June 12, 2020

Why do people behave the way they do?

By Aldric

I often wonder why people behave the way they do. So far it bottles down to options with respect to self-preservation.

The more options one has, the more they can protect their well-being and their livelihood.

Having options is also a matter of control. I associate the lack of options with the lack of control. Control, not just the task, but also the outcome.

Here’s the thing about options: options can be actual options or it can be conceptual/emotional/spiritual/mental options.

If one’s mental and emotional options are limited to ‘anger’, guess what type of person he or she is. If the same person has ‘slow talk’, ‘silence’, and ‘scolding’, what sort of the person will he or she be?

Why do we study?

I always wondered “why we learn/study?” What’s the practicality of it?
It’s to give us options: knowing that there are ways to address an issue. Knowing that there are different possible scenarios that we can strive towards.

No, options do not eliminate fear. Fear continues to haunt us. It dwells in the recesses of our minds.

Do we have the options at hand to address that fear? If we don’t, what are we going to do about it?