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Sheelah, am I right that if mimetic theory is applied to the teaching of mimetic theory this long, evolutionary ‘osmosis’ can be described with a little more definition and sharpness: You and James must succeed as attractive, imitatable models, right? You and James cannot with consistency merely lay out some propositions for us to grasp snd act out. I think the relaxed intimacy of the video and James’ friendly demeanor work well. It’s begun to become clear that it’s those who I admire and am attracted to with whom I have ALWAYS gotten into rivalry and verbal fights. It helps me to realize that if I feel the need to correct and disagree it’s good evidence that I’m feeling in competition with someone who has become a model! (“You always hurt the one you love”). That realization makes it less ‘counter-intuitive, perhaps less of a ‘long process’.