Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Welcome to my world

In one of my classes this semester we have, what I like to refer as, the Damn Purple Workbook. This workbook is, duh, purple and it has a bunch of reflective things we need to write about.  So I am going to list some for you and you can think about how you would answer these, knowing that your professor is going to read them.

* Imagine yourself on your deathbed.  Write an obituary describing yourself and your life.  Write it in a way that accurately reflects your life as it is. Seriously??

*  Identify a recent event that triggered a behavioral and/or emotional reaction for you.  Identify the (1) thoughts, (2) feelings, (3) behavior and (4) underlying belief that you used in response to this event:  What??

*  On what do you base your self-respect?  To what extent do you respect you own capabilities and abilities? What do you need to do to earn your own respect?  Come on!

*  Identify a time when you did something you didn't want to do.  What was your motivation?  What were your choices?  What would be your preferred choice of behavior?  Seriously???

*  Identify a time when you associated making a mistake with your worth as a human being. What??

*Identify recent choices you have made that do not reflect your actualizing yourself and being true to yourself. Come on!

I hope it goes without saying, but I hate this book.  We are going to have a Damn Purple Workbook Burning party at the end of the semester.  I can't wait.

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