Sorry if I get a bit pushy about that instinct stuff. One, it's a useful clarification of terms. Two, and more importantly to me, is how I feel on the victim-creator continuum regarding instincts. If it's instinctual, I have no control over it (part of the biological definition). If it's a choice, then no matter what I think or feel about it, it's happening because, at some level, it's me doing the choosing. Feel the same way about being straight/gay/other. If it's biological, then I'm not at choice. If it isn't, then it's all a choice. I find my life a lot more interesting (albeit a very good reflection of the chinese curse) if I'm at choice about everything. But, that's just me. I understand that there are very many people who don't want to have a whole helluva lot of things in their life be about their personal choice, conscious or otherwise. They would reather have it be about something making it so. Doesn't necessarily make it so, however great the desire.
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