¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Today, for many humans, FAMILY remains the primary entity for personal psychological identity. Member health, habitat, resources, and security – for the family is what dominates the personal attention of family members.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Rising to compete with family are the uniquely personal interests of members. Such interests can be their personal conscious experiences, their creative insights, infatuation with specific others, activities or ideas, dedication to an ideology, or player in societal systems. This list is not exclusive.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 I (Larry/nuet) just (06/13/16) recognize that my primary attention has never been to family. This is consistent with my failure to identify with any roles: son, husband, father, lover, employee, student, teacher, scientist, physicist, philosopher, etc. I never considered a career. This may be due to my lack of mental imagery in all sensory modalities, and how I compensated for these disabilities – developing a “savant” nature of high, specific abilities & disabilities.
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 My current realization is that my significant other has her primary attention to our “family”, as she imagines it – often in fantasy. It also dominates my 48 year old daughter – because she lacks the “family” she desires.
¶ 11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 I give some time and attention to our family needs. I water the plants, vacuum & mop the floors, shop for needs, care for others’ health, care for our pets (who are part of our family), and budget daily on Quicken. I have stated that I refuse to assume other habitat centered responsibilities. I also give time and attention to the creative interests of other family members, and contribute money to their activities.
¶ 12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Again, it comes to my attention that no family member has assisted me in any way for what most interests me. None have the slightest interest in what I do – except that I spend too much time sitting at the computer.
¶ 13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 This is not their fault. I have never successfully worked in a team. I have never worked closely with another person on a project that I had conceptualized. I have attempted to organize teams and enlist the aide of others – but was never successful.