“Don’t forget, it’s wrong to eat your children.”
What does he mean by this?
It means that parents can metaphorically devour their children by over-protecting them (usually mothers) or forcing them into an overly orderly existence (usually fathers). Either of those strategies cuts the child off from contact with the positive aspect of the unknown that allows creativity, growth, and individuality.
“It’s the oldest story of mankind.. Get yourself together, transcend your suffering, see if you can be some kind of hero, make the suffering in the world less… Well that’s the way forward, as far as I can tell, if there is anyway forward.”
Give some compliments to get some back, even if insincere, because it has some value.
Long ago, I had written this.
Not good writing obviously, but in my defense, youth and folly go together.
But I still stand by it…
Well… Most of it.
Making friends, as adults, is really difficult.
It’s really easy as a kid (human or goat)
Well… Maybe not that easy…
Instead find collaborators for activities that you really like.
It’s a close second to friendship.
Just try it.
I want you to think for a moment who it is I’m referring to as frustrating.
Is it the person who is mad (angry in this context), or is it the person providing the solution , hoping to end the anger, thereby depriving the angry person of his feeling of the emotion if anger?
Dave Chappelle seems to have this view.
His analogy when he quit showbusiness.
But now he’s back.
You constantly cry for attention.It only highlights what you and everyone else already suspect… you are insecure.
Likely your insecurity stems from always questioning if you really ever earned anything by merit. Most people probably hand you things because they like looking at you. But that’s made you vapid, shallow, and unable to perform in any way that adds true value in the world.
Your relationships are superficial. Your romance life always has the shadow of doubt. Does he love you… or how you look? If you were disfigured, would anyone give you a second glance based on personality?
That nagging feeling will keep you looking for validation. It keeps you in the gym. It makes you post photos online looking for praise or positive attention. It keeps you going back for a nip here and tuck there. Before long you’ll look like Donatella Versace with the personality of one of her handbags.
You’ll shift from being the center of attention to being part of a gaggle of women who make rude comments about younger girls because you feel jealous and rude comments about men who no longer pay attention to you.
You’d be better served working on being a better person than hunting for attention constantly, but you’ll likely die young and your grave will be about as shallow as your personality.