Monday, January 10, 2022

Secrets and Lies

Most people have secrets, but is it possible to hide anything? You could say for example that no matter how parents try to hide their proclivities, tensions, dissatisfactions and envy, children know everything. The cognizance is not necessarily on the surface, but the child inevitably picks up the truth by osmosis. In this age where it seems that objectivity can bend like gravity in the relativity paradigm literally anything can be propounded as "reality." However there's no mistaking viral intentions which make their way into a system, finally emerging as a full blow disease. Oedipus, of course, is the most famous example. By thinking he could outrun the truth he brought about what might be called the "ur" self-fulfilling prophecy. Why then is it so hard to own up? Why do so many people get caught in a web of lies, futile attempts to rewrite history, with new lies covering up lies. You might also ask why people have what psychoanalysts call "repetition compulsions." You make a mistake and feel so badly about it that you say OK I’m just going to do the same thing one more time.Then I’ll stop. It’s called throwing good money after bad--which is also one definition of addiction. You take one last opioid, one last drink and you’ll stop tomorrow. Tomorrow comes and you do the same thing yet one more time. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Read "Dr. Pangloss?" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"by The Temptations

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