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Have you ever had a good friend that you sometimes find yourself wondering what it would be like to be romantically attracted to? Like in a clinical way? Meaning - it’s not like there is this great dazzling sexual attraction between you but that you are so comfortable and so truthfully you with that person that you wonder what it would be like if they were your partner in life?
I was just thinking about the whole sexual attraction bit the other day and would posit that those feelings have more to do with our internal mechanisms that we are taught to believe are feelings which should be projected on others. Nothing wrong with it of course but while I might consider that someone has attractive physical features, there may only be a couple days per month that those feelings we categorize as being sexual attraction actually transpire into thoughts of desire. What about the rest of the month?
By services I mean those that are relatively non material so a quick face to face chat with a general practitioner, yoga classes, a chiropractic adjustment, or a full hour with a psychologist. Why not time with financial and legal advisers as well? Practitioners could be more selective about who they feel most confident in helping and those on the receiving end can be proactive without having to make tough choices like do I buy that bundle of yoga classes or produce and protein sources instead of ramen noodles for the month?
Ah, but what about pricing guidance? A practitioner in theory could charge a million dollars for an hour of services but would then be investigated for and possibly charged with inflated ego depending on the circumstances.
To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.
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