|A fight for dominance|
Throughout our lives we all go through our battles. Some of them are necessary conflicts and some are not. The hard part is determining which ones are productive and non destructive. or can result in a loss or fatality in your behalf. I have chosen this picture of a kangaroo mating battle because it is a great representation of a battle for survival. Two animals fighting (sometimes to the death) for the ability to insure that their genetics remain prevalent. This for their species is a part of the natural process of reproduction.
Ok so lets change focus to us, I mean humans. I'm assuming if your reading this you are one (this is the fun part). Most of the time we fight for the dumbest and most un-productive shit imaginable. The really stupid thing is that at the time we may believe it is the right thing to do. Why do we feel its right at the time? Its because we are usually: angry, pissed off, enraged, scared, desperate or hurt.
These feelings are part of our self preserving nature and are great. If they are used correctly that is. If they are abused or not understood they can cause disaster. Feelings interfere with logic and greatly change the way we interact with our surroundings. In any survival situation this can mean the difference between success or failure.
It is up to you to figure out different ways to deal with your feelings. It takes training and a lot of self awareness to hone in on the proper use of feelings. Here is a link to a simple article about dealing with conflict (How to diffuse an argument).
In part 2 of Self Discovery I will dig further into different ways to figure out just who we are as individuals and methods to start utilizing our individual talents.