I had some other thoughts after publishing yesterday’s post, Pluto In Capricorn – Extreme Judgement Of Rotten, Horrible, Disgusting Parents…
First, I think that people who do this to their parent(s) will do it to you, too. But why?
I think this phenomena is a direct result of the dumbing down of out society. People can either no longer deal with complex topics, or they simply don’t want to.
This person is good / this person is a bad. Keeps it simple, right?
In reality, it keep you simple. She’s a bitch. He’s an asshole. She’s a Democrat. He’s a Republican. She’s an astrologer. He’s rich.
How can this possibly say it all? How does it say anything?
When I was a kid, when someone called you a name, you were supposed to answer, “I know I am, but what are you?”
I miss that kind of thinking and that kind of teaching.
Pee-Wee Herman did a brilliant job with this…backwards.
It may not be popular to say, but you’ve got to be lazy and/or simple-minded to reduce your parents, in the way I described in the original post. And it’s so obviously, affecting.
Men who hate their mothers, do not tend to make good husbands.
Either do people who write off a parent’s care and support of them, over many years, as if it’s meaningless.
If a woman cannot resolve her anger towards her mother, what’s that mean? That she can’t grow up? That she doesn’t want to?
There’s a song I like, Angel From Montgomery. It’s written by John Prine, who performs it, live, with Bonnie Raitt…
It’s the last line that applies.
“…How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.”
I was a teenager, the first time I heard this song. I thought that was a wonderful question, and I still do.
How can a person ignore the complexity of their parent(s), or the parents of others, during their younger years?
Are you guilty of simplifying things to the point of stupidity?