3rd March 2018, 14:05
Seriously though...it does remind of 'experiencing the shadow'.
If one hasn't noticed I blame the 'authoritarian' for every problem in the world from 'car traffic' to 'war'...well, when I was in 5th grade I was elected class president by unanimous vote. (I should do the evil laugh here). At the time my father was President of a local organization and was into 'parliamentary procedure' and such and I used him as a model in my own role. The thing is I became a madman in a very short period of time. Overnight I turned into 'El Generalissimo' and sought to rule with an iron hand. I alienated literally everyone and by the end of my 'reign' I was 'persona non grata' and it was of my own doing. I learned a very important life's lesson then. Since, I have with intent stayed away from any role that would put me in a position of authority and sought to find ways of 'cooperation'. I run my life that way. So perhaps I encountered my shadow and dealt with it.
“I am a social justice...advocate and I say, "Stop the Hate!"
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3rd March 2018, 14:42
I often ask myself... "Am I a good person?" After a while I come to the conclusion that yes I am a good person and that I am striving for the good. I am honest, I don't wish to hurt others, instead I want to help in any way I can. I tend to be particularly harsh towards myself and I like to set the standards high especially for myself, nothing else will do than integrity. Of course that also applies to other people too, I can't have much respect for people who lack integrity even though I can empathize with almost anyone. Even when it comes to the sinners... I also realize that there's a lot darkness within all of us, within myself too. It can be scary to look at it, but it's important to understand it. That's how we can understand how criminals and the "elite" are able to do what they are doing. What is the opposite of empaths? Psychopaths who have been competely engulfed by their shadow and (inner & external) demons.
I am grateful to Jordan Peterson for bringing Jung's work back into the limelight.
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3rd March 2018, 16:14