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?


  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.


    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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