The Role of Phantasy in developing Life Scripts II

However, such a generated life script does not supplant an existing life script. They simply exist side-by-side. The mind can accommodate many different and contradictory beliefs simultaneously. The old life script will still be there although you may be less aware of it. And any self-defeating that the new script was designed to replace may persist.

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Activating the Child - Ego I

Activation of the (seemingly) present-day child-ego occurs when we revert to a childlike state. This does not mean that adults abandon all logic or hide in a corner, sucking their thumb. Activation of the (seemingly) present-day child-ego results in adults making decisions based on emotions, whims, primitive fears, deference to parental figures despite their own opinions or a refusal to think about the consequences.

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Activating the Child - Ego III

A legitimate bout with illness such as a heart attack or stroke rightfully requires care by family members or medical professionals. Yet there is a risk that caregivers then continue their view of the patient as “not OK” despite their recovery. A mother who survived a broken hip may find her children refusing to let her do anything in the house, where assistants and maids now intrude in her space.

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Activating the Child - Ego II

•    Worries

Making decisions based on fear commonly results in the wrong decision being made. This is why demagogues create a climate of fear before presenting a solution to the crowd. In a calm, logical debate, the idea would be shot down due to the risk, the cost or the morality. In a worried frenzy, the offered solution is accepted with little thought at all because it will make the problem and, hopefully, the fear go away.

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