The result of an acute blind pot is that we unwittingly step into some form of inhibitory trap in life.
The incident-isolation trap is the direct opposite of a holistic mindset, strongly influenced by the dissected frog trap and acutely driven by stupidity (a self-destructive combination cycle of fear & ignorance). The incident-isolation trap, may - at first - seem pretty confusing but - as with most things in life - it is actually quite simple.

In essence, the incident-isolation trap comes into effect when we isolate an incident (i.e. situation, event or occurrence) from the rest of our circumstances. In doing so we identify the "culprit", focus on it and try to eliminate or surgically remove the incident from our lives, to restore harmony once again. In doing so we lose sight of the totality, context and dynamics in which the particular incident occur and this approach often result in either using the power of brutality, lots and lots of confusion, frustration, helplessness or the following of a quick, easy and instant recipe to "solve the problem". Unfortunately, the root causes of the incident (when dealt with in isolation) aren't really confronted, addressed and conquered, there are merely a temporary relieve of some of the acute symptoms.

The underlying source or root cause of the incident remains safely intact (with only some of the symptoms alleviated) just to surface again... later... under different circumstances, with "new" symptoms appearing and which frequently results in destructive recurring patterns. To prevent this unwise dealing or coping with incidents (both the positive/pleasure and the negative/pain), we have to enhance and "improve" our holistic mindset and lessen the impact of the dissected frog trap on our thoughts, in our reasoning, our choices and actions. In other words... we have to conquer our fears, overcome our ignorance and restore our whole brain decision making processes.

For example...

A 17 year old drug addict from a broken home, has terribly destructive interactions with the rest of the family and his relationships are characterized by physical and/or verbal aggressions, tantrums, threats of suicide and manipulations. His father (remarried), refuse bluntly to deal with him any longer, because of the turmoil that he consistently causes in his new family. His mother is in a constant state of panic, depresses and stressed out; always anxiously awaiting the worst. His brother (19) left home, because he cannot stand the situation any longer and his sister (16) - still at home - is in a frequent battle with him and her over protective and "blind" mother. To make things just a bit more difficult, the older brother is in the clutches of gang and the sister is pregnant with the child of a 40 year old married man.

Now, for the incident-isolation trap: All "evidence" points towards the 17 year old drug addict who is the root cause for all the family turmoil and problems. Thus, when he is rehabilitated, family harmony could be restored and then they could start with the long and uphill task to deal with residue of the incident.

However, this is merely the easy way out, a short term relieve and an illusion that things can be somehow restored. Because, the divorce, drug addiction, gang affiliation and unwanted pregnancy are merely symptoms of the TRUE root cause... inappropriate believe systems and dogmatic thought patterns as accompanied guilt trips. By "ignoring" and a "fear" to deal with the true root causes all these years; pressures steadily mounts in the psyche of all those involved, which gradually escalated into the insurmountable problems and crisis that the family is experiencing at the moment.

Key The incident-isolation trap subtly "force" us to see and deal with incidents out of context, removed us from the situation's dynamics and result in a misinterpretation of the holistic dynamic system of the incident.

In essence, the incident-isolation trap initiates, give life to and sustain LAB-Factors!

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