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Are you more yourself when you exercise self control or are you fighting what makes you yourself when you apply prohibition?
This may be a question about whether you are your ideals or your ideals are what you wish you were.
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I tell myself not to do things but myself seems to do whatever the F*** it wants.

Me: Don't eat that cupcake!

Me: *Eats cupcake*

Me: You need to get up

Me *stays in bed for another hour*

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Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

I tell myself not to do things but myself seems to do whatever the F*** it wants.

Me: Don't eat that cupcake!

Me: *Eats cupcake*

Me: You need to get up

Me *stays in bed for another hour*



Does that mean you are the polar opposite of you?
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The Id, Ego, Super-ego
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego_and_super-ego

So, on the cupcake:
Id on Cupcake = sweet, sugar, taste good, Eat all cupcakes
Super-ego on Cupcake = Don't eat the cupcake as it is a waste of calories. It might make you fFEEL fat and it will not FEEL healthy.
(Both id and Super-ego are not in the front of your mind, but the ego can open the door to there position on things and negotiate)
Ego on Cupcake = Well, there are six cupcakes, so I guess I just will have one and leave the room. Maybe I will have a salad for lunch tomorrow.
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Posted 3/27/16 , edited 3/27/16

Sir_jamesalot wrote:


Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

I tell myself not to do things but myself seems to do whatever the F*** it wants.

Me: Don't eat that cupcake!

Me: *Eats cupcake*

Me: You need to get up

Me *stays in bed for another hour*



Does that mean you are the polar opposite of you?


Maybe? With that confusing question, I am probably going to question what self is for all eternity... or atleast until I forget about it.
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Posted 3/27/16 , edited 3/27/16
I have a twin?
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More often than not, I'm likely to curb myself without realizing it. "Letting go" is unnatural for me.
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aeb0717 wrote:

More often than not, I'm likely to curb myself without realizing it. "Letting go" is unnatural for me.


If it's in your nature to constantly be aware of your actions then you're still forcing the behavior, only it's the norm for you.
I think the only people that are truly free of this dilemma are the people that are completely letting themselves go and aren't doing anything about it.
Posted 3/27/16
Its related to the concepts of self patience and self discipline. And from making lifestyle choices I wasn't ready for when I was younger.
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It's all about patience! Took me awhile, to stop drinking soda. Not to say
soda is very bad, but I wanted to start drinking healthy. But now, I lost
all urges to even think about soda. So unless you have patiences, you
won't be able to have self-control.
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Sometimes, I feel like I exercise self-control too much. I'll do something and then think, "I wouldn't do that". It's a very weird feeling.

I'd say being yourself is a balance between self-control and doing whatever you want. Finding what being yourself is, is basically finding the amount of self-control that makes you the most comfortable.
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ah, i'm just a complete mess when it comes to it
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Death to self.
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There is no controlling anything. When it comes to addiction, the best thing you can do is practice mindfulness. Being aware of your thoughts but not identifying with them as we normally tend to do.
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I only exercise self control in formal situations so.. xD
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