wrangled and wrinkled.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Everyone has their problems, and it's up to them how they react. Most people have guidelines, or social folkways and moraes to instruct them on how to act. People have patterns to how they react to heartache, depression, sorrow, etc.

People also have these same patterns for joy and happiness. Each person has a set way of reaction they have learned through the years. It is possible to predict these patterns accordingly. This can cause people to be manupulative.

Based on the fact that these set patterns to joy and sadness can be predicted from person to person, one can choose whether or not to be manipulative. So does this mean people actually choose whether or not they are manipulated? Just by the way they might react to joy/sadness? Possibly yes. Possibly no.

All and all, it's never anyone's fault. After all, we are only human.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, this is a very good observation, and I agree. People react in their own ways, mainly based on their environments and their personality. Maybe people can stop being manipulative or manipulated, but sometimes the way we react is too much of a habit that people can't step away from it and change. Maybe they don't see the things they do as harmful because they're blinded by their routine reactions, or maybe they're just too scared to change. Maybe.