All this search for self-discovery.

Seems that the discovery is that of patterns of behaviours, positive and negative.

Generally discovered through the observations or questions of others.

The concern then becomes what, if any, patterns to change.

What some psychologists do.

While never using the word “should”.

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2 Responses to Patterns

  1. Personality research, like studies of identical twins separated at birth, shows that much behaviour is genetically based, rather than learned. What if you can’t change, because it’s programmed in? Perhaps the goal is absolution, rather than resolution?

  2. On December 31, 2015, Neil Remington Abramson commented further, as follows:

    I suppose that if you tell people their behaviour is genetically based, then it is not, perhaps, under their control. So they can do whatever they do and are absolved from responsibility. I favour instead the views of St. Paul. You are supposed to struggle against your sinfulness, not insist it is just natural and cannot be sin if it’s out of your control.

    No one wants to be the vehicle of absolution for people who just need an excuse to avoid struggling with their baser nature.

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