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Re: validation seldomseen

Posted by Racer on August 31, 2008, at 15:15:03

In reply to Re: Racer-valadation, posted by seldomseen on August 31, 2008, at 14:01:02

> It IS a very good question. And again, I think my response might be a little controversial, but just bear with me.

Guess you didn't read my other post to you... I'm not going to bear with you, I'm going to appreciate your concise expression of views that largely correspond with my own.

>
> I think we give a lot of credence to people we shouldn't because they say what we are most comfortable hearing. I suspect we may even seek out the bad sometimes. We are used to it "fitting" with what we think of ourselves. It may be evil, but it's a known evil.


I think somewhere in my current talking jag -- insomnia does this to me, so I'm glad it's so rare for me -- I wrote about this as it related to my late cat. How many people can say that they acted out transference with their pets? I'm pretty special that way, huh?

Yes, I think we do. I'm not sure we seek it out because we feel comfortable with it, though. I'm more inclined to think it's recreating the old relationship so that we can Do It Right This Time, combined with a high level of tolerance for being treated badly.

But you know what? I think we arrived at the same destination via different routes -- we may not be standing on the same spot, but we're close enough to shake hands...


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