Is It Possible?

Possible

We should all live irrationally…we should have irrational goals and dreams, because the people who think and dream irrationally are the people who LIVE irrationally. If you think you can’t do something because society tells you that you can’t, or friends or family or enemies tell you that you can’t, then you won’t. Simple as that. Believe you can, and you open the door to the possibility. Take action on that belief, and you open the door to probability.

14 comments

  1. Emma · March 22, 2015

    I so love the reverse psychological concept of ‘you cannot do that’… as fellow beings, this motivates us to prove people wrong. Let’s keep doing just this! We so can, and we so will 🙂

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    • irrationalliving · March 22, 2015

      Yes! I always say that learning to turn the negative into positive is the #1 key to succeeding. This is proof of that. Someone says “you can’t,” and instead of getting discouraged you get motivated. I love it 🙂

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      • Emma · March 22, 2015

        It’s the primal and stubborn part of our persona. Our free child. We stick out our tongue and say ‘watch me’ 🙂

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      • irrationalliving · March 22, 2015

        Hahaha so true. I’m taking a course for my master’s program now about childhood Psychology in literature, and one thing we discuss is the way children look at the world differently…they see a tree and think “I can climb that,” or they see a basketball hoop and say “I can slam dunk like Michael Jordan.” It’s irrational but that’s how they live and accomplish and learn. It’s something I emulate as best as possible.

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      • Emma · March 22, 2015

        I’m studying child and adolescent mental health post grad also. I work in child psychiatry so love both behavioural and cognitive psychology 🙂 I love the way children remain free in their perception. It is surreal to watch and identify conditioning, both in the systemic system and within wider society. We need to regress to be able to walk forward. Children have the courage which we have lost and forgotten

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      • irrationalliving · March 22, 2015

        That’s fascinating! I only took one semester of actual Psychology, but the most amazing thing to me was conditioning. It made me look all around me and realize how society conditions everything in our lives. Must break the chains!

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      • Emma · March 22, 2015

        Have you read up on transactional analysis. It is phenomenal and makes so much sense. You begin to recognise which persona people are undertaking. It helps to establish and maintain successful relationships, and to recognise cues for better comprehension

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      • irrationalliving · March 22, 2015

        I have not but I will look into that tonight. Thank you so much! As long as we’re making suggestions, I’d like to suggest you read “The Prelude” by William Wordsworth. I can only offer poetry and literature as far as Psychology goes (English literature major) but he does an amazing job of capturing what it’s like to experience as a child there.

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      • Emma · March 22, 2015

        I will definitely have a look. I love literature but unfortunately have not given alot of time to it. I have toyed with the idea of taking a course for my own pleasure 🙂

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      • irrationalliving · March 22, 2015

        Well, I’m very biased, but I definitely think it’s worth it. It’s a way to think about things that is orthogonal to the way we think about most things 🙂

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      • Emma · March 22, 2015

        Sounds amazing. I will definitely take a look. Thank you. Have you read ‘War of Art’ Steven Pressfield. It is a fantastic read for self exploration and inner clarity. My partner introduced it to me and it definitely offers insight and continued pondering moments 🙂

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      • irrationalliving · March 22, 2015

        I have not, but I will buy that. I just finished the Tao Te Ching, going through a verse each day. Looking for something new to read so I will take that suggestion. Thanks!

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      • Emma · March 22, 2015

        I love philosophy and take motivation from thoughtful pose. 🙂

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  2. irrationalliving · March 23, 2015

    I’ve done a bit of research this morning on transactional analysis. I think the parent-adult-child model is fascinating. Looking forward to reading deeper 🙂 thanks again for the suggestion!

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