Saturday, March 3, 2012

Soul Suckers

Got any soul suckers in your life?

Of course, you do. We all have them, those negative, destructive, and demoralizing figures out to put us—and keep us—down.

They're everywhere. They're in the house, the office. They're on the radio and on the television screen.

They tell us to think small—or, better yet, don't think at all; do what we're told.

They serve us cake. They watch us eat it, then they tell us we're as big as houses.

They snicker at our attempts to grow beyond the narrow and constrictive walls of who and what we were into that person we are becoming.

They make us feel bad about ourselves and sometimes make us want to die.

But you know what?

Soul suckers suck souls because they have no souls themselves.

4 comments:

  1. You might also want to hit up Google Books and look up "petty tyrants" in the early Casteneda books. You know, once you get past the juvenile, "whoa, mushrooms" phase there's some pretty interesting stuff in there.

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  2.  Whatcha got against mushrooms? But, seriously ...

    Thanks for stopping by. I've missed you.

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  3. Don't let anybody make you feel bad about yourself.   They are only doing it to make themselves seem more important by comparison.    My mother told me, don't worry so much what other people are thinking about you, because they're not.   They're only thinking of themselves. 

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  4.  Thank you ;-) Now you've got me wondering: how did mothers get to be so smart ... ?

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