“It never happened.”

Found this to be a principal life approach of Don Draper in Mad Men. He sees this as a survival strategy, for both himself and others:

Have written about the blockage, which seems to be a common subconcious psychological reaction. The memories that just aren’t there, and when or if they come back, they destroy much personal stability. What makes the Don Draper approach particularly unsettling is that it is conscious, and deliberate.

So through most of the series, one sees patterns of behaviours that circle to the same weak end of personal potential. I know this is not good for me and those close to me, but it didn’t happen.

Why no apparent motivation to change behaviours? Tied to a lack of empathy for others–or for self. I don’t feel anything.

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About brucelarochelle

Practising Lawyer and Part-Time University Instructor (Accounting, Commercial Law, Organizational Behaviour); Part-Time Federal Tribunal Member. Non-practising Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant).
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