• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Mike Haasl
  • James Freyr
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Kate Downham
  • Jay Angler
  • thomas rubino

The "P" key issue: not the same as procrastination

 
pollinator
Posts: 1007
Location: Chicago/San Francisco
136
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well, what I experienced didn't come across as fear, didn't freeze up in that way. More like simple repugnance, aversion, refusenik time, I will NOT follow that order, thank you just the same. Donkey brain says NO. <g> Maybe stems from the same place? Wouldn't be my first bet, but possible.  But remembering the woman who "couldn't" get her own laundry (wasn't even a family job)  done - don't think that was fear.

Cheers,
Rufus
 
pollinator
Posts: 330
Location: Southern Finland zone 5
102
goat fungi tiny house books homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

r ranson wrote:

Nina Jay wrote:I honestly have no idea what I'm talking about or if this applies to anyone else but perhaps myself (and I'm not sure about that either)
but I think people do what they want to do and they don't do what they don't want to do.



I used to think like this.  And why not?  It's the myth we are fed every day of our school life.  It basically says, if you're a failure, you aren't trying hard enough or you aren't wanting to succeed enough.  

Humans aren't that simple.  



I agree, R. It is a myth. But I did not mean it the way they mean it in school I do NOT think anyone is a failure if they don't "try" hard enough or "want to succeed" enough. Not at all. I think what I tried to say is near towards the end of my post, not in the section quoted above. But I think it's good that you mentioned this view point too, because it is a common one, even though NOT what I wanted to say.
 
Don't destroy the earth! That's where I keep all my stuff! Including this tiny ad:
2020 Permaculture Design Course for Scientists and Engineers, June 14-27
https://permies.com/wiki/permaculture-design-course-2020
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!