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When I was little, I had an erroneous belief about certain people. It didn't take me long to get over it, but it's a good thing that I did, as it would not have served me well in later life. How did I get rid of it?
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Certain people - do they have something in common? Race? Religion? Political views? Gender? Age? Did you have this scrund when you were 5? 10? 15? 20?
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Certain people - do they have something in common? Some of them are grouped in different manners, but they all have one main thing in common; being "other"
Race? Some of them
Religion? Others this, but probably these three overlap along with the unmentioned fourth
Political views? And this
Gender? Age? Not these
Did you have this scrund when you were 5? Around this
10? I was losing it by then, though I didn't dare say so
15? 20? No, I had it cured before I was 15, all except the last bit which you didn't mention, so I'll give it up; one of the groups was "non-heterosexuals"
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Is more than one group involved? And one was homosexuals, correct? Or does it include the whole LGBT spectrum?
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Is more than one group involved? And one was homosexuals, correct? Or does it include the whole LGBT spectrum?
The whole LGBT spectrum in essence, though mostly homosexuals. And the rest are all different groups, though individuals can be in more than one group (including the LGBT one).
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Number of total groups involved: 2? 3? 4? 5? More? [LTPF list of integers]? Is the scrund that the groups were mutually exclusive?
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Number of total groups involved: 2? 3? 4? 5? More? [LTPF list of integers]? Is the scrund that the groups were mutually exclusive?
Oh boy...ah, let's see if I can list them all out.
Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Sicilian people,
Catholics, Jews, and any non-Christian religion,
Democrats,
and LGBTs (particularly the first two) though that last issue didn't even come up until I was fifteen, so it doesn't really apply...it only applies in that I quickly rid myself of the "repeated" scrund in the same way as I'd gotten rid of the other ones.
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Is the environment in which you grew up relevant? Had you ever encountered people in those groups before you got rid of the scrund?
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Is the environment in which you grew up relevant? Yes, at least the people in my house, one particularly
Had you ever encountered people in those groups before you got rid of the scrund? Yes to some, no to others.
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Relevant person in your house - mother? Father? Sibling?
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Relevant person in your house - mother? Father My father caused the scrund.? Sibling?
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Were your parents together at the time you got the scrund? Separated? Relevant?
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Were your parents together at the time you got the scrund? Yes
Separated? They separated when I was 13 and divorced when I was 15, but that's irrelevant to the LGBT bit.
Relevant? Only to the fact that when I was little I lived in the same house as my father.
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Are all the members of your household white, straight, Christian, Republican, and American? If not all, was your father? Was your scrund simply about groups that are different from you/your family?
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Are all the members of your household white, straight, Christian, Republican, and American?All the people that were in my immediate family, yes. More extended family (mostly, my mother's brother-in-law's family) was definitely not many of those things, and this is important

If not all, was your father? Was your scrund simply about groups that are different from you/your family? Yes to both.
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Is your father's attitude towards your mother's in-laws relevant?
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Is your father's attitude towards your mother's in-laws relevant? Yes, though not just them particularly.
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Did you ever meet your mother's brother-in-law's family? Or just hear about them? From your father?
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Did you ever meet your mother's brother-in-law's family? Oh yes, quite often at family gatherings
Or just hear about them? No, I knew them all, except for "Uncle" Mitchell who died when I was very small
From your father? He avoided talking about or to them if he could, except to disparage them
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Did your father give you the scrund? Did he speak hatefully about them? Is your mother's bro-in-law himself relevant?
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Did your father give you the scrund? Yes (I think I already said this)
Did he speak hatefully about them? Always. Very relevant
Is your mother's bro-in-law himself relevant? Extremely relevant!(His name is Paul, by the way, though that's irrelevant...his brother is "Uncle" Mitchell, quotes because Mitchell was not actually my uncle, just my cousins' uncle)
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Is Paul white? Republican? Christian? Straight? American? Is any of these more relevant than the others?
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Is Paul white? Er...well, he's Sicilian.
Republican? I don't know.
Christian? I'm pretty sure, yeah.
Straight? Definitely yes.
American? Yes.
Is any of these more relevant than the others? Being Sicilian is.
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Is he actually from Sicily? Or is he just Sicilian by ancestry?

