Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The true nature of our character is almost never known, almost.
We are comfortable with those who make us feel comfortable, sounds like such a familiar phrase.
Of course we react adversely to those who are adverse to us.
The true nature of our character is divided between those people who can tolerate our own character because they have no real choice to adversely react to our own; and those people who can't tolerate our own character but DO have a choice to adversely react to it.
I have observed this and not surprisingly have made the connection between words like:
And a whole lot of other words that simply continue to conceal the true nature of our character.
Here is my ridiculous proposition:
We firmly deny greed, ambitions, fantasies, lies, low self esteem, high self esteem, fears, panic, anger, pain and many other things that are just equal parts of our character and parallel those perceived positive traits.
Maslow knew this long ago; and it is true how by trying to cover one need by ignoring other needs simply makes for a person that is out of balance with their true nature, the composition of both natures, the good and the bad.
Next time I will spend more time looking into my own motives instead of trying to find the motives of others.