chapter  3
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Moving Beyond Clock Logic

TIME FOR A NEW LOGIC Einstein said that everything had changed except our way of thinking. Certainly if we are to make progress in our relationships with ourselves and others, we must change our traditional ways of thinking-we must make the shift from "clock logic" to "reverse logic." I call it reverse logic because it is a way of reasoning that avoids being certain about anything, especially why people are the way they are or why they do the things they do. Reverse logic changes the perceptions, emotions, and beliefs of both ourselves and other people through adopting alternatives to argument based on reason and logic. Using reverse logic requires that we quitdeluding .ourselves with the idea that, if only people would "see reason," or fit into our belief systems, the world would be a better place.