Sunday, April 29, 2012

How would you react?

In Kabbalah it is taught that there are three main psychological perspectives:

Nurturing: a sense of care about others. Empathy. A desire to see things flourish or be happy.
Academic: an ability to view things objectively, intellectually, and impersonally.
Aggressive: a need to feel powerful and in control.

When observing someone fall over, there are three basic ways we can react depending on which of these three perspectives dominates us at the time:

a) One may seek his welfare - the nurturing approach
b) One may stand there analysing what has happened: how will the fallen deal with his spill? Is anybody going to help him?, etc, - the academic approach;
c) One may break out in laughter - the aggressive approach.

How would you react?

1 comment:

  1. First, I would help the fallen person up. Then, I would advise him not to put himself back in a situation where he is likely to fall again.