This is from 2007… did not get much attention back then. I wonder what people think now.
Yesterday there was some discussion about a woman’s asexuality being pathological here and here. Turns out the soldier and I were talking about this a couple days prior. He had told me a story from his childhood.
“Now see,” I said. “Some people would say your whole life is pathological. They would say your career was over-compensation for that experience and experiences similar to that experience. What do you think about that?”
“Don’t think it’s true,” he said.
“Well either do I. People will argue with you all day though. Oh, Elsa, if not for your childhood then blah, blah, blah. I think it’s ridiculous. I’d even say it’s naive. I have a chart, I know that. I was born with it and I know what I like. I know what attracts me and what doesn’t. Am I a daredevil because of my childhood? Of course not. I’d be looking for risk, regardless. I would have had a life looking for adventure no matter what my parents did or who they happened to be. Some guy in medical school? Blah. Some guy with a truck, dirt bike in the back? I’m going to be on that. Don’t you think this is true?”
“I’d say so.”
“Well then we agree. We know we were born but we best not tell anyone! They’re too invested in this other theory even though I am pretty sure I could come up with a million scenarios that show otherwise. I am an astrologer you know. As far as I’m concerned, people are born and from the moment they hit this world they are a unique individual with a nature. You can blame whoever you want until you are blue in the face and you are still going to be the person you are. I think we are born to our experience. One look at my chart and of course I am in the family I am in. Why should anyone be blamed for that? You’re a soldier. It’s hardly anyone’s fault. I have a hard time thinking you’d have not been a solider if this and this and this and this when you were born a soldier and all. So your experience shaped you into being, what else would you expect? I mean you went to soldier training but as far as I am concerned, your whole life is soldier training just like my whole life is training to do what I do. Your parents, your brothers, your sisters etc. are part of your training. Well no kidding. But to call a person’s life pathological when they are being themselves is both ridiculous and jacked up. But don’t tell anyone I said this, okay? I have no opinion on this subject actually.”
On that, I snickered and he snorted.
Do you have an opinion on this subject?