Words of Wisdom:

"Why take the hard way when you can do better the easy way!?!?!?!?" - Jeni589


  • Date Submitted: 04/17/2012 08:04 AM
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According to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, counseling is defined as the professional guidance of an individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes. Although this may be true, as stated in the scriptures, my personal perception towards the esoteric subject of counseling may be parallel, but a tad digressed to the original, contextual meaning of the subject.

In my opinion, counseling is not just the treatment or therapy given to those who are in need of psychological, emotional and spiritual enlightenment or guidance. Counseling is more than just mere therapy for it is not just theoretical like mathematics and science, but is in a sense practical as well because counseling analyses the human mind and behavior, in ways beyond the comprehension of those in other fields of study, for formal treatment as well as everyday life through acquiring environmental information, digesting it and adapting to the surroundings in a manner that has never been done before, for the betterment of the individual who is executing the act. Counselors do not only practice their knowledge within the concealed walls of their clinic, but also in everyday life, as mentioned before. They are able to interpret signs of people who are desperate for psychological attention, predict the behavior of passers-by and determine those who may be good friends or bad ones whether they be acquaintances or someone boarding the same bus as them. Counseling does not limit them to just these few examples, but there may be countless more things that they are able to do with their knowledge.

      There is a counselor in all of us as we all possess the ability to guide someone towards the path of righteousness and this portrays the innate attribute of us being humans who care for each other and who possess empathic capacity unlike animals, although there have been studies...


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