Monday, October 17, 2011

Home Schooling - When Thinking Subjectively Is A Strength



Song:  Until The Last Moment

Artist:  Yanni


Are emotions invalid in a rational world?

Must a person always think Objectively in order to make 
the best decisions or even a correct one?

No...especially when it only concerns the person rendering the decision.

So long as they are not attempting to establish the truth or facts...
or formulating a plan of action...
and if it would lead to a better situation for them (subject to their ultimate happiness)...
and it does not detract from the happiness from those to whom they are obliged 
(not necessarily by societal decree...but true obligation...as in to their family)...
then to think Subjectively is often a way to true happiness.

I think of Objectivity as thinking with the head.
I think of Subjectivity as thinking with the heart.

The real strength of thinking Subjectively lies in the effect of
that which motivates a person into a positive mode of operation.

Passion...and the resulting Drive is a prime example.

To have a goal of self actualization...
true love of self and others...
the goals, reasons and the motivation behind them...
as well as the motivation to continue...
is a result of Subjective thinking.

The actual planning of the route to successfully achieving the goals...
that is thinking Objectively.

To be deficient in Objective thinking is to risk never reaching your goals.

To be deficient in Subjective thinking is to never have a reason to strive in the first place.

A frequent conflict in a young person's life is when they must choose 
between chasing a true passion and run the risk of a high failure rate...
or of a long road of sacrifice in order to achieve the skill necessary...
thereby limiting other avenues of potential happiness due to time or other constraints...
and that of a more sure and stable profession with less or no passion for it involved.

That is why a person must also think Subjectively early on... to find his passions...
to know precisely that which makes him truly happy in life...
so as to allow time to adequately prepare himself for his journey.


2 comments:

  1. It is nice to know what your true passions are when you are still relatively young, though it doesn't always turn out that way.

    Finding the heart/head balance is not always easy.

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  2. True, children often change their minds as to what they wish to do with their lives. Their whole mission in life is to learn and explore. By the time they are Seniors in High School...they should have a good idea in which direction they would like to go. It is their decision, or their lack of one, at about this time, that has great effect on the rest of their lives.

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