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the fight or flight syndrome. - It's my life and anything else in between.
Soo Jin

SooJin
Date: 2007-05-15 17:36
Subject: the fight or flight syndrome.
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Listening toTrisha Yearwood - How Can I Live
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When people are confronted with an unpleasant reality,
what are the options available?

confrontation or avoidance.

Confrontation is pretty simple and straightforward.. You face the unpleasant reality and you tackle it straight on.

Avoidance has a little more variety on its side.
There's escapism - flights of fancy, withdrawing into fantasy world, etc.. e.g. mind just boiled over.
and chemical-based avoidance - hallucinogenic drugs, alcohol, magic mushrooms.. e.g. too high to care.
also included in that list, denial - which is a form of escapism but noteworthy enough to warrant it's own line.
then there's my favourite, running.

Yeap.. I run away from my problems, never noticed that before but now i'm picking this option more and more...
and soon I'll be running again..
;-)

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-05-16 03:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Advice from the old and tired.

...you get tired of running.

Eventually.

Really, really, REALLY tired.

Better expend that energy on figuring out a non-confrontational, constructive confrontation.

...sneexe
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SooJin
User: dcsjin
Date: 2007-05-16 05:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
nah...
irrational fear plays it part in the overall execution as well... =)
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-05-17 02:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
-shakes head slowly-
...you just don't get it do you?

if it wasn't IRRATIONAL fear, why would you even be running in the first place?
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SooJin
User: dcsjin
Date: 2007-05-17 05:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
no i'm a little slow on the uptake..
statement not making sense to me.. I think I'll read it again when I've had more sleep..

the double negative just throws me off..
what does it mean again?
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-05-18 02:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
...basically the same case as the "Never Settle" conversation lah.

um... nevermind :)

sleep well.
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SooJin
User: dcsjin
Date: 2007-05-18 05:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
err... yeah i ain't settling
i'm running
there's a difference =P
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