Holodeck- Cryptic Messages

Posted May 4, 2021, 5:38 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Ensign Viyara Nazeen (Scientist) in Holodeck- Cryptic Messages

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) in Holodeck- Cryptic Messages

Posted by Ensign Viyara Nazeen (Scientist) in Holodeck- Cryptic Messages


“Then homeostasis would no longer be successful and that might lead to the death of the organism,” Viyara replied, her brows pulled together as she tried to figure out where Janna was going with this. What had homeostasis to do with whether or not she felt courageous?

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Janna nodded. “It just might. But an adaptive organism will use that discomfort to create its own change. Sometimes it doesn’t even know that the environment has indeed changed because of homeostasis.” She held up a finger. “And hypothetically, couldn’t you go so far as to say even a positive change in variables will also lead to a new equilibrium and thus re-found homeostasis?”

~Janna Kingston, CNS (Tricky Therapist®)

“Hypothetically speaking that is possible, yes,“ Viyara agreed and then added bluntly, “I don’t understand where you are trying to go with this Counsellor. Why are we suddenly talking about homeostasis? Don’t get me wrong, I like talking about these kinds of things. And at the same time I’m rather confused right now.“

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Janna schooled her features. “Because this isn’t this first difficult conversation I’ve ever had a therapist and I’m trying something,” she said with a wink. “And you agreed to give me the benefit of the doubt, remember? Trust me. Just a little. I’m not here to harm you.”

She sat back just slightly and inhaled slowly. “So we have an organism going through changing variables in order to find homeostasis. And we’ve already established that any change in those conditions is uncomfortable that makes the organism seek safety. But we’ve also established that good things, good changes can lead to a new homeostasis. So… isn’t it possible that even the good changes are uncomfortable?”

~Janna Kingston, CNS

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