The Four Agreements Critical Review

If we accept this agreement, Don Miguel Ruiz tells us, there is a good chance that we will reach a state of “happiness” in the midst of hell. All agreements must lead to this situation, but the decision not to take things personally has the power to cancel up to “seventy-five percent” of all the negative agreements we have previously made with ourselves. Maybe it`s a seventy-five percent poodle shot? It looks amazing. Where do I sign? I also found it strange to judge a book about the behavior of a person who claims to have read it and about the elderly who are the ancestors of the book author. For this reason, I did not respond to Cccc`s comment. If the commentator explained why he thinks the four agreements encourage people to behave recklessly and selfishly, I might have had an answer. As it stands, I support the idea that, toltec or not, these principles are a healthy way of life and that they coincide with the best practices supported by modern psychology: But that`s not really what he meant, it only distorts agreements, apparently shouldn`t justify it, Treat others like. The problem is that Don Miguel Ruiz does not address the problem explicitly. It does not distinguish between situations where we should listen to others and those where we should not.

At most, we receive an elusive message about the importance of “trusting ourselves” and especially trusting ourselves, “making the right decisions”, which can be an unbalanced way to recommend critical thinking and avoid behaving like a douchebag. But there is not much else. The text is quite intransigent. I read that and I fully understand the points he was trying to make. It is a little more sustained when you read the voice of knowledge. We learn everything when we grow up, some of what we “learn” is not positive. Many of us had parents, either young or abused themselves, and we learn their “beliefs” habits and patterns, while learning to count, speak, read, etc. Before the age of three, there is no anger. We repeat the actions of our guardians and authorities as children, to obtain love, comfort and emotional support from them.

We repeat their pattern because it makes them love and shows us a recognition for the behavior. . . .

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