Bert’s therapy (#12): Ordinary monkeys

 

 bert (1).

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 So what do you want out of therapy?

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Two things, I guess. 

To be less lonely…

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therapist (2).

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…and to be more in control.

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Huh.

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What?

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 That’s a line from a movie.

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What I said about control?

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Right.  Ordinary People,1980.  Depressed kid says it to his therapist. 

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What does the therapist say?

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He tells him to come twice a week.  “Control is a tough nut,” he says. 

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You agree?

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bert (8).

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It’s an impossible nut. 

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Why impossible?

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Because we can’t have it, and we can’t stop wanting it.

 

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bert (10)

 

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Like a itch you can’t stop scratching, but scratching only makes the itch worse.

 

 

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I know.

 

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You know?

 

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Yeah.  I’ve always wanted more control than I had.  I guess I always will.

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Sounds familiar.

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 What’s wrong with me?

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You’re a control addict.  A.k.a., a normal human being.

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An ordinary people.

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Correct.  Well, it sort of solves your other problem.

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My loneliness?bert (15).

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Sure. 

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Welcome to the majority.

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