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Change In Behavior

Change your thinking, and your behavior will change.” How many times have you heard or seen that sentence? Of course, it’s true, but as ever, the devil’s in the details. In my case, I’ve often fooled myself into thinking that my thinking has changed when it really hasn’t. So, the question is, who are “I” and “myself” in the previous sentence?

  1. charliealfred
    April 24, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Pop Psychology. Freud knew. Only he wrote about three: The Id, Ego, and Super Ego.
    http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/personalityelem.htm

    Id = unconscious, survival preserving, pleasure seeking, immediate gratification

    Ego = strives to satisfy the id’s desires in realistic and socially appropriate ways, weighing the costs and benefits of an action before deciding.

    Super Ego = the aspect of personality that holds all of our internalized moral standards and ideals that we acquire from both parents and society–our sense of right and wrong. The superego provides guidelines for making judgments

    Costs, benefits and uncertainty are in the Ego’s realm. But these are (should be) objective. The subjective part comes from the Id (what I want, selfishly) and Super Ego (what I think is right).

    Don’t know how that maps back to I and Myself (or Me, Myself, and Irene), but the Id doesn’t change,only your ability to judge (Ego) and the filters you use to weigh the judgements (Super Ego).

    Charlie

    • April 25, 2012 at 6:37 am

      Thanks. And BTW, I set a golf camp record today. I lost 16, yes, 16, golf balls in the woods and waters of “The Majors” golf course. I think another guy in our 8-some lost more, but he didn’t keep track.

  2. charliealfred
    April 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    But, on the bright side, it never took you more than 3 to get out of a bunker 🙂

    • April 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Yepp, there’s always a bright side.

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