Monday, May 31, 2010

My Someday Book

Someday I want to write a book, entitled, Confessions of a Control Freak. I believe that control is the root of a lot of social and relationships ills. A psychiatrist, William Glasser who has come up the "Choice Theory," would say that our society is is using a world psychology that is called external control and this kind of control can kill a relationship. He also concludes that at the root of a lot of depression and anger is either trying to control or being controlled. One of the ways that I know I can improve upon my relationships is working at giving up control and allowing people to live and learn on their own. I like what John Lund says, we can only do three things in a relationship and that is love, be a good example, and teach only when invited.

1 comment:

{amy k.} said...

never thought about control being part of depression and anger, but it totally makes sense! and i love that quote- might have to save that one!