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A new approach to living well
Timothy Carey Ph.D.
It is well within our capabilities to create the conditions such that life for all our global citizens is a picnic.
Control needs to be celebrated, honored, applauded, supported, facilitated, bolstered, assisted, and promoted.
Just because we don’t understand why someone else is doing what they’re doing, that doesn’t mean that what they are doing is wrong.
In this time of no sense, you need to make the sense that makes sense to you.
Finding the sparkle in all your facets will lighten your life and brighten your outlook.
Everywhere you look, there are examples of people cooperating and contributing to the collective effort.
Will this teensiest of agents help us learn some of our biggest lessons?
Pretty much all of our activity can be understood as part of the process of goal achievement.
Being helpful means treating other people as they want to be treated.
Harmonious communities will emerge when people have what they require to live a life that is just right according to their own design.
“Schizophrenia” won’t be found in a petri dish.
Today, you are the realization of yesterday’s potential you.
It is madness to use methods to answer questions they were not designed to answer.
Even not controlling is control.
If defining normal is an insurmountable problem, then surely defining abnormal becomes impossible or nonsensical (or both).
The more a proposed change is unexpected and severe, and the more it interrupts or blocks a person’s goals, the more extremely the person will respond.
The fundamental problem with reliability is that it will not, and cannot, tell us what we want to know.
If you want to get to know someone, learn about their goals.
Understanding people and helping them with the problems they experience will not arise by allocating them to one or more DSM categories.
Most people, most of the time, just navigate themselves through one day after another keeping an endless parade of goals well-tended and satisfied.
An achievement is only an achievement because a goal has been captured.
Once we can embrace our ignorance of each other’s worlds we might become more welcome in them.
You alone hold the key to your own contentment.
We're designed to be in balance.
Understanding and enhancing control is the best chance we’ve got of building a world we’d all like to call home.
Does reminding yourself how inferior you are have an important function for the journey you are on?
It may be that, at the heart of all psychological distress, there are two or more parts insisting that incompatible courses of action are followed by the one body.
Bother is generated by conflict, so solving the conflict will help to unbother your mind.
While psychological distress can manifest in a multitude of ways, the sense of being bothered is a common theme.
It is the nature of controlling people to control.
Tim Carey, Ph.D., is Director of the Institute for Global Health Research and Andrew Weiss Chair in Research on Global Health at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda.