A reaction is instant.


It’s driven by the beliefs, biases, and prejudices of the unconscious mind.


When you say or do something “without thinking,” that’s the unconscious mind running the show.


A reaction is based in the moment and doesn’t take into consideration long term effects of what you do or say.


A reaction is survival-oriented and on some level a defense mechanism. It might turn out okay but often a reaction is something you regret later.


What is a response then?


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