Behavioral modification’s Limits
We are told not to do certain things. It is good advice. Yet we are overweight, have babies outside of stable marriages, pass sexually transmitted diseases, and do drugs. We know better but we often don’t do better. I know why. Because no one tells us how we will feel when we are just trying to say no. We are not prepared for the overwhelming certainty, at age 19, that if we don’t have this right now we won’t be able to go on. If we were schooled in feelings we might be equipped for the behavioral battles ahead.