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by Free Thinker
Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 50766

Daska, I share some of your "results" of SES experience, particularly in terms of relationships outside of the family, even though I never attended an SES/SPP school. I never ever stood up for myself, talked about my emotions, was able to have fights or arguments (I'd immediately withdraw and accept...
by Free Thinker
Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: How much were our parents to blame?
Replies: 59
Views: 25082

OK. Now I'm going to be a jerk and complain about words. TB - having separate facilities is NOT gender stereotyping. It is recognizing that most people of EITHER sex don't want to go to the bathroom or change, etc. with people of the opposite sex there, or have the chance of those people walking in ...
by Free Thinker
Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Musak
Replies: 56
Views: 25394

Let me know if I missed anything in the earlier pages about music but the only reason that Mozart is supposedly the best is because Maclaren thought so. In fact, I'd say that about 80% of rules/preferences in the SES were Maclaren's personal rules, opinions, and preferences, which is what makes the ...
by Free Thinker
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: the Irish ses school john scottus
Replies: 22
Views: 11507

I did a bunch of Vedic math in my youth group in the US - it works really well, and it's not an SES-technique. It is akin to many ancient math techniques that actually work differently but many more easily than our current system. HOwever, since most of the world uses our current standard, both shou...
by Free Thinker
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Greetings - Ex-SPP member from NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 26757

FT - I am with you on the Margaret Thatcher thing - personally I don't think she is a real woman at all! :) And thanks for sharing some of your experiences. I wish your mum all the best. And don't think of psychotherapy as "another form of SES" as hopefully it is the exact opposite - freeing up her...
by Free Thinker
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 3
Views: 2997

Thanks Alban, for that thoughtful post. I don't know of anyone in the US who has committed suicide due to the school, but it may have been hushed up or occurred when I was a child. I do, however, know of people here having mental breakdowns (particularly the longtime female head of the NYC school, w...
by Free Thinker
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: The Flaming Has to Stop
Replies: 20
Views: 10640

Thank you Daffy, for bringing it up in its own thread. I, too, am taking some time off of my domestic chores (nothing like scrubbing the floor in an ankle-length dress after having been up since 5 am! I sure don't miss those days on retreats.) to reiterate what I brought up in my own introductory po...
by Free Thinker
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Greetings - Ex-SPP member from NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 26757

Witness - I have no doubt that almost all of her "forgetting" was caused by the SPP. I'm sure the London and NY schools are the same in terms of living in the present and ignoring the past. My mother was a master (mistress?) at ignoring any emotions that weren't positive ones, which came directly ou...
by Free Thinker
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Greetings - Ex-SPP member from NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 26757

Daffy - I rather agree with your amateur psychologist's perspective, and DG - you're right, most BB don't stay on topic. I guess what I mean is that I am not particular interested in participating in many of the discussions I've read here that have gone off-topic. But I can certainly keep my mouth s...
by Free Thinker
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: The North American schools
Topic: Greetings - Ex-SPP member from NYC
Replies: 50
Views: 26757

Greetings - Ex-SPP member from NYC

Hello everyone, I was brought up in the School of Practical Philosophy in NYC and remained there until young adulthood. Leaving the school was one of the best things I've ever done. I would love to discuss my experiences there (both parents were members for 19 and 30 years respectively) with some of...

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