Avoiding personal responsibility?
I noticed an issue with the article, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/200809/the-path-unconditional-self-acceptance in that it states that your actions in the past are not your fault - they are just a product of biological urges and your background, and that you did the "best you possibly could." I believe this is the wrong approach because it advocates avoiding taking personal responsibility for your actions. This, in my experience, is disastrous to self-esteem because it makes you believe your life is out of your control and you don't really make your own choices; you're just somehow compelled to do things and don't really have any freedom. In reality, I have found that the amount of positive changes I could create in my life are infinite, and completely based on personal choice, even if it was as small as a thought. (isn't that what SuperBetter does too?). According to Marion Weinstein in Positive Magick, she says that taking personal responsibility for your past, present and future is not only empowering and potentially positive but also liberating once you realize it does not have to include blame, guilt, or shame. I very much agree with her viewpoint. Just something to consider. Also, I love SuperBetter and I am spreading the word about how great it is. Love, Xander.