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Chris Meece
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I agree, but it would probably hurt us a lot more than it would hurt him.
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On 2013-03-17 19:11, professorwho wrote:
Unfortunately there are enough people who have been scarred by bad magic :-(


Yup, this is the root of many "problems" in magic.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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On 2013-03-17 19:09, ShirtlessKirk wrote:
Maybe I'm optimistic but I think most people would like magic if shown good magic. I would really hate to believe that magic is disliked by any more than an insignificant portion of the population.


I think that's fairly true, that most people like magic when they see good magic. As mentioned above, though, plenty have been tainted by bad magic, not a huge portion of the population, but enough to encourage people to perhaps focus on the issue of bad magic, the eal root, rather than complaining about "exposure," and challenge minded spectators.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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On 2013-03-15 23:00, davidpaul$ wrote:
Here is a quote from a a very successful well known magician: I respect his comments. Name withheld

"It's getting that reaction again and again and again that creates the desire to learn a new trick to perform. The awe and the question “How did you do that?” is a powerful moment. For magicians, it's not so much a matter of a big secret that we have, but it's the power of having the secret. How you answer the question - How did you do that? - determines where you'll end up going. If it's “Oh, that not a big deal, here, I'll show you how it's done,” then the magic just becomes a passing phase and you eventually become a doctor or a lawyer or something else. However, if you maintain the secrecy, then you control that power and eventually become a magician and learn another trick.

Just thought it was relevant to the conversation. But I'm thinking I should have left the sleeping dog lie.


While this certainly can play into one's ego, I completely disagree that having a secret provides any real "power." That is, it's not permanently hanging on it. If it were, then brain teasers would have long died out.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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He come up with some stuffs , I will give him that.
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