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Posted by: 495 (Guest), Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 5:47am
What would you answer question like this? My friend says if my diet is that good why it is not popular? like Atkins or South Beach ...etc. Even my family doctor told me that he had heard almost all the diets but didn't hear ERYT diet.

Of course I told them You didn't hear means it is not good. A lot of people has really good results..

I want to know why we don't have more publicity or tv appearances that more people would do and try this diet?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 8:53am; Reply: 1
It would be rather dangerous for the farmers....
imagine
- only very little dairy - mainly fo us B´s!
no pork....
very little wheat- corn- sugar
-What about all the big com. who are making ready meals- no additives- cheap produce starch and fillers..
Or what about doctors- medical com ? - fewer sick people!- no need for all the medicin......

AND really doctors know so little about diet- that I would never ask them about it !

Really BTD has been widely midunderstood...
here in Denmark - basically they pay only attention to what the state says about diet- and who pays for all theese surveys:
Farmingorganisations, sugar companies( danisco), dairycompanies - or the really bad ones multinatitional coorporations who make readymeals- and yucky margarine etc....
Posted by: 495 (Guest), Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 9:01am; Reply: 2
Yeah you are right! I think about that too, but like Atkins or the other diets, they have their way to advertise and many people know about them. Maybe Dr. D should go different tv programs or magazins or anything to rich more people...

I have read two of Dr. Oz book called You Owner's Manual, that was talking about how bad the transfats and all the junk foods, but still lots of people try his diet because he is at Oprah all the time. For example, Dr. D can go to Oprah or the other tv programs too..
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 9:37am; Reply: 3
Yeah I would be nice to see our "favourite" doc on Oprah or some other program.
I think the fact that BTD talks about individual diets- at least 4 different/8 or more- makes it difficult for people to grasp.
Last summer I went to my doc- and when we talked about my diet/lifestyle
- I said to him that just the fact that I got fatter on the official no fat diet
- and some can´t do Atkins - is a proof of BTD - and the need of an individual approach
- He actually agreed on the latter- but is still not convinced that BT is the keypoint.
He asked me about:  that he saw some A types that did really well on a high protein diet ?!
All I could say is that the might be nonnies / rh - or other subtypes....or that BTD is still not fully developed- BUT for me it is a HUGE step in the right direction !
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 10:22am; Reply: 4
Quoted from OzlemW
Yeah you are right! I think about that too, but like Atkins or the other diets, they have their way to advertise and many people know about them. Maybe Dr. D should go different tv programs or magazins or anything to rich more people...

I have read two of Dr. Oz book called You Owner's Manual, that was talking about how bad the transfats and all the junk foods, but still lots of people try his diet because he is at Oprah all the time. For example, Dr. D can go to Oprah or the other tv programs too..


What a wonderful idea...he once stated that he would be there, but she has never asked.   He has been on and mentioned on other shows.  They are in the media files on this site.  Check them out. :D

I agree with all the above mentioned that Henriette Bsec has stated.  And...since Oprah hasn't asked...that is one of the reasons we are all here to help Dr. D. help the world.   Baby steps...let's keep walking. :D

Debra :)

Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 12:28pm; Reply: 5
I had heard about BTD years ago (19 Nighty Eight) through a Infertility group but did not go on it.  Eliana's pediatrician mentioned it to me Nov 06.  
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 1:34pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from OzlemW
What would you answer question like this? My friend says if my diet is that good why it is not popular?

Well, first of all, it is pretty popular.  I think ER4YT is still a bestseller in hardback, even ten years after its original release, so that indicates a certain level of popularity.  But beyond that and far more importantly, I would respond to your friend's question thusly:

Many things in this world that are true and/or good are not popular.  Conversely, many things in this world that are untrue and/or bad are popular.  Hitler was very popular in Germany at one time.  The idea that the world is round and not flat was very unpopular at one time.

Popularity really has nothing to do with how true, good and/or worthwhile something is.

Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 1:43pm; Reply: 7
P.S.  I've always wished that Dr. D. could get a PBS special.  That way, he could educate a mass audience about the BTD and in a time format that allows for the complexity of the theory, versus a two-minute soundbyte.  The BTD is not a reductionist diet, and similarly, it is not easily condensible (new word there) down into a very short description.  A PBS special would allow time to really get into the whole theory, from soup to nuts, so to speak.

I would phone in a pledge!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 7:33pm; Reply: 8
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Schopenhauer:

'Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
In the first it is ridiculed,
in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self evident.'
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 7:38pm; Reply: 9
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000318.htm

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DR D
........the 'idiots on stilts' who always seem so assured that they
have all the answers, win.

