Ok, most of us remember the stories of "jolly ol' St. Nick" and his bright red coat and burley white beard.
If you can't recollect here is the non-official story courtesy wikIHAVETOMUCHTIMEONMYHANDSpedia page
Now let us diagnose the overweight creep sneaking down your chimney once a year.
Here is my personal diagnoses:
We have a physical person, a physical mind, and a spirit to look at.
Physically portrayed as an overweight white male in his late 50's to early 60's, all thanks to this guy Thomas Nast.
The question is, why has this image stuck for this long? Why chubby? Why not muscular? Or skinny with a cane? His girth gives a sense of protection,
without sacrificing an image of intellect. He is big enough that no one will push him around, but not “roided” up enough to give off a sense of
Now because of his apparent elder age we have a knowledgeable character, grown wise through what the world has to offer in ones life. Better yet he
does not age, so his life’s priorities are not similar to us mortals. The white beard hints towards his purity, and his red outfit demands
As quoted from wikIHAVENOLIFEpedia
“In human color psychology, red is associated with brave(india), pure(India),happiness (China), good luck (China), heat, energy, and blood, and
emotions that "stir the blood", including anger, passion, love, pain, and sacrifice.”
This leads to Mr. Claus’ psychoanalysis. We have a completely benevolent being, he does not care about himself enough to even really exist,. What
could cause this behavior? Instinctively benevolence is weakness, one gives in hopes of receiving,.
“we hold that door open for the person behind us in hopes that that person or some other person will return the favor some day.”
“we are overly polite to the waiter so that in return the waiter will not spit in our food, the waiter will not spit in the food so that in return
the waiter receives a larger tip, therefore both parties are at compromise.”
Anyways back to Mr. Claus. If you were to live forever your priorities would certainly change. You would no longer have any substantial need for the
act of greed or any mal-intentions towards your fellow beings, if your going to live forever, you have a long time to build up any wealth, if
that’s what your still after.
So now we know why Mr. Claus can keep giving. “who knows though, maybe his life force feeds off happy kids?”
Ok now for his spirit, not to be confused with his mind or body, because this is the only part of Mr. Claus that actually exists. His spirit is that
of a demigod, Children worship him in hopes of receiving gifts, they even believe that he is watching them all the time and judging their actions.
“a microcosm of established religion if I might add.”
So I will end there, and would love to hear your take on Santa.