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Wednesday, 24 April 2002

LIKING OURSELVES and SELF-DECEPTION

Read an article by Dennis Rivers about expressing ourselves and dealing with conflict. Just wanna share this:j
We will all like ourselves a lot more if we choose the troubles that come from being honest and more engaged, rather than the troubles that come from various forms of conflict avoidance and self-deception, such as �I�ll feel better if I have another drink,� or� What she doesn�t know won�t hurt her.�

Our truthful lives will probably not get any easier, but they will get a lot more satisfying. A lot of people pretend in order to get what they want and to please others. That is what we used to do when we were child. As an adult now, we should be learning new skills to negotiate our conflicts, to confront more of our difficulties and be honest about our feelings without being mean.

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