Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat
@cheshire-cat
3 years ago
1,338 posts

Dear E,

Another gem to add to your next poetry book. Good luck on turning yourself into sociopath. Why not go whole hog and become a narcissistic sociopath while you're at it?

I'm done joking, because the pain behind this is very real and a real issue for many of us. I don't think there is any doubt that sociopathy is pretty much an acceptable form of "morality" in this country now. I could site any number of examples to make my point, sadly. That makes being a real human being even harder, but I believe we are now the only chance for the survival of our species, so we must somehow persevere. Evil eventually eats itself, being a destructive, not creative force.

Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat
@cheshire-cat
3 years ago
1,338 posts

Yep, narcs feel pain when they don't get their way, so your point is well taken. I was thinking how nice it would be to think of myself as grandly perfect, instead of beating myself up endlessly over minor flaws.

Temperament is supposedly hardwired, so if you achieve a major change, Please let me know how!

Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat
@cheshire-cat
3 years ago
1,338 posts

I like the denial idea. Self-deception works too, lol.

I knew you were joking, but I suspect only half joking.

Or, maybe I am projecting because this world has really got me down.

Femonique
Femonique
@femonique
2 years ago
62 posts

I know this is an old post, but recently find myself amongst family, who inform me, there is no such thing as me, they don't believe.  So, if I admit I'm something "bad" or "less than", such as overly sensitive, that's more believeable.  But, they insist I stop feeling so sensitively.  Really?  And just exactly how does one do that? 

I've tried, but this "feel" has also protected me, and I really don't wanna not be me, because that would be a lie.  I already lived like that....blek.  

It's our time now.  The less sensitive must adjust, or it's their loss, not ours.  

Angel
Angel
@angel
2 years ago
607 posts

I have to admire to creativity of your poem and understand the desire to feel no more pain. But in all reality, being a sociopath isn't the way to go to get away from pain considering their lives revolve around nothing but pain. Since they feed off of the pain of others, they have to inflict that pain in order to get fed,defeating the purpose of simply wanting to be numb.

I don't think anyone can fully escape pain since it is such a huge part of who we are. Without pain, we would never gain the things we seek, such as love, forgiveness, hope, ect. All that is beautiful and bright could never be achieved without pain. It's funny how that works :) I don't think the idea is to be consumed by pain, but to learn how to transform it. Using the pain to create something positive out of it. It's not always easy, but without it we would never truely never gain what we seek. IMHO :)

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