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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 28 Jan 23 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.”  2,474 total views Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do antidepressant medications work?”     8,126 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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You don’t get to judge me! (or do you?)

You don’t get to Judge me!!!    2,996 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-09-08 20:05:28.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 5 Jan 23 in e-Prime, ePrime, General Semantics, REBT, REBT & Other therapies compared |

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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 27 Dec 22 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

Jane asks a very important question: Why does REBT say you cannot define or rate the essence of a human being?  . . . Click to read her full question and my reply . . .  2,668 total views Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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Is rational always logical???

       Skywalker speaks! Is rational always logical?   Skywalker comments:  3,166 total views Originally posted 2013-09-09 04:28:03.

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Dec 22 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.”  1,873 total views Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.”       Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉   7,871 total views […]

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What are you ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 9 Dec 22 in ePrime, General Semantics, Homework |

HOMEWORK (1) When you think of who and what you are, do you think your “nature” or “essence” is more like a fountain or a statue?      2,302 total views Originally posted 2017-05-18 19:27:52.

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Racism and REBT

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 8 Dec 22 in General Semantics, Racism & other "isms" |

  On one of the online forums, we have have been having a heated discussion about the latest inflammation in the Middle East and the recent fighting between Israel and Palestine.  The label and accusation of  “racism” has been hurled by both sides.  3,510 total views Originally posted 2012-11-17 16:47:48.

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