REASONABLENESS, 1. illogic occurs when one or more data is misplaced into the wrong body of data for it. An example would be “Los Angeles smog is growing worse so we fined New York.” “I am sorry, madam, but you cannot travel first class on a third class passport.” Humanoid response to such displacements is to be reasonable. A new false datum is dreamed up and put into the body of data to explain why that datum is included. (Reasonableness is often inserted as explanation of other out-points also.) In the smog one, it could be dreamed up that New York’s exports or imports were causing L.A. smog. In the train one, it could be inserted that in that country, passports were used instead of tickets. (HCO PL 23 June 70) 2. faulty explanations. (HCO PL 30 Aug 70) 3. a staff member or executive can be “reasonable” and accept reasons why something cannot be done, accept incomplete cycles as complete, and fail to follow through and get completions. All of which results in further traffic. (BPL 30 Jan 69) 4. an objective can always be achieved. Most usually, when it is not being achieved, the person is finding counter -intention in the environment which coincides with his own (this is reasonableness), and his attention becomes directed to his own counterintention rather than to his objective, i.e. he has interiorized into the situation. (FO 2116) 5. you can safely say that being reasonable is a symptom of being unable to recognize out-points for what they are and use them to discover actual situations. (HCO PL 30 Sept 73 II)
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