Saturday, March 19, 2011

How the Premise to Which Information is Attached

Changes the Meaning of the Information

Here is a quickie exercise for you.

Recently it is being suggested that a star who uses drugs all the time is “Bi-Polar.” This is now becoming a knee-jerk response to any instance of erratic behaviour displayed by anyone. The public LOVES psychiatric diagnosing.

Here is what I would like you to consider in relation to this topic.

Is the erratic thinking and behaviour, including drug use/addiction, caused by an underlying cause which is making the individual choose to use these drugs OR are the drugs the individual is choosing to use causing the erratic thinking and behaviour?

I want you to think about the differences n treatment and outcomes, both short and long term, depending upon WHICH premise of thought and belief you use and the action you take as a result of these beliefs. 

I also want you to think about ideas like; hopelessness, helplessness, dependency, recovery, responsibility and resolution in relation to both of those premises of belief.

THINK about it.

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