It occurred to me that there are a number of followers to the 2 Mile Run and associated blogs, who may not be familiar with the blog that accounts for them all, the Wakefield Doctrine.
So here you go. A typical non-bloghop post
Tuesday -the Wakefield Doctrine-
Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
Hey, New Readers? Don’t hesitate to ask a question in the Comments, if something doesn’t seem to make sense in this (or any) Post. The others will be happy to help, if we do not get to address the question. (Bonus on this, though, as we do not hesitate to copy/paste comments that raise issues or frame perspectives in a novel way. And, how cool would that be?*)
Today’s post we need to rant.**
And, before we start, allow us to state, unequivocally that there are no bad personality types, here at the Wakefield Doctrine. All three have strengths and they have weaknesses. But that is easy to accept, seeing how, underneath it all, the Wakefield Doctrine is predicated on the idea that we, all of us, are born with the potential to experience life from any of three perspectives:
- clarks(the Outsider) a person who has been defined as not a part of the world they believe they see others living in, and, like a person who believes they’ve opened a fortune cookie intended for someone else, lives a life characterized by privacy (as opposed to secrecy) and endless searching for the thing that everyone else appears to have learned. clarks think
- scotts(the Predator) a person as god had intended, if he/she hadn’t been distracted by someone/something and threw in self-consciousness, scotts live as close to a natural life as possible without being put in jail or an institution; the moment is the basic, (and only essential), unit of life; unburdened by excessive doubt or introspection they are free to do what they want, until someone or something stops them. scotts act
- rogers(the Herd Member) in all likelihood, these are the people the Outsider bases their assumption of being lacking in understanding on; living in a universe they know is quantifiable, they live to discover better ways to express the Rules and enhance their membership in the company of others; really, what else could be the reason they know they belong. rogers feel
Finding ourselfs in one of three, (and only one), reality, we develop our social styles, strategies of interacting and getting by in life among others. We learn to be clarks, scotts and rogers. (Bonus concept: if one accepts this premise, we are each possessed of the perfect personality type, given the reality in which we live.) And, triple bonus! We live in one of the three personal realities, but we do not lose the potential of the other two.
Damn, almost forgot! lol OK, didn’t almost forget. clark here, remember? But I saw a example of a manifestation of the rogerian worldview that has me wanting to rant two days later.
So, we’re channel surfing this Sunday. There was so much not worth watching that we paused on a high school academic contest-thing…. you know, like Jeopardy except the contestants, (teams of four from two schools), didn’t have to frame the answer in the form of a question.
Alright, we can live with that. Further, the contestants appeared on the screen in two grids, side-by-side. Sorta Hollywood Squares, except without Charles Nelson Reilly. Still good. So we watch. The moderator explains the way the score is tracked. We’re paying too much attention to listen, ’cause this game is based on information and, being a clark, we can’t wait to kick some adolescent, AP, 3.9 GPA butt.
Funny thing happens. We’re crushing them, (of course), and we notice that when the, ‘Time is Up!’ while most of the squares show a green border, some show red.
Wait a minute. We try to remember the explanation of the scoring. Luckily for us, there was a roger in the house.
… Multiple choice question is asked. Contestants enter their selection. Their respective square lights up green when they are correct… and. fricken. on. the. screen red when they are wrong! And, just so no one can escape…if they don’t answer at all, their cell, (the one they’re sitting in that their friends and their families and the kid that they hoped, seeing them on TV would be so impressed they might have a shot).. light up in grey. Grey!?#@?#?@ Grey’s not a color!!
New Readers? While we don’t have tests here at the Wakefield Doctrine we enjoy figuring out what the predominant worldview of a person is****
I need me a music vid to rinse the rant from my head.
* sure, we know some stuff about ya already, such as anyone who comes back and reads down to here is either a clark or has a significant secondary clarklike aspect.
** What? No, no one said that getting and understanding and employing the princioples of the Doctrine in our lifes will have you ripping the sheets off the bed to wear instead of street clothes and not needing shoes, ’cause the path we walk is smooth as child’s compliment.***
*** Well, gotta qualify this a little… we mean the intent, not necessarily the delivery.
**** and, for the record, no one can tell you which of the three you are, at least they cannot with any Doctrine-sanctioned authority