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  1. Allison Weinmann 27.08.2018 at 21:54

    Every behavior is character building because to every action, on our behalf, there is a reaction that we get from another person. And to every reaction there is emotion and thought that forms inside of us. Those emotions and thoughts are part of what makes up who we are; part of what builds our character.

    Furthermore, if we keep thoughts and emotions inside, or to ourselves, never speaking out or at least expressing them to ourselves through journaling or the like, we can lead ourselves to an undefined character; an identity crisis, if you will.

  2. Tim Hill 29.08.2018 at 08:23

    Hi Allison,

    Thank you for your comment. It’s a very interesting idea, if I understand correctly, that to truly form as ourselves we need to be engaged with another person. It makes a lot of sense. I can imagine that if you were to only live as an isolated individual, your sense of what is was to a human would be limited by your vantage point. I have heard many times how people have found the presence of another person transformative for them, and how two together can build so much more than the individuals could apart, making a shared ‘potential’ from the interaction. I feel that this might be a clue about how humans develop – that we can all take from the shared ‘potential’ and use it to reach beyond ourselves.

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