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Your statement about ego states was not nonsensical. It's not common knowledge how ubiquitous plurality really is. In internal family systems theory, we can see that Schwartz has noticed how nearly everybody has this plurality in the background. Also look at Freud and Jung; it's obvious that psychology has noticed this while simultaneously making excuses for it and sanctioning only certain kinds of plurality over others.

Due to plural oppression New, it is deeply buried in culture and hidden in plain sight. It's definitely not common knowledge. You don't have anything to apologize about because our society is burying it.

We're all steeped in singular centric culture, and fed this singular centric perspective throughout our lives, so it's not easy to start seeing the plurality that's hanging around everywhere every day.

Some references:

There's one interesting part of the spirituality panel from the 2020 Plural Positivity World Conference, where IIRC Dr. S was talking about plurality in Puerto Rican culture, and how even if it wasn't common in every person, it was commonly accepted and not viewed, in itself, as either good or bad. So individual instances of plurality would be viewed as, let's say, beneficial versus undesirable experiences. And so it was folded into the culture in a much more accepting way in Puerto Rico.

We're also asking someone else with indigenous experience, who has not revealed which tribe they belong to or what culture they're talking about, for an article. They said that nearly everybody in their tribe or in their tribal culture, is plural. They're asking their indigenous elders whether they can share an article about it.

There's a reason that the DSM and other documentation within psychology acknowledges indigenous and cultural plurality as not always being disorderly. There are instances that they've come upon in their research where plurality is actually not that abnormal.

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Comment by Crisses on May 02, 2023