This post is a work in progress and I will complete it at a later time. It is for the comments by KYLady and di345 who asked about feelings and rackets.
One of the problems with the concept of rackets is that it has had many differing definitions in the literature. Below are listed some of them.
So people use the term in different ways and mistakenly assume (often) that they are talking about the same thing when they are not. As you can imagine confusion results in such debates over feelings and rackets.
Also I have been remiss and excluded one of the more significant barriers to dropping a feeling. So the list has increase by the number of one.
Barriers to dropping a feeling
The racket value of the feeling
The strength of its connection to a script decision
Secondary gains associated with it.
Characterological basis of the feeling