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How to get into Second Life
without really trying
Selby Evans is Thinkerer Melville in Second Life
One thing you learn from making a Wish List. Wishing is mainly an oral activity. It doesn't take well to writing. Writing is too much trouble. So just make a list of a list of the things you want. Just stick to the big wants. The things that would take a while to get. The things you want enough to write down.
The difference between wishing and wanting
Some of those ideas you put on your Wish List may belong on your Want List. You may even be working towards some of them now.
If you don't find it easy to fill out your Want List, try reversing field. Consider what you are actually putting effort into now. Ask yourself what that effort will get you. That ought to tell you something about what you want. After all, you wouldn’t put out a lot of effort unless you expected it to get something you want. Would you?
The quick reverse is a handy tool for getting new ideas.
If you run into a dead end, turn around.
A Want List is sometimes harder to write than people expect. To make a Want List, you have to get your language channel into the act. The brain modules that do things know what they want. But they only speak in action. Your language channel doesn't have to know.
Writing out the Want List takes cooperation between your language channel and those other brain modules. If you feel reluctant to make out your Want List, you will probably guess that some of your brain modules are reluctant to cooperate. You may need to hear from those reluctant modules. They may help you to know what you really want.
Think of your Want List as a draft of your future. A kind of shopping cart for your future. If you have made a Cuepon deck, you may want to have it include some of the most important items on your Want List.
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