Purposefairy | 24, May 2013
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. ~Sigmund Freud
The Weight of the World
Hello Earthling! How nice of you to have dropped by this titillating planet filled with such great diversity and beauty.
What was that you said? Did you say that you:
Feel burdened by society and all that is wrong with the world?
You feel an overwhelming pressure to change the world?
Did I hear you right? Did you say that you even feel guilty or responsible for the state of the world?
What an awful burden it is to bear when we decide to take on the weight of the world, or on a lesser degree, the weight of another person’s choices or life.
Are you guilty of this? Yes…no…perhaps a little?
Are You Suffering From Mad Cow Disease?
Let me get clear on this. Sit down and make yourself comfortable because I need your undivided attention.
Holy cow! I only recently realized that I’ve been a complete idiot — a buffoon of the highest degree.
In what textbook did I read that I need to change the world, take over if I saw someone else suffering along their path or put every effort into making people see the world the way I see it?
Nope, can’t think of the name of that book so I must have somehow imagined it. But how many of you can say you feel the same way?
You may feel responsible for your partner, your grown up children, your friends and other members of your family. You may even take on the responsibility of complete strangers.