There are some things you shouldn’t do when you have a very strong boxer mix. Like running full speed into the couch with her chasing you, and expecting that she won’t accidentally punch you in the face when she lands on top of you.
There are several approaches to psychology, but on my last exam the two approaches that we covered were humanistic and behavioral.
Humanistic approach is the idea that everyone has free will and the right to act in any way that they please. Humanists also view people are good, and that their…
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I take parts of both views.
While I think that people are basically good (I don’t buy into the blank canvas thing) I believe that their environment has an affect on them- but whether the environment or their own inner self affected the outcome can be impossible to decipher!
Say that Jane grew up in a rough neighborhood, father a drug dealer and mother MIA. Somehow, Jane has managed to do well, not get into the wrong crowds and go off to college. Her siblings were not as lucky, and got into gangs and drugs.
Now is there something special about Jane that made her different than her siblings and thriving in her situation? OR was it the environment that just happened to have that affect on her? The later still does assume that there was something about her in the first place that led her to react that way to the environment.
I also believe in free will but also the snare that is the human mind trapping us and tricking us into a helplessness (sometimes this is the basis for therapy!).
I feel like I need to slow down. Someone needs to switch the brake on so I can take a breath!
I say I need a nap, while really I need a full night of sleep. Can’t seem to keep my energy levels up, nor use my time for what I’d like to. But that’s what the final stretch of the semester is all about, yes? If it were all rainbows and puppies we wouldn’t need to hold a “Stress-Out Day” on my college campus!
At times like these I wonder- days that I spend studying, what if I were to die that day? Was I truly living, or just buying into part of the human experience by getting my education? In no way am I undermining education. I am truly lucky to have the chance to go to college, which not all people have. I just noticed that people like me stop appreciating what they have when they are stressed out. They just want it to end.
Living like a zombie, rising and doing my duty of dining on the flesh of knowledge mindlessly- that’s not how I want to live! I want to be fully aware and awake to take in what’s going on, even on material that is not the most exciting. Even what seems menial, I want to actually take something from even the least entertaining moments. Not as a “just in case I die” sort of thing. Because I want to appreciate each and every moment for all that it can be.
Realistically? I know that it’s impossible if not irrationally difficult to do so, and it frustrates me in moments when I feel all gung-ho like this!
Could be the stress that’s leading to the idea of “the daily grind” getting to me. In the least, having to wait for a less hectic life boils down to being patient, and I have to realize that it’ll all be worth it when I have a career that I love!
“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.”—Psalm 27:4-5
Something I find that is really neat about the internet is that it lets you connect with the most insightful, kind, wonderful people- who you otherwise may not have ever met! And because the internet encourages self-expression, it feels like you can really get to know them.
I won’t be gone for a fun reason. I have a couple of papers that are all due tomorrow, plus a performance in a play tonight. I don’t have the time for Tumblr. *_* Even though this relieves my stress, it can be distracting. I’ll see you all in a few days!