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The struggle for definition is veritably the struggle for life itself. In the typical Western two men fight desperately for the possession of a gun that has been thrown to the ground: whoever reaches the weapon first shoots and lives; his adversary is shot and dies. In ordinary life, the struggle is not for guns but for words; whoever first defines the situation is the victor; his adversary, the victim. For example, in the family, husband and wife, mother and child do not get along; who defines whom as troublesome or mentally sick?...[the one] who first seizes the word imposes reality on the other; [the one] who defines thus dominates and lives; and [the one] who is defined is subjugated and may be killed.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
I like the thoughts of Thomas Szasz in regard to this subject: To define yourself, is to define your environment, and the distinction of yourself from others. When we 'convince' others, we anchor, both establishing and utilizing an implicitly consensual context.
In its first, descriptive usage, morality means a code of conduct held to be authoritative in matters of right and wrong. Morals are created by and define society, philosophy, religion, or individual conscience.
Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore. The Shadow can be a source of emotional richness and vitality, and acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing and an authentic life. We meet our dark side, accept it for what it is, and we learn to use its powerful energies in productive ways. The Shadow knows why good people sometimes do "bad" things. Romancing the Shadow and learning to read the messages it encodes in daily life can deepen your consciousness, imagination, and soul.
Originally posted by predisposed
reply to post by redled
at a chimpanzee level. well unfortunately yes. Many humans are at the same level as the apes.
would you care to elaborate. to have the ultimate perspective to view your life and self from a third perspective is to be free from pain worry and such like.
please go on redled. and share what ur tripping on bro!!
big up to the psychonaut