… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Meaning

02.15.2005 · Posted in Recovery

I was in a meeting on Sunday night when Michael brought up an interesting point about how humans differ from the rest of the animal kingdom, in that we (humans) try to determine the meaning behind everything. If we cannot figure out a particular event’s meaning, often times we will recreate the event in order to study it and again try to determine its meaning.

Crazy shit, but it totally makes sense.

Think about folks who continually get into abusive relationships. You’d think they’d learn, but more than likely, their next boy/girlfriend is probably very similiar to their last.

People who are abused as children grow up to be abusers (or clinically depressed).

Just made a whole lot of sense to me and helped me recognize some things about myself.

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