Sadly, those who might have benefited from these sorts of changes are just those who  often sit on the fence.


ask your friend to get down from the fence and read this link
http://www.dadamo.com/science.htm

Posted by: veggiegirl, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 9:18pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from Edna

Many things in this world that are true and/or good are not popular.  Conversely, many things in this world that are untrue and/or bad are popular.  Hitler was very popular in Germany at one time.  The idea that the world is round and not flat was very unpopular at one time.

Popularity really has nothing to do with how true, good and/or worthwhile something is.



Amen, Sister!  ;)
Posted by: TLS1967 (Guest), Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 10:00pm; Reply: 11
I had never heard of this program until reading an article about it in First for Women magazine about a month or two ago.  
Posted by: KimonoKat, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 10:09pm; Reply: 12
Have you ever wondered why, you don't see a large amount of products in the grocery, or even HFStores like Whole Foods, of Dr. D's products?  You see lots of Atkins labeled foods, you see lots of South Beach labeled foods, you can find Zone endorsed foods, but you don't see any Dr. D BTD labeled foods in commercial stores.

Why do you think that is?

Dr. D has talked about how he has been approached many, many times, to put his "name" (or BTD stamp so to speak) on food products.  He says there is a lot of money to be made by putting his label on something, and that lure can be very powerful.  Also understand, that getting a production up and going of specific packaged foods is a big financial undertaking, and those who are willing to finance this, want a big nice fat return on their investment.  And another reality of these type of endorsed food products is, when someone does endorse, they will often lose control over what might actually go into the products.  And what we've learned through trial and error and our own experience, is, ingredient lists are crucial to knownign if a product is okay or not for our particular blood type.

I believe this is what happened to the first BTD friendly "bars" that were developed.  The manufacturer, unbeknownst to Dr. D, started making substitutions.  Dr. D eventually pulled the bars.

Dr. D is all about integrity.  I know Dr. D blogged about this or posted about this somewheres in the past few years.  Maybe someone could find it where he talked about it.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 10:14pm; Reply: 13
great to know the article brought you here!


http://www.dadamo.com/clinic/newwoman.htm


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Media wise, this has been a very busy month. Earlier this week I did another round of 'radio touring'. Ten or eleven stations this time. Went very well I think. First For Women magazine has a three page spread on the BTD this month that was very positive.


http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/p/archives/00000146.htm
Posted by: Alia Vo, Thursday, March 22, 2007, 12:42am; Reply: 14
Perhaps please peruse through the Teaching Moments Forum:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=

Alia
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, March 22, 2007, 3:19am; Reply: 15
Quoted from TLS1967
I had never heard of this program until reading an article about it in First for Women magazine about a month or two ago.  


Yeeeessssss!!!!

Debra :)

Posted by: 495 (Guest), Thursday, March 22, 2007, 7:40am; Reply: 16
My friend doesn't say that this diet is not good or not works, just saying why not all the people know about Atkins or South B. also don't know ERYT? For example, I know Dr. Oz through Oprah show. I know Dr. D's books are all good sellers. Do we really reading every book on best seller list? People are tired about hearing this diet came that diet .. stuff because it is so many of them. They only pay attention if it is popular(people talk about a lot). I hate to say that but I live in U.S. 12 years and never heard about Dr. D and I am going to library at least three times a week and love to read about health books, still didn't hear him UNTIL I went to Turkey and one famous singer mentioned when tv show guy asked, - have you lost lots of weight lately, how did you do that? She said_ I eat accordingly my blood type... Then, I got interested in and when I came back to U.S. I have searched and found out Dr. D then... If she wouldn't say that I don't know when would I hear it...

This is such a good science and knowlegde that I want more people to know about it wheter they can do it or not. I tell all my friends about it, most of it even bought the book...

Can we do anything else to help Dr.D about more publicity?
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, March 22, 2007, 5:30pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from veggiegirl
Amen, Sister!  ;)

:)
Quoted from kimonokat
Dr. D is all about integrity.

Word.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Thursday, March 22, 2007, 5:46pm; Reply: 18
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I know Dr. D's books are all good sellers.


They are consistent best sellers.  They out sell every other diet book.  One of the reasons that Dr. D is not as well known is because of what I mentioned above.  He has not attached his name to food products sold in mainstream markets.  You see Atkins bars in every store you go in, and you are going to know what Atkins is.  Same with Zone.  Same with South Beach.  But even with all those food sales, these books have not out sold Dr. D's books.  That tells you something.  That people are more apt to  apply BT, because there is science behind the theory.

Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Thursday, March 22, 2007, 5:50pm; Reply: 19
One reason it doesn't make a bigger splash is because people have no idea what their blood type is..........! So do they want to learn all about a diet that depends on a fact that they don't know...and then their family members may be eating for a different , also unknown, type....it requires a pretty big commitment on the part of the individual....
it requires a person who is really desperate, healthwise, or is intensely curious, intellectually.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, March 22, 2007, 6:27pm; Reply: 20
I think KK is into somthing
- I feel releived that Dr D is NOT putting his name to all kinds of weird food( ?) stuff
- I won´t call the majority of Atkins products: food...
IF a diet needs all kinds of wrapped plastic it is NOT worth it !
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, March 22, 2007, 11:04pm; Reply: 21
the best publicity is by setting an example.........

people generally hop from one diet to the next, non stop.

btd is a heaven for all those who have been hopping and looking for the right lifestyle!

we need to be there for when people are ready to embrace it....


I believe BTD is not apt to be on the Oprah show........
she advocates anything commercial, and one size fit alls.......anything outside those norms is just too complicated to become a -hit-......
she even encourages pizza!!!........whole wheat....nutribars........anything full of avoids!!
I would have had my doubts, had I been introduced to BTD through Oprah s show!!!! LOL
I m sure glad I discovered the book on my very own, and haven t been disappointed since!
It has been a decade now!!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, March 22, 2007, 11:46pm; Reply: 22
The BTD is for people who are willing to accept accountability for their own health choices.  How many people do we know who are really at that point?  It's a big leap in emotional and mental maturity, in my opinion.  
Posted by: veggiegirl, Friday, March 23, 2007, 12:17am; Reply: 23
Quoted from Victoria
The BTD is for people who are willing to accept accountability for their own health choices.  How many people do we know who are really at that point?  It's a big leap in emotional and mental maturity, in my opinion.  


SO true!  

As Lola stated, we need to set the example ...
Posted by: Debra+, Friday, March 23, 2007, 1:54am; Reply: 24
Quoted from Victoria
The BTD is for people who are willing to accept accountability for their own health choices.  How many people do we know who are really at that point?  It's a big leap in emotional and mental maturity, in my opinion.  


You are sooooooo right. :D:D

Debra :)

Posted by: 495 (Guest), Friday, March 23, 2007, 4:38pm; Reply: 25
I also agree with Lola and Victoria.
I guess we are very lucky to find out about this diet. Even though I set good example for my family and friends they can't still commit to this diet. It is not easy to cook different meals every day from your family. When I go to restraurant or friends house for dinner, I always say, oo this is avoid for me, that is avoid for me, or beneficial super good yeahh type conversations, which people get bored real quick with it..
Posted by: KimonoKat, Friday, March 23, 2007, 4:50pm; Reply: 26
Again, it's because it requires learning.  It requires a higher level of awareness to what one puts into their mouth.  That means people have to be conscious when they are making food choices.  Most just want to eat, and enjoy what they are eating.  They don't what to have to put that much "thought" into what they choose to eat.  They'd rather remain "unconscious" when it comes to eating.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 23, 2007, 7:11pm; Reply: 27
Ozlem,
it is best to say you are allergic, that way people won t try avoiding your company at all cost!! LOL

I felt pretty isolated the first few years.....kept wanting to tell everyone about btd and all the avoids per blood type etc.......now I just simply say I m allergic, and I feel more and more people asking me specific questions, cause they re ready to know, and want to learn.
Posted by: 495 (Guest), Friday, March 23, 2007, 7:13pm; Reply: 28
Thank you Lola it is super idea :) I will definetely say that way from now on.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, March 24, 2007, 12:47am; Reply: 29
Like Lola, I used to want to tell everyone about this wonderful way to health!  I started realizing that few people really have an interest in anything that requires long range changes in their behavior.  People will usually try a "diet" that they can do for a few weeks until they lose some pounds, or if it's a diet that their doctor puts them on to do something like lower cholesterol.  But I really try and minimize how much I discuss this with other people.  
Those who come to a point in their lives where they really want to be healthy more than almost anything, they're eager to find something that really works.  And when people like that come to me and ask how I have managed to look younger than others who are my age, or how I stay so healthy, I tell them with great enthusiasm.

When I tell people I am allergic to a lot of foods (which I do if I eat out with others), I find that they feel so sorry for me, and say "Oh Poor Victoria!  I am so sorry you can't eat this wonderful French Bread!  Can't you have some of this delicious chocolate cake?  It's VEGAN!!"  :-)  They don't get it.
Posted by: Missy, Saturday, March 24, 2007, 1:06am; Reply: 30
Quoted from lola
the best publicity is by setting an example.........


