Sarah Lawrence (who later changed her last name to Fitz-Claridge) wrote to TCS list on 1996-03-18:
Acting on one theory while a conflicting theory remains active in one’s mind [which TCS calls “coercion”] is not a state that happens by chance. It is almost invariably a result of intentional coercion on the part of another person, whether at the time, or earlier in the person’s life. That is why we call this state “acting under coercion” and not something less judgemental-sounding.
Thoughts on the claim that other people hurting you on purpose (not by accident) is pretty much the only cause of coercion? Or in other words, is it true that failing to successfully deal with your inner conflicts is ~impossible without other people’s malicious actions? It’s not your fault and can’t be your fault when you’re coerced; it’s always someone else’s fault, and they did it intentionally because they’re evil!?