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Why I left the TSA

Jun 19, 1998 09:02 PM
by Kym Smith

Dallas wrote to me:

>As to explicit answers, when I find you throwing at me some of
>words and phrases of theosophy I will know that you are studying
>on your own and not just picking up my phrases and ideas. A
>tennis court is not a class in philosophy.  It is tennis.  And
>when we play that is fun, but generally it gets us nowhere in
>terms of real advancement, of service to others, or of
>enhancement of our own capacities.   ( and I have played plenty
>of ball games in my youth, too.)

Dallas, you give yourself way too much credit and me way too little, my
friend.  Rest assured, I am "not just picking up on [your] phrases and
ideas."  You know nothing about me nor what I have or have not studied.

I lack any need or desire to "prove" anything to you; additionally, I also
lack any need or desire to use Theosophical lingo to express my Self.  If
you think our discussions are simply "tennis" - in essence, suggesting you
may have learned nothing from me - do not respond to or read my posts.  I,
on the other hand, have indeed learned a few things from you.

Unfortunately, just because you have placed yourself in some kind of
"teacher/leader" role does not mean others view you as such.  I view you as
an equal - nothing more, nothing less.  If you are uncomfortable with that
or have a problem with me as an individual - again, you do not need to
respond to my posts.  The delete key comes in handy in cases such as this.

I'll be more than happy to have a conversation with you - but it will not be
according to your rules nor will I ponder for too long the question "Oh
dear, will this please or offend Dallas?"  You clearly did NOT ponder the
question "Oh dear, will this please or offend Kym?"  And we should not have

And, Dallas - get over your "ageism."  I am in college, yes - but that
doesn't necessarily mean I am "young" nor that I am pursuing my first degree.

And here is a nightmare scenario for you: I'm out of school for the summer
and I've nothing to do. . .except hang around theos-talk.

Maybe. . .could it be?. . .I'm somehow YOUR karma?  (gasp!)


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