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  1. Hi Evan — I think that tendency to generalize based on past experience is probably most stifling when it comes to how we make these generalizations about people. Whenever I start thinking about someone “this is who they are and what they like and don’t like and what their politics are,” and so on, I almost automatically feel less connected with them.

  2. Evan,
    So true. Thank you for taking the time to clarify this so well.
    That merry-go-round feeling is how I describe it.
    Replacing repetitious negative experiences and tired references of thinking with new and useful information to move beyond these ruts, is very important. It seems being teachable means facing a bit of discomfort at times, but provides tools for setting new goals and growth.

    This website provides needed information and encourages changes in thinking. These posts are like barometers that can help one identify a wall to scale and where tools for change can be found to push forward. The added boost from professional counseling provides a wider array of information and methods to retire the old unhelpful mechanisms one is entrapped by.

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