This is a super interesting book and I can’t say enough good things about it. It takes a lot of the bullshit out of trying to determine if you’re doing the right thing. You can choose to be honest with yourself, or you can choose to be dishonest. You can be more vulnerable, you can be more guarded. You can choose how honest you want to be.
I say this because brian mcgowan is one of those rare people who actually gets it. It wasn’t intentional, but he’d rather be right than be honest.
I have never understood why people dont try to be right. I mean I could choose to be honest and that would be a good thing. I would rather be right than be wrong. But I find this the opposite extreme. I find myself constantly choosing to be right in situations that I should be right. In fact it is the opposite extreme. Whenever I feel the need to be right, I usually end up being wrong. I feel it is a mental disorder.
So just as we are trying to be right, it is a mental disorder when we choose to be wrong.
Now I know you are talking about the bipolar disorder known as “manic depression,” but let me state the obvious. There are many people out there that are happy with the way things are. They have no problem telling people to be right, to be honest, to be kind to others. They just feel that the world is unfair and they want to fix it.
I’m not saying they are right, I’m not saying that they are honest, I’m not saying that they are kind. I’m just saying that they are not bipolar, and that they are human beings.
I understand that people have moods, but when a person is bipolar manic depression, he will tell himself he is right and everyone else is wrong. He will tell himself that he is a good person. He will tell himself that he is a good person. He will tell himself that he is a good person. He will tell himself that he is a good person. And then he will do this. He will tell himself that he is a good person. And then he will do this.
The main problem with this is that manic depressives are not known for being good people. They will tell themselves they are good people. But they usually aren’t. They are people they hate, and for the most part, they are not.
This is an important point to remember. The reason we do all of the above is because we get so caught up in being good, that we forget that we are good. This is why we use these tools, and that’s why we do them. It takes a good person to use these tools, and we do need to be aware of our own behaviors.
What is this “good person” thing? It can be a way to describe the way we use our tools. For example, if we were not using a hammer, then we would tend to think that we were not a good person. But because we use a hammer, we tend to think we are behaving in a good manner, which helps us avoid the label.