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Would You Choose the Same Life for Eternity?

Nietzsche’s question about eternal recurrence is a litmus test. Read More

I am not stronger, I am better

I know I could not be the person I am today if I had lived a different life. Being a drunk and then fixing that problem made me a better person. Qutting did not make me a stronger person, it made me a better person.

I have the moral authority to take certain positions because I have lived them and I have suffered for and from them.

I think this post touches on this topic too and might be helpful.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201403/posttra...

This makes me think....

This makes me think about maybe peeling away a little from the person I caregive for. It makes me really want to follow the "caring for the caregiver" guidelines more closely, and live within this dependence as a more independent person.

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Peg O'Connor, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

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