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Vision For Life
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I agree that the Bates method is often misunderstood, overlooked and misapplied, and that it happens more often than not.

In one issue of Better Eyesight, Bates himself wrote about the value of FM Alexander's treatment in eye diseases. Bates was clearly open to other approaches. He never would have developed his methods or continued to publish issues of Better Eyesight if he believed that everything that there was to say had already been said. At what point had everything been said? Frankly I think it's unreasonable to assume that everything useful has already been said about any subject, and that there are no other valid views and approaches to understanding or manipulating things.

I'm not talking about businesses either. I think you're missing my point about cultural differences. Some countries or areas have remained much the same in the way things are done, or the beliefs that have been held, or the language that has been spoken, for hundreds of years. The US is an example of one that has continually preferred new things and new ideas over the old, so it's only natural that people are drawn to the newest ones.

Dave
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"Half of our funny, heathen lives, we are bent double to gather things we have tossed away." - George Meredith
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Vision For Life - by Azula - 01-18-2007, 07:45 PM
Re: Vision For Life - by Oleg K. - 01-19-2007, 12:23 AM
Re: Vision For Life - by Minesweeper - 01-19-2007, 02:24 AM
Re: Vision For Life - by Azula - 01-19-2007, 02:08 PM
Re: Vision For Life - by Oleg K. - 01-20-2007, 08:01 AM
Re: Vision For Life - by David - 01-20-2007, 12:42 PM
Re: Vision For Life - by Minesweeper - 01-20-2007, 12:46 PM
Re: Vision For Life - by Oleg K. - 01-20-2007, 01:32 PM
Re: Vision For Life - by David - 01-20-2007, 04:08 PM
Re: Vision For Life - by Oleg K. - 01-21-2007, 01:05 AM
Re: Vision For Life - by Minesweeper - 01-21-2007, 03:16 AM
Re: Vision For Life - by Oleg K. - 01-21-2007, 05:31 AM
Re: Vision For Life - by David - 01-21-2007, 10:59 AM
Re: Vision For Life - by Minesweeper - 01-21-2007, 04:04 PM