Alpha, Beta, Omega ...does it really matter?  

complexlysimple 35M
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7/26/2006 5:40 pm

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7/29/2006 6:42 am

Alpha, Beta, Omega ...does it really matter?

Okay, in the time it took for me to get up and start to reheat some more goulash/hot-dish/casserole/whatever name you know it by I more or less answered my title question ... and like most things the answer is "it matters only so much as you want it to"

I guess the trying to differentiate between the different status levels is one of those things that irritates me ...not so much of because where I fall ..(I've heard all three) but that that label seems to stick ...which is just stupid in my opinion

actually being rigid and inflexible seems rather unwise altoghter.... because it seems the faster and better a person can adapt to a given situation the more likely they are to succeed ... of course there is the downside to that where discarding of the old isn't smart either (especially when it's people)...actually that really wouldn't be adaptation in the truest sense -which I suppose is more like evolution in my mind-

Which brings me back to my issue with the 'status' rankings ... in my mind a true alpha is at both the top and bottom simultaneously ..and the omega is at both the bottom and top simultaneously... because being at the botom may require being humble, gracious -basically everything that individuals state is 'good' - to survive.

Those at the top may be required to do to less than pleasant things to ensure the survival of the group..

Wonder if that makes any sense...

Anyway I think the problem is what gets defined as the group .... I suppose that may just be one of the real causes of war/conflict .... 'bad' definitions and not seeing how opposing views can be the same....

.....okay I'm starting to wonder if my apartment has gremlins or something I know I turned of the AC when I left this morning ..yet it was on when I got home (not for the first time either) ..and now my plate of food seems to have been eaten faster than it seems it should have... (I'll take the blame for the food, but I do wonder about the AC)

cookiequeen1000 54F

7/26/2006 6:41 pm

The faster and better a person can adapt to a given situation the more likely they are to succeed ... is true, but another reason is survival - which can have absolutely nothing to do with succeeding, per se, but merely making it through.

complexlysimple replies on 7/27/2006 4:00 pm:
true, but like you say it may no be 'sucess' per se ...but it does mean that the individaul is succeeding at surviving ...which is not always a simple task.

BaronessK 53F

7/27/2006 3:11 am

Go with the flow...and know where not to step.

Could be a ghost and not Gremlins -- or it could just be a faulty thermostat, hun!

complexlysimple replies on 7/27/2006 4:01 pm:
hmm... maybe the simple answer is someone else's remote turns it on ...because it's not the thermostat's completely turned off the only other thing I could do is unplug it ...

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