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the Wakefield Doctrine talks about luuuvv (twisted-mix tape tuesday)

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)

You think that it is natural to fall in love?

Friends of the Doctrine Jen (writing in ) ‘Break the Parenting Mold’  and co-hostini  Kristi  at ‘Finding Ninee’
are musically enhanced lifeforms and do this thing on Tuesdays which is to present an idea/concept/dream/desire/wish/curse/emotional state and ask y’all to propose a series of songs that provoke the state with the listener (That is what I believe they are doing, but you might want to double check over at theys blogs, just to be sure and all.)

This Tuesday it being:       ‘Forbidden Love’

Well, on the issue of forbidden love* the Wakefield Doctrine would say:

clarks: yes…but the odds are they (the other person) will never know

scotts: yes…and they (the soon-to-be-loved-or-beloved-or-possessed )don’t stand chance

rogers: yes…but if you have to include the other person (the object of a too, too personal manifestation of instinct)  it will ruin everything

to the musical proof:


but then reality enters the situation


time goes by


no! not cynical


to end it all

* clarks:  well, if you think we should
*scotts:   yum, yum
* rogers: well, as long as we remember who’s idea this was


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April 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm

it’s is not just what you see, it’s what you infer… about how (the person) relates themselves to the world around them… this is the Wakefield Doctrine

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)

The following videos will present you with a clark; then a clark and a scott and a roger, then a scott and a roger and finally a scott and a roger

First up  Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger

Second is very instructive for seeing a clark and a scott and a roger: Robert DeNiro, David Caruso and some roger:

Third is a scott and a roger in the form of Jack Nicholson and James Spader… listen to the word choice of James Spader all emotions… ‘how bad I feel’ and ‘I love you Will’ lol…and watch the eyes!! (the eyes of the roger are ‘looking around’ not watching in the scottian sense…rather looking to be assured that the herd is near.

Fourth is a classic! A scott and a clark… (this is the first video I found for the purposes of illustrating the types… at the end of the tape… DeNiro’s character simply explains why he is a clark and Pesci is a scott…

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April 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

A medley of emotion… of mix tapes and relationships. All in the context of the Wakefield Doctrine (..of course!)

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)

Our friend Jen, at Breaking the Parenting Mold has written a Post titled: Twisted Mix-tape Tuesday   and has invited her Readers to devise (or create or imagine of compile) as list of songs to resonate with a certain theme,  in the case of today’s Post it is:
‘Why you have to play me like this?’

The real challenge here is a very interesting, albeit in a different context, challenge for those of us working on the Wakefield Doctrine. The Doctrine holds that we all live our lives in one of three worldviews, and that what most people refer to as personality type, the Wakefield Doctrine maintains is simply an appropriate  strategy in dealing with the nature of the world that one finds themselves in, there being three characteristic worldviews: the world of the Outsider, the worldview of the Predator and the reality of the Member of the Herd. It is how a person relates themselves to these three (very real) personal realities that produces what is called personality types.  Where this mix tape thing is interesting is that it is asking us to take a very personal emotional perception and pick songs that represent the subjective experience that occurs when the individual listens to a song. Where this is related to the Wakefield Doctrine is in that we maintain that for the three personality types, the three worldview, how life is experienced is, how the individual manifests themselves is based on three very distinct… somethings…. lol.  Lets try to get all basic: the three personality types are clarks(the Outsider), scotts(the Predator and rogers(the Member of the Herd) and one way of describing the three is: clarks think, scotts act and rogers feel.  And part of the challenge (and huge potential benefit) is to acquire the ability to perceive the world as ‘the other two’ do.  Of course, the problem arises when you realize that each are manifesting from distinctly different perspectives: rational thought, direct action and subjective emotion.

Where this all ties into Jen’s project is how do you translate one subjective experience into a form that can be relayed and accepted by another person causing (that person) to experience the same emotion/reaction/thought…

stay tuned.

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April 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

‘…the miracle of 5 loaves and 2 fishes’, the Wakefield Doctrine and improving the quality of your life

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Yes, we really did use a reference to one of the most famous of the miracles in the New Testament in the title of today’s Post.

Before our more literal minded Readers ( yeah, the rogers, who else? ) get themselves worked up, lets get right to ‘the statement that is being made’. Everyone has heard about the miracle of the loaves and fishes. We (just) learned from our friends at wikipedia that this is the only miracle that is repeated/re-told in all 4 Gospels.  Quick re-cap of the story for our non-judeo/christian/Western culture Friends:

This is also known as the “miracle of the five loaves and two fish” given that the Gospel of John reports that five small barley loaves and two small fish supplied by a boy were used by Jesus to feed a multitude.

According to the Gospels, when Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been killed, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place near Bethsaida.  The crowds followed Jesus on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
“Bring them here to me,” he said.

