How do criminals solve the problem of trust? What is the social dependence of preferences, and the relationship between causal, rational, and intentional explanations of behavior? Making choices is an essential part of functioning independently as an adult in society.
In below this video, the example of an argument helps us understand the power of choice and how it makes a profound difference in our experience of life.
The excerpt is from the book by Harold W. Becker, Internal Power – Seven Doorways to Self Discovery, he shares how when we begin to argue our thoughts flood forward to maintain and defend our ego and position. This usually spirals out of control as it is matched by another or others who respond in the same way.
Yet, if we catch ourselves before or during an argument and realize we have a choice, we open up our potential to a more positive expression and experience. If we choose not to engage in an argument which is nothing more than a difference of perspective or opinion, we are able to find a level of discussion and solution instead of the potentially detrimental argument.