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Navel Gazing

Jonah, there’s no doubt that the assumptions used to define political affiliation differ considerably between the UK and the US, but don’t blame Britain for the logic behind some of the ‘alternatives’ offered in that questionnaire – Absurdistan looks like a more candidate. Mind you, there was some rough sense (I suppose) in the results – I was more to the right than the left and more libertarian than authoritarian. The result? I ended up in a quadrant without, it appeared, any (identified) inhabitants, much like the Delta Quadrant before Janeway…OK, Kathryn, OK. Of course, these quizzes can be fun for what they claim to uncover. I did one that revealed hitherto unsuspected Buddhist tendencies. Another showed me to be a follower of Aristotle. Who knew? Intrigued, I considered reading some Aristotle. Then I thought, no, why bother?

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