General Semantics. If you are new to General Semantics (GS), you can save yourself from going down a rabbit hole by understanding that the word Generaldoesn’t communicate much here, and, more importantly, the word Semantics is very misleading . . .
This is more about rational thinking in the larger sense than REBT per se. It illustrates in the most scandalous and amazing way human beings profound tendency to think, emote and behave gullibly, credulously and superstitiously. As Dr. Ellis ‘demurely’ said, “Humans are out of their fucking minds!”
Please check out and support The REBT Advocates Youtube Channel => bit.ly/REBTvocates, A wealth of information with a pioneer in the field, Dr. Michael R. Edelstein with Tommy Bateman. This one is about “Accepting Unconditional Acceptance.” Please watch and add your comments.
Life is indeed difficult, partly because of the real difficulties we must overcome in order to survive, and partly because of our own innate desire to always do better, to overcome new challenges, to self-actualize. Happiness is experienced largely in striving towards a goal, not in having attained things, because our nature is always to want to go on to the next endeavor.
~"The Art & Science of Rational Eating"Albert Ellis Developer of REBT Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy… (next quote)
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