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23096Re: [existlist] Striving for Perfection

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  • Lorna Landry
    Dec 2, 2003
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      the object of our perfection can be none other than ourselves as better than we now are....an imaginary, fantastical image of ourselves in a better light.

      eduard at home <yeoman@...> wrote:
      But that still leaves the question of ... why. What is the
      objective of our perfection. In a religious context, this
      would be to reach the God-head. But in the absence of God,
      what is the motive??


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Mary Jo Malo"
      Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 11:11 PM
      Subject: [existlist] Striving for Perfection

      > eduard,
      > Here's an article that's related to self-reflection which
      seems to be
      > an attribute of striving for "perfection". An excerpt:
      > "Differences in levels of self-focused attention deeply
      affect our
      > behavior. For example, past studies suggest that if you
      are highly
      > self-aware you will know yourself better than less
      self-aware people,
      > engage more effectively in self-regulation (i.e.,
      monitoring and
      > modifying your behavior), feel emotions more intensely,
      behave more
      > consistently with your attitudes, conform less to social
      > self-disclose more in intimate relationships, and react
      more strongly
      > to social rejection."
      > Jo

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