“All human problems are relationship problems!” – William Glasser, psychiatrist
“… one person ignoring the other person’s values in favour of their own values!”
I was watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify to the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee on her assault and how it violated her highest values. Then, I watched Judge Brett Kavanaugh testify he didn’t do it because that would violate his highest values.
The debate reminded me of the perception some hold that human values are fixed and stagnant, when of course, they are constantly changing with our evolving life experiences. For example, we are constantly changing our values on clothing…bell bottom jeans are out of style and we are changing our values around marijuana!
It reminded me of Dr. William Glasser’s comment many years ago, noted above, that every human problem is a relationship problem. Sexual assault is one person ignoring the other person’s values in favour of their own values.
“… drugs, legal and otherwise, distort those perceptions dramatically…”
And of course, human perception is paramount and subjective. We all create our own perception of the world around us. And, alcohol, like many drugs, legal and otherwise, distort those perceptions dramatically by interfering with our sensory system, our biological perceptions of the reality of the natural world.
So, if you want to understand any relationship in your life, I highly recommend Dr. John Demartini’s recent webinar at:
entitled, Relationship Magic.
“…the cost of more accountability to yourself and others…the price of all learning…”
Watching it will give you clear ideas and tools to build a healthier relationship with anyone in your life. But, it will demand you be willing to learn and raise your level of awareness, of yourself and others, to a new plateau. It will require you to become smarter and stronger in each relationship in your life.
This new insight and strength comes with the cost of more accountability to yourself and others…the price of all learning…the price everyone, regardless of their role in life, are expected to pay for their privilege of their life. We are watching this accountability occur on a global scale in the media with the Senate’s Judiciary Committee Hearings.
I welcome your insights and comments.
“All learning has a cost in perfect proportion to its’ value to the learner’s future!”
– King Ayles, writer