Author: David John
Worth Losing Some Freedoms
“Those rabbits stopped fighting the system, because it was easier to take the loss of freedom, to forget what it was like before the fence kept them in, than to be out there in the world struggling to find shelter and food. They had decided that the loss of some was worth the temporary comfort of many.” — Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds
It limits you. Having to be “strong” for someone else. To be “strong” for everyone else. To be available, to be reliable, to be wise. To be a console and consort, constant and consistent, considerate. To be there for them, waiting, patient, tolerant, understanding, listening, supporting. Predictable. To be “strong” for them, with them, to have that “strength”, that resilience, in abundance for them to draw-upon, to top-them-up, to replenish them, encourage, re-enthuse. To humour, to inspire, motivate. It limits you, to all-ways be the “strong” one, the resilient.
The Age of MANipulation
An Abnormal Culture
“So much of what we call abnormality in this culture is actually normal responses to an abnormal culture. The abnormality does not reside in the pathology of individuals, but in the very culture that drives people into suffering and dysfunction.” — Gabor Maté
“It is sad to see what Desire makes foolish people do.”
If I Were The Devil
If I were the devil, this world would be my playground.
If I were the devil, your lives would be as toys.
If I were the devil, you’d believe I do not exist.
If I were your playmate, living with you.
If I were deceit, then my pleasures shall rise.
If I were your pleasures, your wants and desires,
Then I’d live-in and amongst you
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.