Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
"Feelings are not right or wrong, they just are."
Of course, as an adult, I know that's not technically true.
Oddly I've learnt the opposite. I've learnt it's the one truth that sets you free. Feelings are not right or wrong. How you react to them, how you
engage with them.. that is what is seen as right or wrong.
If nothing else, it shows how misunderstood the mind is. That it varies from person to person just how simple things can be used or ignored.
I remember back when port arthur happened and I was on the streets of perth at the time, I remember some of the other street kids who were completely
under societies radar, the homeless unwanted youth, squatters who found a home in derelect buildings and stole sandwiches to survive.
There were twins around at the time, Seth and Josh, and one of them scared me sane at the time, saying he agreed with everything bryant did.
It's not new that society caters to the well to do and otherwise stable people, and lets the chaff fall to the side to be ignored and forgotten.
It's not new at all. It's been happening since kings sat on thrones eating entire pigs while peasants scraped beans out of mud.
It is a sign that humans simply care more about their self interests first and foremost. Survival of the self.
And all we really are, are animals with the ability to consider outcomes. We weigh in so many factors in our daily lives, we are easily able to ignore
the forgotten people. We might nudge them along, throw them a banana, and pause while they catch up... but ultimately, they perish at the neglect that
others impose on them by sheer chance of birth.
If humans were machines and easily oiled and put back in use, the failure rate of us would be cause for scrapping the entire model and starting with
how weary it would be to constantly try to justify and explain ourselves to ourselves.. we simply ignore it, and when bad things happen, put it down
I dunno, madness and genius are often considered the same... it's only when violence and death is included that people get involved.
There are lines beyond the sea of gray that almost all feelings fall into. The intent of saying it and basing policy on that concept was simply to
avoid pushing kids to turn feelings inward and to dark places ...if those are the feelings involved. Far better, I believe the logic went, that a
child or teen express them in the open where they can be discussed if need be.
This was an awfully loud message to kids today. Feelings DO have a very hard right/wrong definition and woe be the child who doesn't understand not
only that fact but where the lines are.
Great catch on the story.
Feelings are nothing more than the result of your brain telling you a story. How you as a listener take that story, affects the outcome of those
If you fall into the "I must not have bad feelings and I must only ever have good feelings" trap, then you're doomed to suffer... Feelings are
neither good or bad.. how you react to them, can be.