Almost Uncontrollable Urges's blog

Jesus | August 8, 2008

Date of Urge: 8/8/08

Time of Urge: Lunchtime

Background: Today there is an anti-abortion rally taking place on the public square in my town.  It is approximately 5 blocks from my office, so i could easily walk over during lunch.  They are going to have a lot of very graphic photographs of aborted babies.

Urge: I feel like i should go over and get a really messy pasta dish to eat next to these people while holding a sign that says: If Mary had an abortion, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

What’s holding me back: i don’t want to give these people the satisfaction of the argument.  I’d rather just ignore them.

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What do we consider an almost uncontrollable urge? Well, first we need to establish a definition. Almost: al*most, [awl-mohst], -adverb, meaning: very nearly. Uncontrollable: un*con*trol*la*ble, [un-kuh n-troh-luh-buhl], -adjective, meaning: incapable of being controlled or restrained. Urge: [urj], -noun, meaning: an involuntary, natural, or instinctive impulse. Therefore, an almost uncontrollable urge is an involuntary, natural or instinctive impulse that is very nearly incapable of being controlled or restrained. These A.U.U.'s occur mostly in public settings, as there is very little to constrain a person in a private setting. The urge is frequently overcome due to any number of things, such as: societal standards, fear of retribution, fear of prosecution, fear of being left alone after having embarrased a significant other for the last time, etc. This is simply a list of several of the AUU's that we have had.

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