Systems and Patterns.

Many people do not change, or do not change much, because we are fundamentally conservative creatures. This is not our fault. It is our life form. Coherence and continuity are built into life support, and it should not be surprising that these themes are expressed in our psychological life as well…

We not only seek order but we also need it. We are organized by systems of activities and are often very protective of our patterns.

Michael Mahoney- Constructive Psychotherapy.