To: Walter Block <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: last thoughts, on the positives
I hope you do well in the debate but also I hope you don’t feel any pressure to have to do well. If there is any meanness let him win that competition hands down, imo.
Thanks for your support. When I first started public speaking, debates, I had a lot of pressure, self imposed. I would get dry throat, stomach cramps, lousy moods. Now, through REBT, I’ve still got some self-imposed pressure, but very, very little. I now actually look forward to debates, public speaking, writing, etc. I try not to be mean to my debating opponents. I try to convert them to my viewpoints. You get more flies with honey, etc.
1. Edelstein, Michael R. “The Trouble with Self-esteem.” Liberty, January 2001, pp. 43-46, 50.
2. Edelstein, Michael R. and David Ramsay Steele. 2019. Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. San Francisco, CA: Gallatin House http://therebt.life/
3. Ellis, Albert. Myth of Self-esteem: How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Can Change Your Life Forever. 2005.
4. Virtually all books by Albert Ellis.
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