you're not
willing to START the process by reading--not even buying, just
reading--that book, I doubt you're interested enough in what I have to
say that anything I did would make an impact on your growth.

If your question is honestly about how you can read Virus of the Mind
without paying anything or asking anyone for help, I suggest you go to
the nearest Barnes & Noble, where they will be happy to let you plop
down in one of their comfortable chairs and read the whole book cover to
cover at no charge.

> For that matter, are you willing, or able, to give me an
>answer to the question "isn't the level 3 mind accepting the meme
>'There is no absolute truth'?" In all seriousness, even a "yes,"
>"no," or "sometimes" would be useful here.

> Lots of people have theories about how the universe
>works, and are eager for me to invest time and money to learn
>how to use them. Why should I pick your over any of the others?
>Can you demonstrate to me--before collecting my money--that
>it will be more useful than, say, spending the day walking in a
>forest, carrying lunch and a bottle of water and paying close
>attention to the birds?

No. To get out of the box requires a leap of faith. The world is also
full of cranks and charlatans asking the same thing of you. That's one
reason it's so difficult to make the transition. Anyone who gets burned
once is reluctant to try again.

I'm not sure what "money" you are referring to. I haven't asked you for
any money.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?