Paradox of Life

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We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less;
we buy more, but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences,  but less time; we have more degrees, but less common sense;
more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, 
but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast,  get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired,  read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. 

We talk too much, love too seldom and lie too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life;
we've added years to life, not life to years.

We build more computers to hold more information,
to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; we've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; 
we've done larger things, but not better things; 
we've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; 
we've split the atom, but not our prejudice; we write more,  but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes; but lower morals; more food but less appeasement;
more acquaintances, but fewer friends;
more effort but less success.

These are the time of fast foods and slow digestion; 
tall men and short character; 
steep profits, and shallow relationships. 

These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare;
more leisure and less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.  These are days of two incomes, but more divorce;
of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, 
throwaway morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies,
and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the show window, 
and nothing in the stockroom. 

Indeed it's all true. Think about it again.

Marjobbelle L. Alido BEED 1-A Prof. Rosemarie Bulan The 3 Ego States

* an Ego State may be described as a coherent system of feelings with a related set of coherent behavioural patterns. * each individual seems to have available a limited repertoire of such ego states, which are not roles but psychological realities. This repertoire can be divided into 3 main categories:

1. Parental or exteropsychic - those that resemble the individual's parental figures: This has 2 main forms: * "direct parent" - the person responds as his own parent actually responded "do as I do" ex. he becomes his parent * "indirect parent"- person responds the way his parent wanted him to respond "don't do as I do, do as I say" ex.his behaviour is an adaptation to his parent's requirements has 2 main functions:

* enables the individual to act effectively as a parent of actual children, thus promoting the survival of the human race * it makes many responses automatic, which conserves a great deal of time and energy, therby freeing the Adult the necessity of making innumerable trivial decisions so that it can devote itself to more important issues, leaving routine matters to the Parent. 2. Adult or neopsychic - those that are "adult" based, autonomously directed towards objective appraisal of reality: * these states are necessary for survival

* it processes data and computes the probabilities which are essential for dealing effectively with the outside world * it also experiences its own kinds of setbacks & gratifications * eg. crossing a busy highway

* it also regulates the activities of the Parent and Child ego...
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