Self-sustaining Thought

What does it mean to be self-sustaining?

A system can be considered self-sustaining to the degree it can continue in a healthy state without external support.

And yet…

A need to survive sustains every form of life on earth. Fear tends to drive survival, portraying perhaps a more sinister side to self-sustaining behavior – the need to do whatever it takes to continue. This need to continue is the essential core ingredient and motivation in evolution.

Evolution is a process in which resistance to change brings about more change.

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Fear and Justify

Fear, as I see it, has been a major component in my ability to survive. Yet I have always felt a need to justify that fear by proving myself rightness in having adhered to it.

My fears are never too irrational when I’m in defense mode. Defense, after all, must be shown to have just cause for my attention to fear and to my success in survival.

I’d rather justify my fears than believe I have no need of them. By admitting that I could’ve misunderstood a situation, is cause in itself  to have to venture into a less familiar way of thinking – one than requires deeper thought for understanding. Besides, it just seems like less effort – easier and more convenient to believe I am a victim of change

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