Our early carers can act as a behaviour mirror for us. Where that mirror was distorted, counselling and psychotherapy can help in adulthood.
Recovery from mental illness requires wise maintenance.
There are great relational advantages in signalling to others our values, intentions and identity. Not least, it helps us to enlist support and make space for ourselves.
The evolved animal in us has strong immediate urges. Equally, the newer imaginative being in us is mindful of the future. It’s up to us to find a balance.
The desire to control others causes frustration. In contrast, the ability to let things be causes peace.
When we call others stupid, we are probably being stupid ourselves.