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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP
Posted by: John Schertzer
Date/Time: 19/05/2003 21:28:22

I assure you I take my relationship with my son very seriously; AND I let him watch TV, which I'm sure at this point can only help to stimulate neurological development.  At some point that may not be true, but there have been studies that show that infants learn lots of emotional distinctions from actors on TV, many of which would not be available to him everyday.

We are in contact with a number of parent support groups, and have friends with children. That's not a problem.  My question was, who determines the outcome of the system?  I'm only using my situation because it seems like a good way to test the rule we've been discussing here.  While I have, at least explicitly, much more flexibility in learned behavior patterns, the needs of my child determine much of my behavior.  Though if I didn't have those learned behaviors neither one of us would be able to exist in the the current system.  I could influence the system by moving to a different state, introducing other foods, nailing the furniture to the ceiling, yet he is always going to cry when he's hungry, or in need of emotional support, and I am always going to respond.

We both have influence, but in different ways -- you could say our variables of influence are of different logical types, if you would like, but in the end it would be impossible to weigh one set against another.  We are a system, and mutually influencing.

But, in my opinion, the Law of Requisite Variety has a function other than being right.  It is a proposition which helps one decide how to attend to the variables one has at one's disposal.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Law of Requisite Variety in NLP28/07/2002 17:26:39Carol Anne (Friday) Ogdin
     Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP30/07/2002 21:31:34John Grinder
          Re(2): Law of Requisite Variety in NLP07/08/2002 16:49:29Carol Anne (Friday) Ogdin
               Re:Re(2): Law of Requisite Variety in NLP07/08/2002 18:56:09John Grinder
     Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP04/01/2003 08:14:00nj
          Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP10/05/2003 05:21:15nj
               Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP11/05/2003 02:22:09Ryan Nagy
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP14/05/2003 23:45:39nj
                         Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP16/05/2003 08:49:39Ryan N.
                              Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP16/05/2003 19:02:31nj
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP16/05/2003 19:49:22John Schertzer
                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP17/05/2003 05:54:05nj
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP19/05/2003 21:28:22John Schertzer
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP20/05/2003 00:11:15nj
                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP20/05/2003 14:52:32John Schertzer
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP23/05/2003 23:28:14nj
     Re:Law of Requisite Variety in NLP16/01/2003 03:28:36Patrick E.C. Merlevede, MSc. (

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