People are doing the best they can at any given moment with the knowledge they have.
People want to improve their lives and be happy.
We may not have caused all of our problems, and we have to solve them anyway.
Identifying and changing the causes of behavior work better than judging and blaming.
People who struggle with intense emotions use self-destructive behaviors such as suicidal behaviors, self-harm, and other maladaptive coping mechanisms in an attempt to solve the problem or find short-term relief.
People desperately want to feel better and live a more fulfilling life.
Problems are often associated with intense negative emotions that are profoundly difficult to tolerate.
People, when given more effective ways of dealing with problems or emotions, generally are motivated to live a life worth living.