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Angel Desai's picture

My own self-understanding

I think in part, some of the things I learned this semester have made me realize that autonomy in action was misrepresented in my own belief. While I thought that would make me feel helpless in the face of the nervous system and free will, I feel more empowered in many ways. While I understand that "boxes" inside of the nervous system literally guide my behavior and action, the fact that I recognize that allows me the freedom to believe that people can revise parts of their behavior. Bottom line, I am not "stuck" in a pattern of behavior that I don't like...and more importantly, the person that I am is interconnected in some way to everyone else. My environment shapes me, and I shape it in return.


Thanks for the great semester all! :)


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