Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Cheesy Counselor Cliche' #3873658......

Intimacy = In to me see

.....heard on a radio call in show with a marriage counselor of some sort.

Why are we so drawn to these somewhat useful, often vile assaults on human intelligence? Or am I becoming jaded?

-Andy

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I question your meaning of "somewhat useful, often vile assaults on human intelligence." I honestly don't see the connection here without further writing from you. What is the point you are trying to make here?

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Actually, I was just trying to be humorous. I wondered if the humor might get lost in this 'text only' forum, or if my choice of words was too strong.

I guess I sometimes get tired of the over-use of cliche's. I think they can at times diminish the value or depth of a particular topic, like intimacy for example.

At the same time, I have to admit I use them frequently as a counselor. Cliche's are, in fact, easy ways to remember a bit of wisdom. And I think the recovery community has especially found them useful reminders of basic program concepts.

Some of them seem so 'cheesy' or 'corny' to me I can do nothing but groan. One that I found particularly frustrating describes denial with the acronym, "Don't Even kNow I Am Lying". First it cheats by using the second letter of the word "know" instead of the first. But more importantly it really misses the true nature of denial, which is not about lying but about a defense mechanism.

I appreciate you asking for clarification. Let me know if I made more sense this time around.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy... I agree with your breake down of intimacy. If you look into your own self. You find out what & whom you are comfortable with. I think human intelligence is something that is your own depth of Reality.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I like listening and watching other therapists or mental health specialists. I get to exercize my own clinical judgement (seeing if I agree with the therapist's answers) and to watchdog at the same time.

8:00 AM  

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