Problems Are The Foremost Topic On The Minds Of The Majority

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Problems are the foremost topic on the minds of the majority of people. People put an enormous amount of their focus on what problems they have, how to better solve problems, how to avoid problems and what may become a problem. There appears to be no ending as to the diversity of problems and the permutations of methods to solve them. At least, that is how it seems but, this could just be an illusion. Even though problems are generally regarded as individual and separate, in actually, they can all be solved, the same way. According to Dr. Aaron, a transpersonal therapist and clinical psychologist in Colorado, “Problems are not really the the real problem.” Instead, he suggests that problems are a combination of an outmoded paradigm,…show more content…
"People all around the world have...the same kind of immediate reactions to the same types of emotional stimuli." (Matsumoto, 2006) We respond to emotional stimuli because of what are known as mirror neurons. Mirror neurons are thought to help us learn socially and to learn from observation. For example, “Whether a person is actively reaching for a cup or observes another reaching for a cup, there is a common neural activation in response to both events...” (Goolkasian, 2009) This includes whether we see a person smiling or we smile. Our brain lights up as if we are looking at a reflection of ourselves. Research has demonstrated that both experiencing an emotion and perceiving it in others has a common neurological basis, and this forms the foundation for empathic abilities. (Rizzolatti & Sinigaglia, 2008) This interplay has been termed a double interact because the “give and take between sender and receiver of expressed emotions is composed of a series of double interacts” (Rafaeli & Sutton, 1989) creating a sort of emotional tennis game that can either increase or decrease specific emotional responses in both parties depending on the interaction. This is similar in many respects to what Freud was hinting at when he contributed to the ideas of “transference” and “counter-transference” and what Jung expanded on with the idea of “co-transference”. No matter how you look at it, this is some serious food
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