Changing Another Person LO20083

Winfried Dressler (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 13:52:45 +0100

Replying to LO20006 --

Richard Scherberger wrote:

>Joe's is probably the most insightful contribution on this subject that
>I've read to date. I find it absolutely engaging to read the people who
>actually believe that they can change another person! Perhaps I'm
>mis-reading between the lines; the impression that I've gotten is
>that the
>"change agent" is the one totally responsible for the other's change, as
>if the "change agent" acts without regard to the other's is,
>after all, a matter of choice to change.

Just to add an example to this:

The choice to go to a surgeon is up to the patient.
The surgeon as a "change agent" is totally responsible for his work on
changing his patient.

And: Yes, a surgeon can and does change his patients. Is this really a
matter of belief? Or is this example not valid, because a surgeon does
only change the body, which is not the person?! No, I believe this example
is valid. And I also believe, that a "change agent" who only makes
suggestions, leaving the responsibility for any change on his clients
side, acts irresponsible.

Liebe Gruesse,
Winfried Dressler


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