I should really go to sleep and I will, but I think I have finally grasped a model. In early Reeducation,
PZ: This seems dangerous. You would like me to renounce thoughts, which you view as delusions, feelings, which you call instincts, because you are sure my ‘instincts’ are poorly trained, and discernment, which you call ‘control.’ You would like me to replace these with what you call ‘feelings,’ which I would call passing sensations. I do not know a great deal about psychology but it appears to me you are asking me to reduce myself to some sort of impulse driven Kleinian state . . . unless you think I should be a histrionic 1940s movie heroine.
Reeducation said I was being too intellectual again, but I do not think so. I have just caught the model back. You can have thoughts, feelings, and discernment and you can simply observe passing sensations. I think these actually may be the main pieces of the psyche and I cannot believe I seriously tried to reject the most fundamental three, or that I allowed them to be delegitimated. This is very interesting.