read about this site and my work, check the list of tags, or open a random page.

❚ culture ❚ relationship ✱ James Hollis

patterns of cultural influences and personal biographies

where we find patterns, we also will likely find core, emotion-laden ideas within us … internalized messages from daily life (from popular media, family of origin; religious, educational, political, economic, and other cultural influences) and the most powerful of these messages derive from the vagaries of our personal biographies … our earliest relationships and tend to accumulate as a series of reflexive responses to the stimuli of life

these messages tell us what to do

linked mentions for "patterns of cultural influences and personal biographies":
  1. life is a series of attachment and losses

    the nature of our psyche is based on change, growth, curiosity, and imagination. But there are very conservative elements within us that retain a