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I know that some people carefully, rationally weigh alternatives when they come to a fork in the road. I’m typically not like that. Often my needs seem urgent and my actions are guided by powerful feelings—fear, anger, jealousy, love, lust, frustration, intuition, sympathy, courage, possessiveness, insecurity, sociability, hostility, sorrow, etc. (Notes: 1) Rather than acting in goal-oriented, measured fashion, primitive urges or childish reactions often spur this person’s actions. 2) Undoubtedly, rash, risky, “do without thinking actions” lead to early, sudden death for many.)


I am often stoically indifferent to pleasure or pain, and often unmoved by joy or grief.  I typically make decisions after careful deliberation, free from passion, unaffected by emotions, and when necessary am able to resist instant gratification and wait.  (Notes: 1) No doubt some differences in dispassionate and passionately impulsive people can be traced to brain biochemistry. 2) Learning /feedback and shaping future actions from memories of past experience can be an important part of living a long, full life. Likewise memories can help people live on after death.)

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from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows