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Category: Fatum Operandi

Emotion as Self-Discipline

Emotion is the double-edged sword of humanity. It can be the ultimate form of motivation to carry out the impossible, and it can be the relentless force that drives us to our own destruction. If we never felt anything, we would...

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Defining Self-Discipline

Throughout history, successful people have had one obvious thing in common: self-discipline. High achievers are always willing to do things that average humans are unwilling to do. But how does one define self-discipline?...

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Fight or Flight

Fear: 1) “An unpleasant emotional state characterized by anticipation of pain or great distress and accompanied by heightened autonomic activity especially involving the nervous system” 2) “Agitated foreboding often of some real...

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Associations

Our behavioral patterns are a product of our life experiences, positive and negative. With each experience, an association is developed. Personality traits, mannerisms, appearances, songs, particular objects, anything can become...

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The Nature of Attachment

Why are we drawn to the things we are? What makes us decide we like or relate better to one type of person, object, or subject more so than another? Why do we become attached to the things we do? Emotional attachment is a very...

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Emotional Denial

It’s almost funny how so many people can deny how they actually feel about something, or why they do the things they do. Some would say it’s because the admission of whatever reasons would be too painful to accept, or perhaps...

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What Makes You Tick?

Why do we act the way we do? Why is it that some things that would normally bother just about anyone else seem to have no effect on us, yet other things that seem so trivial can put us right through the roof? Why do we feel the...

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Loss

It is my intention to raise in this dialogue the topic of loss and grief and how one deals with it in their life. In my previous version of this dialogue, I feel that I did not fully understand my own methods of dealing with...

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Viewing Myself

As you look in the mirror, who do you see? How do you feel about that self? Do you know why? Self Image, something many of us do not think about too often. It is the way in which we view ourselves in our mind. It is the way we...

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Whence Springs This Feeling?

Once we have observed ourself and noted our emotional responses to various situations, we can then begin to analyze those emotions more fully. Keeping notes is a useful task at this point (frankly, keeping notes is always a...

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