So I was at Target the other day

I was shopping for a friend’s birthday and

I just so happen to be wearing a red shirt

Big mistake…


I just planned on getting a gift card and

Some trail mix, but it took me like 45 minutes

To even finish getting the card because after

Every card I would try to pick up, some old lady

Would tap me on the shoulder and ask me

Where she could find the ummm…

pharmacy/prophylactic section?


I would like to think that I’m a helpful guy

But honestly, I’d also like to think I could shop

In a red shirt without having any problems.


NE hoo, it kinda makes me think about

How everyone in life sometimes misjudges

The information that’s present. 

You grandma see’s a relatively young guy 

Wearing a red shirt a (and khakis…ooops)

And thinks employee. 


I suppose in hindsight it’s understandable

But today I’m gonna start the week off

By talking about your subconscious and

How you can use mind control to 

Control other people’s behaviors

Did you know that you could control

People’s emotions?


Yup, in fact it’s actually pretty simple.

In fact, you may not know it, but

You’re doing it all the time.


You see, back in the days of Freud

There were slew of other behavioral

Psychologists that had competing

Philosophies about emotions and how

They are caused.


You may be familiar with Freud’s work

About the Id, Ego, and Superego

Or how all boys secretly want to

Sleep with their moms and kill their father

(I know kinda sick right?) I still find it

Kinda weird that we even thought twice

About considering this guy credible…


Well, there was this guy named William

James and he studied under Freud

He went on to start branch off and in

Some circles is considered the father of

Modern psychology.


James was a bit more “normal” and he held

A different belief about emotions that is

Starting to gain more and more traction with the

Scientific community.

James believed that emotions were actually the

Result of a physiological response…


I mean get this broham, most people believed

That our emotions are from some sort of

Repressed memories.

But what we’re finding out is that that’s only

Half of the whole game.


Our body responds to the outside world and

THEN we feel emotion.

Read that again sugar lips ^^^^


It turns out that research shows that our

Emotions are more or less universal

With just a few smatterings of personal

Experience thrown in to spice it up for

Us as individuals.


There is a quite a bit I’m going to try

To discuss this week about this topic

So I’m going to stop here and leave you

With this thought for the day.


Our body is constantly responding to

Stimulus from the outside and sending

The information to the brain.


But just before we produce a response

There is a space. A space which

Most people completely ignore, but

In that space lies choice.


You can ALWAYS choose your response

The rest is up to chance…


Jerry “choices” Washington


P.S. In my private Facebook group we’ll be

Talking about this as well, if you’d like to join

The conversation come find us there. Until then

Talk soon…


I've been a fitness instructor for over a decade. I've been on a life long journey to explore the relationship between fitness and life fulfillment.

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