Monday, June 29, 2009
Quit Taking It Personally (QTIP) is a concept used in different modalities of therapy. I chose it as the title for my musings because whatever it is, it usually isn't about me. I cannot comprehend another life - the thoughts, the paths taken to get to this moment (imagine trying to map them, and yet it's still the same person), the chemical and biochemical processes ... I don't know what's going on in your head unless you tell me, and even then it's a fraction of what's there, what's driving you and me, what we want, how we act. From Cid Corman: "The hatred the bum greeted me with in passing /brought tears to my eyes/ now, years later/I see I met a friend." I may remain offended and the other has forgotten. From another point of view, see: this story.