Thought for the Week

aristotleEveryone has their own perspectives, tastes, preferences and desires. And since they do, we will always be subject to criticism from people who don’t like something about us -what we believe, what we do, how we act…it could be anything. The only way to avoid it is to be nothing. When we try to avoid criticism from everyone, nothing is exactly what we must become. We have to give up any sense of self, any identity and not have any preferences. Instead, be authentic and accept the fact that some people will be critical. But there will be plenty who aren’t…those are the ones that should matter in your life.

About awentherapy

I am Jay Blevins, LMFT (www.awentherapy.com). I am a licensed systems therapist with a private practice in Madison, WI. While I work with individuals and partners around a wide variety of issues, my primary focus in on alternative relationship structures, alternative sex and sexuality, and power dynamics. I am a contributor to various relationship and sexuality blogs and publications and have been a frequent presenter at alternative lifestyle events and psychotherapy conferences.
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1 Response to Thought for the Week

  1. Erik Conover says:

    Well written and to the point. The only thing we can be is authentic to ourselves.
    Erik
    http://erikconover.com/2014/07/07/the-great-pretender/

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