Lola - this statement that you made is so true! I have been following the BTD for close to two years. I have spoke to my family and friends about the BTD but most did not want to switch to eating like this. After seeing how well the BTD worked for me, I now have two of my three sisters moving this direction. My husband follows this with me and I now have a few of my friends asking me advice on how to eat and what to eat with the BTD. I have to giggle as my one sister calls me the BTD guru.

I am so thankful for the BTD and Dr. D and all of you wonderful people. Between finding out about being gluten intolerant and eating the BTD way, my health and life has been so much richer and healthier. I was able to survive a nasty cold during one of my out of state travels within one week. Years ago I would be sick for months. I think the only reason I got sick was because I was at a place where I couldn't get good food and what I resorted to was outside of the bene's and the neutrals. Some avoids were introduced to fill the void in my stomach.

Posted by: Lola, Saturday, March 24, 2007, 1:33am; Reply: 31
happy to know you are doing so well!
Posted by: OSuzanna, Sunday, March 25, 2007, 3:45pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from MLH

Some avoids were introduced to fill the void in my stomach.


So often that's my reason.... 8)
Posted by: 1119 (Guest), Thursday, April 19, 2007, 6:52am; Reply: 33
Just FYI...

ER4YT is currently the #2 bestselling health book at a top New Zealand bookstore chain.  (Now if they would only carry LR4YT and the Encyclopedia...)

Yay!  Individuality is spanning the globe...
Posted by: Mitchie, Thursday, April 19, 2007, 10:06am; Reply: 34
Quoted from Victoria
The BTD is for people who are willing to accept accountability for their own health choices.  How many people do we know who are really at that point?  It's a big leap in emotional and mental maturity, in my opinion.  


Hey Victoria - I believe you totally hit it.  People eat for recreation without a thought about the consequences.  Both my husband and girlfriend (both O's) deemed the BTD  "too hard".  Much easier to be sick, take pills and blindly eat your way through life.  Very disappointed in their decisions but I'm totally happy and satisfied with mine!

;D
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, April 19, 2007, 7:38pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from Mitchie


Hey Victoria - I believe you totally hit it.  People eat for recreation without a thought about the consequences.  Both my husband and girlfriend (both O's) deemed the BTD  "too hard".  
;D


Life was very hard for me before BTD.  I was always struggling with something, either emotional or physical.  An educated and consistent approach to my eating has made my life so simple, comfortable and fulfilling.  :-)
Posted by: colojd, Thursday, April 19, 2007, 7:40pm; Reply: 36
I think when Henriette is right when we said that a lot of the major food companies would not like a diet that encourages people to eat healthier. I grew up on a farm and we grew everything organically, even before it was "chic". I am sure we ate some avoids, since we grew a large garden with many types of vegetables. We helped our Mom can during the summer and continued to enjoy the produce throughout the winter. So much of what is grown has pesticides, herbicides and growth hormones. I am pleased to see that there is now so much interest in eating foods free from these toxins.

If you look at the diets like Atkins and South Beach, you will notice there is not as much popularity for them. All it takes is for people to jump on these diets, lose a little weight and proclaim they are the best. Most are quick weight loss solutions and not eating plans for your life. My 26 yr old daughter did Atkins and lost about 30 lbs. She really insisted it was the best, but now she is slowly realizing how limited it is and is trying to reintroduce some of the healthier foods she dropped. Since she was so happy with the weight loss, she was not willing to hear about other things like the BTD. I think now a lot of people found that Atkins and others were just not ones that they could stay on forever. I know people have lost weight with Jenny Craig and Nutrasystem, but can you imagine eating processed, prepacked foods for the rest of your life?

Anyway, I know there are still more things that can be known and possibly improved with following the Blood Type diet, but I think since it uses all normal everyday foods and activities, it is one that people can follow without too much frustration.
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Saturday, April 28, 2007, 10:31am; Reply: 37
Ozlem,

My guess is that it's not as popular as some of the flashier diets because Dr. D is not a flashy, razzmatazz sort of person.  If you go through the dadamo.com website you can find some videos of him on national TV shows, and his personality is very modest and Abe Lincoln-ish.  However, the diet is known and respected by all the smartest, most knowledgeable people.

Not too long ago, Samuel L. Jackson was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and he stated he was on the diet, and that he was an "O".  Jay, of course, joked that he should then be called "Samuel O. Jackson" instead.  So it is known, and by people who are quite shrewd.

