Bert’s therapy (#13): Attached

So you think I’m addicted to control.

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Yes.

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Because you think everyone is.

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I do.

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And why is that? 

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Because we’re unsatisfiable.

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We carry this picture in our heads of the reality we want…

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…which we constantly compare to the reality we have.

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And when the two don’t match — which is most of the time — 

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…we try to change the reality we have.

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Which means most of the time we’re fighting reality.

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Which is a fight we can’t win.

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And that’s “controlling”?

 

 

 

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Well, that’s what I call it.

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Buddhists call it attachment.

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So I’m unhappy because I fight reality… 

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…instead of learning to live with it.  Right.

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Well…

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…I think that’s crap.

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I think your theory is New Age bullshit.

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And I think I’m in therapy with the wrong therapist.

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See?

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There you go again.

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Want more?

And all the time the thing is coming — it’s coming, it’s coming, the great thing, the success you’re working for — and then one day you wake up at about forty years old, and you say “My god, I’ve arrived.  I’m there.”  And you don’t feel very different from what you’ve always felt.  And you feel there’s been a hoax.

The unsettling truth about life by Alan Watts (animation by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park”). 

 

 

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