posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 03:16 PM
reply to post by antonia
I am sorry I am getting back to you so late but I wanted to clear up a few things. First off I do not like cliques either and make great effort to not
be in them. I in no way consider myself better or having attained some higher status. I am a struggling, imperfect person who also likes to take
risks. Personally I approach uncertainly and ambiguity differently.
Uncertainty can be the playground for adrenalin and adrenalin can be an incredible high! If you go whitewater rafting each set of rapids provides a
degree of uncertainty and that is what is so exciting. However, if you ask your river guide if this section of river has a 30 foot waterfall and he
responds by shrugging his shoulder and tells you he's not sure, maybe, maybe not, is an ambiguity that would be troubling for most of us.
The ambiguity I am talking about is in direct relationship to the human longings that I mentioned earlier. Having been a counselor, I am very aware of
the complexity and diversity of people and I don't want to paint this issue with generalities. However, in my personal opinion, there are certain
common themes that MOST of us share. We do not like pain but we do like pleasure. I know there is always the exception such as a masochist who
experiences pleasure from pain and the sadist who enjoys pleasure giving pain.
I offered my perspective for consideration of these longings that impact human thinking, emotion and behavior. Not as an end all but part of the
reason we see so much anger and hatred. I hope this explains my position better and I agree with you. BTW this old country boy has danced on a bar
top.I am not sure why I didn't fall off!