I personally predict that the diet is going to grow immensely via something that Stanford business researcher Jim Collins calls "The Hedgehog Effect" in his now-classic book Good to Great.  I think it's going to quietly go about its business in a steady, methodical way, constantly gaining market share, but without much, if any, hype or fanfare.  At some point in the very near future it will "break through" as an "overnight success" but, unlike most of these other diets, the BTD will be very solid and lasting.

Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Saturday, April 28, 2007, 10:04pm; Reply: 38
Ronagon, I share your prediction for the BTD. How many things become "science breakthroughs" 20 years after you've known it (esp. nutritionally)
Posted by: Brighid45, Saturday, April 28, 2007, 11:03pm; Reply: 39
At the little HFS where I do a lot of my shopping, they carry the free magazines that are basically glorified flyers for the new supplements put out by various companies. That's not a slap at them--I take those magazines home most of the time because they have good information in them (and oftentimes some great recipes too). Anyway, over the last year or so I've been seeing more and more articles in those flyers that could have been written by BTDers. Foods and supplements that fight inflammation, that give you sustained energy, etc. Granted, they aren't blood type specific (and most of them apply to Os or As, which makes sense statistically), but it's definitely a change away from the 'starchetarian' approach that's been popular for so many years.

I agree with Victoria and others who have posted here--the BTD represents substantial, serious and lasting change in the way you eat. It isn't a fad diet to lose a couple of pounds with. It requires real commitment and a willingness to take responsibility for your own health to a large degree. And it takes some work to apply it to your life. Imo the general population is just not able or willing to do that. Sadly, most people wait until they're pretty sick until they give the BTD a try--that's my story, at any rate.
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 1:43am; Reply: 40
jayney-O,

I find that there is something unique and quite heroic about the people in this BTD community.  They are usually of very powerful mind and believe strongly in a lifestyle of relentless logic and objectivity.  I think, firmly, that Dr. D's diet will become the "elite diet" that is practiced by all those with the very highest standards for everything.

By the way, if you're interested, I highly recommend the following books to you.  I loved them:

1) Good to Great by Jim Collins,
2) The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell,
3) The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden, and
4) Thou Shalt Not Think by David Jack.
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 1:48am; Reply: 41
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Life was very hard for me before BTD.  I was always struggling with something, either emotional or physical.  An educated and consistent approach to my eating has made my life so simple, comfortable and fulfilling.
 

Ditto for me, Victoria.
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 1:52am; Reply: 42
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Ozlem,
it is best to say you are allergic, that way people won t try avoiding your company at all cost!! LOL

I felt pretty isolated the first few years.....kept wanting to tell everyone about btd and all the avoids per blood type etc.......now I just simply say I m allergic, and I feel more and more people asking me specific questions, cause they re ready to know, and want to learn.


Also, Lola, considering how touchy and ego-sensitive many people are, it might make sense to claim that you have a "hyper-inflammatory disorder" or something, so that people will get to feel "sorry" (i.e., a bit superior) for you and actually try to help accomodate you, rather than if they feel like you're not eating certain foods because you're "smarter" (i.e., a bit superior) than them.

People are like this.  I really think that most of survival and success as a human being, is largely tied up in figuring out how to efficiently dance across the ego-minefield of the human race.
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 1:56am; Reply: 43
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Schopenhauer:

'Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
In the first it is ridiculed,
in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self evident.'


Lola, I so agree with you.  This is why Schopenhauer was probably my favorite philosopher.  He was an "optimistic cynic" after my own heart.  He essentially believed that life is actually a tooth-and-claw nightmare of savagery, but that we can make it quite pleasant and, even, enjoyable if we set our minds to making it so.
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 1:58am; Reply: 44
Lola,

PS:  I'm right there with you about Oprah.  She seems more interested in breaking into the fawning, demographic clique of middle-class suburban housewives than she is in really pursuing what is true and right, such as something like the BTD.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 3:11am; Reply: 45
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As I wrote on the Forums, a lot of ND’s have the opposite of the ‘not invented here syndrome,’ which is the ‘I can't believe it was invented here syndrome.’

In both cases, considering the enormous amount of woo-hoo, mumbo-jumbo fantasy that masquerades for ‘cutting edge’ alternative treatments and devices (if my office mail slot is to be believed) it certainly can’t be the lack of science that is holding them back. If ideas, as Schopenhauer observed, do go through three phases (ridicule, rejection, acceptance) then we’ve still got some time. Unfortunately, often by the time you get to the ‘acceptance’ stage, all the fun has been sucked out of things.


http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/p/archives/00000116.htm
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