On the line
An old friend and I shared how we both in the past had taken things too
seriously. I concurred that a serious reaction to every problem that comes
your way is not good. I said I thought I understood why this
happens. It comes from one's background and not having needs met in your
youth. As such, one is always on the line, everything depends upon the
last decision and there is no sense of security or back-up. So for you, it
really is serious. However, as an approach to living this doesn't work in
the long run.
My friend agreed and said it was very true about always being on the line and
having everything depend on the last decision.