“From Desiderata- Avoid loud and aggressive people as they are a vexation to the spirit.’
I can hear the Soldier now, You don’t know the meaning of vexation, I’ll show you vexation.”
I called him.
“What do you think of this?” I asked my husband. He has Mercury in Aries.
“Well I think that those who are weak, mindless, spineless and never question authority are a vexation to the spirit. What do you think, P? What do people like that do for the spirit? I think I have a lot of spirit and I am loud, aggressive and spirited. Where is that quote from?”
“That poem they found in a church in the 1600’s? Well that’s one of my favorite writings. I don’t recall that part. But anyway, you have to take that in it’s entirety. They are probably talking about boisterous bar types. Blowhards. You know the type. So that’s my interpretation of that. That’s a different kind of loud and aggressive, I’d say. What do you think happened with that? The person wrote it and thought it was nothing?”
“Yep, probably wrote it and thought it was nothing…”
Do you think loud and aggressive people vex the spirit?