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"When a person grows up in an atmosphere of shame, they fragment internally in a way where some of these selves that develop, develop specifically to hold our shame or to protect us from the vulnerability we feel. You can imagine that that we develop three distinct kinds of selves in response to shaming and circumstances that cause us to feel completely vulnerable.

Selves that are the embodiments of whatever we were shamed about so we can keep those traits away from the personality that we show to the world.
Selves that are the embodiments of whatever we believed would protect our vulnerability from the world.
Selves that are the embodiments of our vulnerability, which the protector selves hide from the world. "

I found the whole article interesting. Thoughts?
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"When a person grows up in an atmosphere of shame, they fragment internally in a way where some of these selves that develop, develop specifically to hold our shame or to protect us from the vulnerability we feel. You can imagine that that we develop three distinct kinds of selves in response to shaming and circumstances that cause us to feel completely vulnerable.

Selves that are the embodiments of whatever we were shamed about so we can keep those traits away from the personality that we show to the world.
Selves that are the embodiments of whatever we believed would protect our vulnerability from the world.
Selves that are the embodiments of our vulnerability, which the protector selves hide from the world. "

I found the whole article interesting. Thoughts?
"How does all of this fit into the justice system? All ‘evil selves’ that show up when you ask to see your shame selves are a mask for vulnerability. There is no such thing as a truly malevolent act in this universe. Every act in this universe is done for one reason and one reason only, because the person believes that the doing of it, will help them to feel better. The desire to feel better (alleviate suffering in themselves) is the reason for every murder committed, every drug taken, ever robbery, every fight, every purchase made and every relationship we get into. The desire to feel better is not a malevolent desire. These acts are committed because in the moment, we cannot work out a more effective way to feel better. They are all done to escape from vulnerability instead of to caretake it directly.

Did you hear that? Every crime committed is committed in order to try to escape from a vulnerability so the person doesn’t feel it instead of to care-take it directly. For example, a wife cheats on her husband and he kills her because the vulnerable feelings of jealousy, which is about loss and low self worth are so painful to him that the wants to escape from them so he doesn’t have to feel them. Instead of acknowledging that vulnerability and directly addressing it and finding strategies to soothe that vulnerability, he simply kills her so as to get the one that is triggering that vulnerability, out of his life.

Today, when people commit crimes because they are trying to escape from their vulnerability, including vulnerability in the category of shame, we lock them up in harsh and often dangerous environments and punish them and remind them every day about how bad they really are. We separate them from society and we isolate them so as to teach them that they do not belong in society because of how bad they are."

This excerpt clarifies where this is going better.
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