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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 28 Nov 19 in Demanding, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

  Do you believe that when you want something, you absolutely MUST have it . . . and that it is terrible when you don’t get what you must have? 948 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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The Meaning of Life

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 22 Nov 19 in Depression, General Semantics, Happiness, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion |

Perhaps there are such people as “pure philosophers” who placidly think about the “meaning of life” as a kind of “recreation,” and are not motivated to do so by existential angst.   4,654 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-03-11 05:39:27.

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 17 Nov 19 in Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, ought, should statements, Why? questions |

  REBT Mates, it may have been yours truly who coined the term “disguised shoulds.”  Click to find out why . . . 1,916 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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Should you read this?

HOMEWORK CHALLENGE Are you conscious of how and when you use the words should, must, ought, etc? Will you take the homework challenge this week?    420 total views, no views today Originally posted 2018-09-02 18:11:21.

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Disguised shoulds?

Greta Van Susteren,  former Fox News Analyst Are Greta’s “disguised shoulds” showing? We have been talking about the model of REBT where demanding (shoulds, oughts, musts, etc.) are at the root of disturbance.  I thought it might be a good occasion to reprise my concept of “disguised shoulds.” 3,622 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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How to stop being offended by every little thing

The world would be a better place if everyone stopped being offended by every little thing.” 1,917 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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To achieve anything in life, you have to make it a “must” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 6 Oct 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

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 . . .   3,181 total views, 2 views today […]

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 2 Oct 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.” 1,385 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Video : Albert Ellis’ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)- Daniel Man of Reason

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 28 Sep 19 in Basics, Books & Media, Demanding, musty thinking |

I would like to share an excellent video by Daniel Phillip.  Dan’s short presentation impressed me because it  offers a clear and “user-friendly” introduction to REBT, and provides some insight into REBT’s emphasis on “musty” thinking and “awfulizing.” I would like to see many more voices explaining and expanding on REBT-CBT.  1,366 total views, no views today […]

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 17 Sep 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

2,322 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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