THE SCALE OF DISCOUNT
 
                                ACT - 18
                           15 September 1993
 
                 Copyright (C) 1993 Homer Wilson Smith
 
     The following is taken from ADORE, which in turn stole most of it
from Transactional Analysis.
 
     You will find most people on this scale somewhere as regards to
their major ruin in life.  It also applies between parent and child.
Child goes "I got a problem', parent goes, "What problem, there's no
problem!'
 
                                  DEAD
 
                          There is NO PROBLEM.
 
                  There is a PROBLEM but NO SOLUTION.
 
    There is a PROBLEM and a SOLUTION but NO ONE WILL EVER FIND IT.
 
       There is a PROBLEM and a SOLUTION and SOMEONE MAY FIND IT.
 
 There is a PROBLEM and a SOLUTION and SOMEONE WILL FIND IT but NOT ME.
 
         There is a PROBLEM and a SOLUTION and I may  FIND IT.
 
         There is a PROBLEM and a SOLUTION and I will FIND IT.
 
        There is a SOLUTION but NO PROBLEM so I will CREATE ONE.
 
                  There is NO SOLUTION and NO PROBLEM
                                  and
                I CAN and MAY or MAY NOT CREATE EITHER.
 
                   I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT a PROBLEM IS.
 
 
 
                             There is also,
 
       There is a PROBLEM and a SOLUTION and ONLY I will find it.
 
      There is a PROBLEM and a SOLUTION and ONLY I won't find it.
 
 
     Homer