REBT Mates, it may have been yours truly who coined the term “disguised shoulds.” Dishonest “why” questions are one of the most obvious examples. Dishonest “whys” pretend to ask for an explanation when in fact they are really making a “should” statement. 1,116 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.
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We have been having a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion which I think boils down to a few basic-but-important questions: 1. Is it necessary to avoid shoulds, oughts, musts and why’s? in everyday speech? 2 What is the difference between “task-perfection” and “self-perfection.” 3. Can we be motivated without . . . 2,456 total views, no views […]
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Jimmy Walter, one of the regular contributors at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup http://bit.ly/REBT-Yahoo was generous enough to allow us to use his wonderful spoof on Hamlet's timeless soliloquy. Special treat, at the end, see video of Dr. Ellis's singing his famous "Whine! Whine! Whine!" song… 856 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-01-23 […]
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Dare to be average! 1,398 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.
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I cried because I had no shoes . . . 2,114 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.
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HOMEWORK Avoid using moralistic, absolutist “shoulds”, “oughts”, “musts”, et al. We don’t want to be rigid and dogmatic in this (and in all things). While keeping in mind there are perfectly innocuous uses of “should”, “ought”, “must”, it is nonetheless an excellent discipline to make the effort to avoid them, and to monitor yourself using […]
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