Jesus directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. ( our friends at Wikipedia )

The story is told and re-told for various purposes and to make a variety of points…true generosity is limitless, the power of sharing and the nutritional importance of seafood as a source of  Omega-3 fatty acids. But what lesson can we take from this story  that would help us with (using the Wakefield Doctrine) to improve the quality of our own lives? Two things:

    1. the Wakefield Doctrine is for you and not for them
    2. there is no single, global strategy for improving the quality of your life
    3. (and) it does not have to make sense in order to work

When we say, ‘the Wakefield Doctrine is for you and not for them‘ we mean that it (Doctrine) cannot be used to change the behavior of other people in our lives. We sometimes look around and think, ‘My life would be better if only so and so was different’ or ‘I would be able to do this, if only they would not do that’. The Wakefield Doctrine lets you understand why people act the way that they do. That’s it.

The Doctrine maintains that you have the capability of acting as the other two personality types do. If you are a clark, there may be times when you would be best served acting like a scott. If you are a roger then there are times to be clarklike.

And, most of the time, knowing about clarks and scotts and rogers is just plain fun as you watch people act just the way you read about in this blog!

Get it?

No?  well pass me the fish sticks anyway!

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July 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

while ‘a dead balloon is a dead balloon’, the quality that gives life to the (non-dead) balloons is imperishable and therefore hold(s) out hope to all balloons

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…it has been said that “out of the mouths of babes come words of wisdom“, but then it has also been said “in mind of the child (is) the world as it should be and can never be

This Post is intended to be neither wise nor insightful, instead the hope is to be a little amusing with a sightly wry note (and just a hint of profundity).

The inventor of the rubber balloon, (the most common balloon) was Michael Faraday in 1824, via experiments with various gases.

 ‘the space within’

We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the wheel depends.
We turn clay to make a vessel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the vessel depends.
We pierce doors and windows to make a house;
And it is on these spaces where there is nothing that the usefulness of the house depends.
Therefore just as we take advantage of what is, we should recognize the usefulness of what is not.

Holy shit! Yes, you really are reading a Post that is submitted as an entry to a Contest that is defined as ‘..a Post-writing Contest with the phrase ‘a dead balloon is a dead balloon’ in the Title, otherwise the Post can be on any topic or explore any subject, no limits on length or brevity’.
OK….and yet, you are still staring at a Post that has:

  • a totally fabricated ‘old saying’ ( the thing about …in the minds of )
  • a Wikipedia* definition of balloons
  • a Chinese ideogram that is being presented as the ‘word’ for ‘the space within’
  • * yeah, clarks react to Wikipedia the way that scotts react to ‘totally, guaranteed consequence-less sex’ and rogers respond to “just a small group of you friends and co-workers would like to present you with an award, that is, if you don’t mind”
  • what I am afraid is a photo of Michael Faraday ( being a clark, we won’t go totally out on the limb and do anything more than post the photo and know that it has a connection)…somewhere…we really hope
So, what does this entry to the Post-writing Contest give you in the way of insight into the world of a clark?
Unfortunately very little useable information. Which is ironic, as ‘information’ is the medium of the reality of clarks.
But maybe that is an answer.
It is said that clarks are always relating to the world in terms of ‘why’ and ‘to what end’, and it is also totally true that clarks view the world ( and the people and everything else) as being ‘there’, while they (the clark) are ‘here’.
Hey, lets get all ‘Miller Analogy Test’ (MAT) on this:
A ‘dead balloon’ is to a ‘live ballon’ as clarks are to scotts and rogers.
…this is not a negative, deprecatory characterization.
The world, as experienced by scotts and rogers is a place of action and interrelations; the world for most people is ‘give and take’, all experienced in real-time… ‘I touch you and you sigh’… ‘I hear your voice and feel hungry’  you know,  the world of Life**.
In this context of this discussion, while technically,  the opposite of life may be death, here we are using the word ‘death’ to try and imply that context that permits life to exist….the space within and between
clarks experience the world/Life from the perspective of  (that) space within,  but all too often we do so with our eyes/ears closed.
we encounter people, we feel the brush of emotions as we glance off a person’s death we even change the paths of the lives of the people in this space,  that clarks exist in…but we have our eyes closed.
** you are totally correct, only clarks feel that capitalizing the ‘L’ in the word life conveys additional meaning…lol

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April 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

What does this blog look like, a Drive-In* Theater? They said to come here? wtf! all right but keep it down and no necking** in the back there scott!!

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Welcome to the (other) Wakefield Doctrine blog!


I understand that they didn’t want to clutter up their precious little blog Post with three videos…so of course it was,  “Hey lets link them over at the Wakefield Doctrine Redux…they have nothing better to do”!

Well, maybe we do have something better to do than be a landing site for the clarks who will actually click through to see the other videos that did not make it to Video Friday Post.

Ok just keep it down:

Now we get to talk at the scotts


god, isn’t this thing over yet?!  (what is this ben Hur un-abashed version)


* Drive-In Theater was once a feature found in every small town in this country…an out-door movie theater where you drove and parked in front of a giant screen and the speaker were these metal boxes that hooked in the driver-side window. Needless to say audio quality suffered a bit

**necking:  look it up

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September 23, 2011 at 8:57 am

Video Post Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Drive ( )

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Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine ( the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers )

Hey!  Watch this damn Video:

Hey, this is just a Video Post, you need to go over to the Wakefield Doctrine blog and get the low down on this damn thing….cl click this

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September 12, 2011 at 9:40 am