We Do Choose Our Behaviours - 15 December 2009

I came up before the Judge, and the duty solicitor advised me to do an anger management course because that would bode well with him. So I did the course. I was simmering inside, but now there were all these other angry guys around me.

One Indian guy kept blaming women for everything. And I thought he was right at first. I was always vocal.

When they said that we make a choice about our behaviour, I'd say ‘that's rubbish — we don't make choices, it just happens'. But I finally accepted that we do choose our behaviours. Although the course started out as a strategy to escape trouble, by the end I'd learnt a lot of very helpful things — I even thanked my wife for it.

 

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