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Posted by 64bowtie on May 7, 2012, at 17:24:04

In reply to Is depression like a society's phase?, posted by ralphrogers on April 30, 2012, at 20:25:54

We are all hardwired at birth to avoid danger... Some of us get that message all bollixed up and all our lives we act "cross-wired" and mistakenly avoid the wrong things, like "NOUNS" that are NEW to us; "nouns" are people, places, things, or ideas...

Some times we will fight to the death to avoid a new idea... Because of our limited awareness, the idea may seem toooo abstract for us... Or, someone new moves into our neighborhood who dresses funny to our eye; they must be avoided because we don't wear the same clothes???

Avoidance as a survival trait, mediates curiosity in childhood... Whereas in adulthood, chock full of "already-always-thinking", the tables have tuned so now we all could use a bit more curiosity... Therefore the proper corollary in adulthood is, help to avoid avoidance by embracing curiosity in all our affairs and ventures...

Depression is protected by DENIAL and INDECISION, teaming up to hold us hostage to the dictates of our childhood... By the time we are about 25 years old, we have worn the mantle of fledgling adulthood for about 10 years... By now most of us can talk the talk, as well as walk the walk as an adult... Curiosity will lead us to our personal power, shining the light of clarity on the very dim world of our depression...

Try curiosity; youll like it and yourself much better...


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