In an effort toward blogging more regularly, I'm going to try make entries brief and succinct.
Today, I'm working on my studio project, which has me thinking about what I mentioned in my last blog; the ways in which people construct their own identity.
So far from what I've learned, going through this whole process of getting referred to a clinical psychologist, there's a affective connection between thought, feeling and action/event. So basically, if something happens to you, the way you THINK about it, will affect the way you feel about it. But also, if you feel a certain way it will affect the way you think, and what you DO because of those thoughts.
So anyway, point of the story, I wonder whether the identity people create for themselves, these little superficial embellishments and put-on behaviours, are any less "real".
And if you can really affect the way you feel and behave through what you THINK, does that mean that all your thoughts can be determined by what you think you SHOULD think (in terms of denying negative thoughts in favour of healthy thought patterns, even if you've learnt to have a negative view on certain things through experience or different values)? Wouldn't that mean that you don't really have a true sense of self because if you can change how you think and how you feel and how you act, and its all meant to be a healthy way of going about life, aren't you really just changing your whole persona?
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