Does the mind have some form of external and internal influences?
I'm struggling with the focus of imposing the concept of external and internal influences of the mind.
Because ideas are influenced by words and sentence, and words and sentence are influenced by ideas. If the internal becomes external and the external becomes internal...then I don't have the words to describe it.
The way I see it, simply, knowledge is made up of mostly external experiences, when turned internal, projected mostly external again. I feel like thoughts journey their way out, a way from their origin even if in a circular orbit.
(I don't know if previous topics we've discussed apply to "your" or "mine" "answer(s)", I haven't had time to go back and completely absorb the concepts.)
This was a interesting reply I got, I searched it and found this for starters.
It's only about how you put it, actually. First I read "internal influences" I first thought you meant impulses or animalistic needs driving people to do stuff. But the quote you put on your post explains them in a different way and differentiates them in being mentally self-sufficient or not.
Some may later base their life on the influences and knowledge they already gained up until that point in their life and be able to compare those ideas and choose whatever is fitting before welcoming any other (internal locus of control) or open to many other ideas that may come and just welcoming every idea which leads to many self discussions and dilemmas (external locus of control). It's a very basic logic that's used in that quote; so basic I wouldn't even call it scientific, which simply says the more you hold onto your own life, you get happier. Really? My fortune cookie said that too, but it doesn't make it a psychologist.
To me, both simply exists and shapes your life and you have little to no effect on which one to choose (internal or external) everytime. You shouldn't, too. If you go too internal you're just a paranoid planner, and if you go too external you're just a puppet of someone else.
I'm a failure at life. I can't even sign up for college classes by my self. My mother helps me. My mother helps me bank. I don't have a girlfriend. Over all I am pretty unresponsive. People don't respect me.
I have so little independence, to the point where I think I've been damaged and had too much of cluster in my brain yesterday to even work a pricing gun...
I'm a failure. I wish I had a strong father figure growing up. I'm a loser. I wish i had a internal locus of control. I'm influenced more by others than myself, my life lacks value, lacks contribution, I rest in the hands of fate of others and they give into me and abide me because that's the only way I can function any more as a pathetic nonindependent loser who struggles every day to understand the human race and yet won't ever be in control of his own life because he's had 16 or more damn years of introversion and being helped...
I'm a failure.
2- Draw or play an instrument.
3- Make fun of people who are not able to think as deeply as you.
4- Self-esteem bruddah. If you don't love yourself don't expect others to do so.
Maybe you're right. Every once in a while I just get down. I'm taking this all too seriously. I'm a self help addict.
Emotions, yeah, I can't say anything intelligent right now. I'm in a "mood".
I've been considering Buddhism for quite some time.
Any ways, now that I had my New Years episode...
"The sociologists Berger and Luckmann use these three terms
Objectivation and Processing
to explain how we become human, interpret the world, become part of our culture, react to our culture and in doing so, affect it.
This article gives you the details of their explanation
scroll down to the section with the two columns on: MOMENTS in these three processes
I should read more often, it would save me some time :D
Have you tried psychiatric help? I had for the first 21 years of my life, and decided to go back again to get my life back on track again.
Thing is, the only one who can help you is yourself, but sometimes we need help in figuring out for ourselves what is what makes us feel like that. A psychiatrist can never cure you, as he / she never comes with solutions. The only one who does come with solutions is you. A psychiatrist is only there to guide you into finding the answer.
It's kind of like GPS. GPS only is a guide into bringing you to your destination, in the end, you have to get there by yourself. GPS can't drive the car for you.
As far as I know I've never been helped by one before:D
Thank you for sharing. I friend requested you.
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