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One of the most memorable passages in the book is a call center worker who describes having to simulate happiness as "the kind of feeling you might get from getting a sexual favor when your soul is dying."
Dr. John Sharp, a neuropsychiatrist who teaches at Harvard and UCLA and whose forthcoming book, The Emotional Calendar is due out next year, says that while being positive has value, "you can't deny the stress you're under or the reality and think you're doing yourself a favor." Real change starts with acceptance. Once that's taken place Dr. Sharp recommends a technique called PERL, an acronym that stands for Partnership, Empathy, Respect and Legitimization
Originally posted by andy1033
Be careful what you wish for, and all that.
Originally posted by Klaatumagnum
Isn't that what we are here for? (Spiritual developement) You have more power than you can imagine. Don't let them convince you that you don't. Don't get sucked into the Matrix.
Originally posted by InertiaZero
Why do you want to be hostile? That, in itself, is the opposite of what this topic is about. Thats a negative way to deal with things.
Firstly, the obvious satire has offended you. The discussion is about taking the bad with the good, and how accepting and dealing with the negative things that happen in your life, is a positive reaction. Ignoring negative influences is mentally/spiritually unhealthy. being negative at a constant rate is also very unhealthy. Life is balance/finding balance.
Secondly, if you are looking for an arguement, you will not find it here.
Taking personal potshots at me about TV consumption and doom and gloom based on zero evidence is just plain rude, but you are more than welcome to believe what you wish to believe, JUZCHILLIN. I dont hold any contempt for the world, i think it's wonderful, with all of it's flaws.
Dont be one of those flaws, on my thread.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Exactly what happened with this mortgage mess. And it's never your fault. It's not your fault you dropped out of high school, had five kids, developed a drug problem and bought a thing you cant afford. It's everyone elses.
You could be starving in Africa!