*is reminded of that long ramble by Vizzini in The Princess Bride - "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!!!"*
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Is he actually from Sicily? Or is he just Sicilian by ancestry? You know, I don't know. But I think the latter.

*is reminded of that long ramble by Vizzini in The Princess Bride - "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!!!"* Inconceivable!
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Is your father's ancestry relevant? Does he have something against foreigners?
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Is your father's ancestry relevant? He's mostly a mix of various British ancestry, plus a dash of French, though he was born in New York.
Does he have something against foreigners? YES. A *lot*.
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Was your scrund about foreigners? That they were somehow "lower" than Americans?
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Was your scrund about foreigners? Not 'foreigners' in the sense of 'not Americans'...because...
That they were somehow "lower" than Americans? Well, that they were "lower" than white (Anglo-Saxon) people. Now, how did I get rid of that, to bring us back to the original question?
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By meeting some?

Did someone else help you get rid of the scrund?
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By meeting some? This helped a bit, but first...

Did someone else help you get rid of the scrund? Indirectly this (as in, I've never met the person responsible)
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Person - HAM? Alive? Is it Jesus?
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Person - HAM? Yes.
Alive? Let me double check on that...No, not since September 24, 1991. So he was alive back when this scrund was happening most, then.
Is it Jesus? No, although He certainly helped too :-)
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Shame on me - I Googled the date and know the answer. And this is a good one.

I'll stay out of this one, but I really like the answer.
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You're absolutely sure? Email me so I can double-check...I hate when you leave my puzzles, Balin :-(
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And I hate leaving puzzles =( - emailed.
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While you are indeed entirely correct in your guess, Balin, you did not $poyle the puzzle because you answered me "who", not "how"; it's not the whole answer. Feel free to put in your answer and keep at it!
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Person = Dr. Seuss, so...

Was the scrund vanquished through reading one of his books?
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Yesish...his books are involved(ish) but not reading (and it'd be helpful to establish which ones, too)
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Gay, black, Jewish, Mexicans involved?

Is the title of the books (as in, opposed to the content of the book, not meaning what book it was per se) relevant?
Are there [LTPF list of integers] relevant books?
Yertle the Turtle? Horton Hears a Hoot? One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish? Cat in the Hat? Any Cat in the Hat sequels? The Lorax?
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Oh, and creepy.... I have an Uncle Mitchell (who is still alive) and he had a brother who died young.... Younger than your Mitchell though. He was 1. My mom wasn't even born yet, and scarily if Mark hadn't died, my grandparents may never have conceived my mother. Which means I wouldn't be born. So if I build a time machine, I'm not saving him lest I invoke the grandfather paradox.
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Gay, black, Jewish, Mexicans involved?

Is the title of the books (as in, opposed to the content of the book, not meaning what book it was per se) relevant? Certain books are relevant.
Are there [LTPF list of integers] relevant books? Okay, let's see if I can explain this without giving too much away.

There are two books involved. The Cat in the Hat character is relevant to one, but not the book or its sequels. That book is relevant to two other books which are not relevant to the scrund. Remember, though, I was not reading these books.

So Book 1 = not related to Cat in the Hat character
Book 2 = related to Cat in the Hat character as well as 2 other books irrelevant to the scrund


Yertle the Turtle? Horton Hears a Hoot? Hears a Who, you mean? One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish? Cat in the Hat? Any Cat in the Hat sequels? The Lorax? None of the above. The *character* of the Cat in the Hat is relevant in a way, though.
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Oh the Thinks You Can Think? How the Grinch Stole Christmas? (These are the only ones I can think of right now...*sigh* it's been a while.)
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Oh the Thinks You Can Think?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas? (These are the only ones I can think of right now...*sigh* it's been a while.)Aww, poor Balin. No, not those.
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One more just came to mind...

500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins?

Though I doubt that's it....
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One more just came to mind...

500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins?

