The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

Protection or defense?

The acts of protecting or defending oneself are quite similar. They both intend to help us preserve our integrity. The direction they are pointing at is different though. Defense is a reaction to an enemy. Protection is self-care.

This makes me wonder, why defense mechanisms are being called defense mechanisms. We learn them to protect ourselves.


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