Session 23: Bull (part 3)

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“Bull in a china shop.”  What’s that mean?

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That you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.

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Emotionally speaking.

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Right.

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Because I’m numb to my own feelings.

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Yes. 

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Which leaves me insensitive to everyone else’s.

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You got it.

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So what do I do now?

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Well, you start by getting interested.

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In feelings.

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That’s right.

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I’d rather not.

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I don’t blame you.

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You don’t?

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Nah.  Getting into feelings is no picnic…

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bert (9)

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…if you’ve spent your life trying to bury them.

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Do I have a choice?

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Sure.  There’s always choices.

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What are mine?

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You can do nothing, hope your marriage survives and your kids don’t grow up emotionally stunted.

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bert (12)

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Or you could graduate from bull to bully. 

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By…

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By insisting that your family accept you as you are.  Some guys try that.

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Is there a third option?

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Develop symptoms.  Anxiety or depression, mainly.

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I’m already started on that one.

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I know.  Or you could develop an addiction.

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I don’t drink or drug.

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There’s always food.  Or work.  That’s a popular choice.  

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bert

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Or spend your life in front of screens.  TV, internet.  Games, Facebook, chat rooms, porn.  You know.

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Yeah.

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So.  What’s your preference?

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bert

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Good choice.

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