I Try to View People Separately From Their Actions

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    We Aren't Always What We Do

    I work with special needs children. I have come to learn that their bodies often do things contrary to what they would like them to do. I've watched some children agonize over actions they have taken, and others genuinely lack the control over what they do. I have had to separate...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2009


    Every person has a context from which we have to analyze a person's actions. No action occurs in a vacuum. 
    Mdear Mdear
    18-21, F
    May 26, 2012


    Maybe you should have called this "I Try to View Children Separately From Their Actions" because it is most important to do so in childhood while the personallity is developing, then the person wouldnt feel so guilty about everything as an adult and would have more self...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 23, 2009


    We are our actions.....how we act is how we present ourselves to the world.  Yes, people can change, but don't actions demonstrate who you are at a given point in time?
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    Feb 6, 2010

    Why Did You Do That?

    How many times did your parents ask you this question or you ask it of your own children?  Then either giving or receiving the answer "I don't know". Which many times was and is a truthful answer.  Even as an adult I have ask myself...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    Aug 27, 2008

    I Try To

    People have problems and some people handle problems better than others.  I don't excuse people from their behavior but realize that people are just people and sometimes their actions were not because of them.  Situations sometimes force people to make poor choices and unwise...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords
    56-60, M
    Mar 25, 2012
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