[Paleopsych] control

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Fri Dec 17 03:02:38 UTC 2004

I would tend to think that it can be a 
positive sum game,

Imagine a society in which everyone
was vigorously striving to achieve some
worthwhile goal!

Steve Hovland

-----Original Message-----
From:	Michael Christopher [SMTP:anonymous_animus at yahoo.com]
Sent:	Thursday, December 16, 2004 12:35 PM
To:	paleopsych at paleopsych.org
Subject:	[Paleopsych] control

>>Feeling in control is important, but taking 
control of yourself in a situation is just as
important as being in control of the situation.<<

--Good point. I think it would be useful to look at
social stratification not in terms of financial worth,
but in terms of how much control a person is able to
feel he has in his everyday life. Those who feel out
of control, regardless of their economic situation,
are going to have a very different worldview from
those who feel they have control. 

One question: can everyone feel in control, or is it a
zero-sum game?


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