Though I doubt that's it....Nope. Google is your friend, Balin.
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And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937
Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949
The Butter Battle Book, 1984
Cat in the Hat, 1957
Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958
Cat's Quizzer, The
Daisy-Head Mayzie
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973
Dr. Seuss ABC, 1963
Dr. Seuss Sleep Book, 1962
The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938
The Foot Book, 1968
Fox in Socks, 1965
Great Day for Up! 1974
Green Eggs and Ham, 1960
Happy Birthday to You, 1959
Hop on Pop, 1963
Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940
Horton Hears a Who, 1954
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1957
Hunches in Bunches, 1982
I Am Not Going to Get up Today!, 1987
I Can Draw It Myself: By Me, Myself with a Little Help from My Friend Dr. Seuss, 1970
I Can Lick Thirty Tigers Today & Other Stories, 1969
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, 1978
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1992
If I Ran the Circus, 1956
If I Ran the Zoo, 1950
King's Stilts, 1939
The Lorax, 1971
McElligot's Pool, 1947
Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now, 1972
Mister Brown Can Moo, Can You, 1970
My Book About Me, 1969
Oh, Say Can You Say?, 1979
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
Oh! The Thinks You Can Think!, 1975
On Beyond Zebra, 1955
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, 1960
Scrambled Eggs Super!, 1953
The Seven Lady Godivas, 1987
Shape Of Me And Other Stuff, 1973
Sneetches And Other Stories, 1969
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948
Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet
Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories, 1958
You're Only Old Once
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day

Which of the above books are involved?
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And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937
Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949
The Butter Battle Book, 1984 This is "Book" 1 (though not as a book, hence the quotes)
Cat in the Hat, 1957
Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958
Cat's Quizzer, The
Daisy-Head Mayzie
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973
Dr. Seuss ABC, 1963
Dr. Seuss Sleep Book, 1962
The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938
The Foot Book, 1968
Fox in Socks, 1965
Great Day for Up! 1974
Green Eggs and Ham, 1960 This is included in "Book" 2, though irrelevant to scrund
Happy Birthday to You, 1959
Hop on Pop, 1963
Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940
Horton Hears a Who, 1954
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1957
Hunches in Bunches, 1982
I Am Not Going to Get up Today!, 1987
I Can Draw It Myself: By Me, Myself with a Little Help from My Friend Dr. Seuss, 1970
I Can Lick Thirty Tigers Today & Other Stories, 1969
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, 1978
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1992
If I Ran the Circus, 1956
If I Ran the Zoo, 1950
King's Stilts, 1939
The Lorax, 1971
McElligot's Pool, 1947
Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now, 1972
Mister Brown Can Moo, Can You, 1970
My Book About Me, 1969
Oh, Say Can You Say?, 1979
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
Oh! The Thinks You Can Think!, 1975
On Beyond Zebra, 1955
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, 1960
Scrambled Eggs Super!, 1953
The Seven Lady Godivas, 1987
Shape Of Me And Other Stuff, 1973
Sneetches And Other Stories, 1969 Two of these, including the titular story, were included in "Book" 2. However, The Sneetches is the relevant one, so I shall give you the prize, Noel.
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948
Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet
Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories, 1958
You're Only Old Once
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day

Which of the above books are involved? "The Sneetches" (from the videotape "Dr. Seuss on the Loose", accompanied by "The Zax" and "Green Eggs and Ham") and the video of "The Butter Battle Book" are the relevant tales. I watched them as a child and realized that 1) it does not matter whether one looks different from another, we are all the same regardless, and 2) fighting over lifestyles is an extremely stupid thing to do and only gets one into trouble (though the Butter Battle Book was essentially about the arms race, a little girl wasn't about to realize that, and I applied the lesson differently, though equally relevantly I hope)

When I was 15 years old, I retroactively applied the Butter Battle Book's lesson to my long-deceased "Uncle" Mitchell, who had died from AIDS, while also applying it to my friends Kenandra and Katie, a lesbian couple who were also of non-Christian faiths. Kenandra also happened to be black. In short, they were the kind of people my father would have hated me to hang out with...but they were the truest friends I ever had during high school, and in fact encouraged me to stick with my Christian beliefs and not to turn from them. Obviously, it's what's on the INSIDE that counts...a lesson that Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel began imparting to me a decade prior, and I am always going to be thankful.

That, then, is the ***SPOILER***!
Balin (Balin)
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Awesome puzzle, and awesome lesson!

And how did I forget Green Eggs and Ham?
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Thanks!

I do not know how you forgot Green Eggs and Ham, but it was only relevant in leading up to The Sneetches. *grin*
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FYI, it's "Theodor."
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Thanks, Whirligig. Sorry for the error; but then, to err is human.

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