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    1. I actually have an oddly related cultural question with which you can assist: In Thomas the Tank Engine, I notice a recurrent theme of “usefulness”. Everyone in the stories is praised and has value for being “useful”. Is that an especially British thing?

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  1. The being is so much more important than the doing. Social status is based on doing, unfortunately. I think doing good things is important, but basing one’s identity on what one does is misguided.

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    1. I think the DO/ARE question becomes especially troublesome around certain “sin” issues, hence my continued deconstruction. Will be interesting to see what I reconstruct.

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