Will Power, A Human Strategy, Matt Berry, aphorism 303

303

“Will Power” is a constructed response ... a bracing ourselves against a natural response which we perceive as harmful.  However, more effective than such “Will Power” is the substitution of one stimulus, if not an entire context, for another.  And where one cannot substitute, one can at least disperse the power of a harmful stimulus by introducing competitive stimuli.  But it takes a little will power to perceive this and a tremendous amount to hold it in place long enough for any grafted stimulus to integrate itself and contribute to the full circulation.







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