Human Interest

It's About Time

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How many of you have ever heard this said?  'It's about time!'  It might have been when you were young and your mother or father was tired of waiting for you to do something and you finally did what you were asked; and their tone implied it had taken you too long to complete the task.  It's as if they were standing in front of you with a stop watch watching the minutes ticking by.  Perhaps this comment if heard in various forms often enough became internalized and you might even as an adult act these words out in your inner dialogue; as if your parent were standing in front of you and criticizing you.  In which case maybe you would often feel under pressure to get things done quickly enough.  and be critical of yourself when that didn't occur.   And yet...

 

 

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Dreams

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I bet you've wondered about a dream.  What could it mean?  I have been asked about dreams a lot.  But from an Adlerian point of view the only way to explain a dream is to understand the thoughts and ideas of the dreamer.  Yes, I know there are many books on dreams and they even explain the symbols and what they might mean.  However, for all the possible explanations there are many that are not given.  Any idea why? Right. It's because each of us is different and our dreams are what Alfred Adler called the 'night laborabory' of our daytime thoughts.  It's in our dreams that we try out new solutions to present concerns or outcomes that would create a sense of well being, or so many other goals.  How can a book on dreams know our unique thoughts?  If you said, it can't.  You're rght.  From an Adlerian point of view, since each of us is unique,our ideas are unique as well.  Our ideas during the day as well as our ideas during the night are based on our own perceptions and, in terms of dreams,. our symbolism.   While any number of people might use the same symbolism it would, therefore, have a different meaning within each person's dream; and in order to be understood would have to be understood in terms of the individual 's perceptions and experiences.  No book is that perspicatious.  

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Private Logic vs. Common Sense

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Have you ever noticed that an idea you had, didn't make sense? That's silly you might even tell yourself.  But nonetheless you continue to hold on to it.  Have you ever wondered why?  Probably not, since most of us don't generally question our beliefs.  You might even say out loud or to yourself,  'That's who I am.'  But it isn't.  It's what you believe.


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