I asked a patient about his use of alcohol and drugs, he made a comment about his”vices”.
A friend commented on his ADD, said rules don’t work for him because he just rebels against them, said he doesn’t have a conscience, that it doesn’t bother him when he doesn’t get things done that he should.
When I am deciding if I will eat something that I “shouldn’t”, I argue with myself that “it will be alright.” Then I usually eat it.
My friend has a conscience, his parents are still living in his head telling him what he should do, is supposed to do, and he is telling them that he doesn’t have to if he doesn’t want to.
We are making these into moral issues, and they are not, they are about what is best for us, what will make our life go better.
book is coming along, should be out in fall, 2011