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Posted by Paul R. Martin on July 29, 2002 04:04:17 UTC

Hi Mike,

***What did you think was reverie?***

To tell you the truth, when I read your earlier post, I didn't even know what the word 'reverie' meant. I looked it up and found it means

"1. Dreamy thinking or imagining, especially of agreeable things; fanciful musing; daydreaming. 2. a dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream." (Webster)

That's what I'm not interested in when it comes to solving problems.

Now, if you meant something else, then we may not disagree after all. You said

***Folks don't think except in reverie.***

I think you yourself said that we should be clear and analytical in our thinking, or something like that. I agree that most people, a lot of the time, engage in fanciful daydreaming, but sometimes some people think logically and carefully.

***Without reverie, they're just passing along someone else's ideas without thinking about them,***

Hmmmm. So do you mean that only with reverie can people think clearly about ideas? If so, you seem to have a different connotation of the word than Webster's 1. and 2. above.

It's too early for us to disagree, Mike; I don't even know what you are talking about yet.

Warm regards,

Paul

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