Dec 01

I am very intrigued by the explanation of behavior as a ‘product of interaction’ and more specifically the unexpected surprises that occur in our life.  We are all social creatures with everyday interactions, whether they happen planned out or unexpectedly, they mold our attitudes and behaviors. Even the most subtle action can have a significant affect on our entire life.  “If I would have not taken a lunch break one hour early I probably would not have met my future wife.”  The entire web of correlations and paths to take in life are absolutely astounding.

There is always situations that are unavoidable that may benefit your life, but in contrast, hurt you.  Since there is no real way to prevent them, must we be more acceptant to what society has to throw at us?  If we are constantly thinking of what may or may not happen, I would fear a life of dreadful anxiety.  Since we are creatures of habit the outcome is usually predictable.  A single day consists of fairly the same routine.

In regard to keeping context in mind before judging, wouldn’t it be a poor system to think of the individual’s context before blaming the individual in the court house?  I know that maybe some contextual evidence may be the make or break of someone’s sentencing, but wouldn’t considering personal/abnormal flaws of the individual also be beneficial?