Category Archives: Paradigms

Filling Up the Emotional Void: Who’s Responsible?

A professional therapist told me once that most everybody’s got an emotional void inside, along with some level of drive to fill it. And I suppose this is probably true. At least, it seems consistent with my observations in this world. And people fill it—or try to fill it—with different things—some effective, some ineffective, and some that may temporarily seem effective, but that wear off in time.

Here’s one pitfall, though, that’s worth mentioning. It’s based on this question: Whose responsibility is it to fill up the emotional void that I have inside? The basic choices, of course, are these:

  1. It’s your own responsibility
  2. It’s somebody else’s responsibility
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What Paradigms Influence How You Manage New Beliefs?

Here is a list of some paradigms that influence how people decide what to believe about things. The list that follows won’t describe any particular person, but a useful profile of a person could be built by observing which of these paradigms affect them, and in what measure, and regarding what types of beliefs.

Rather than to prolong the description, let me just get to the list, which will be somewhat instructive in its own right.

Some prefer to believe:

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