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What it means to be real (Ballastexistenz)



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Sep. 26th, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
"Then they told me I was judging this lady unfairly. Let’s see. She judges my abilities by glancing at me and attempts to prevent me from an activity I excel at, on the basis of that glance. I get pissed off as a result. And they say I’m the one judging people unfairly. (Even though I hadn’t said anything about her, other than that she was wrong about me. They did things like this, a lot, and succeeded in keeping me completely off balance and doubting my ability to know anything.)"

My current counselor told me that when this happens, you can be sure you're in the presence of a manipulator. These people are manipulators.

Sep. 29th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
Damn right they're manipulators. That's the way of things, torn apart offhandedly by people who are certain they are doing good. Some of the greatest damage by people who have no idea they could be causing harm. Ill will is less frightening than the utter implacability of a collective society.
Feb. 6th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Iiiiiiii should not have started re-reading that at work. Not today. Augh. Augh it's right.
Feb. 7th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
Easy, friend, easy. Take care of yourself in the fallout.
Feb. 7th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Trying. Still, as you may have seen by this point... it's not going too well.
Feb. 7th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
If there's nowhere else, there is always the wild.... Walk out the front door and keep walking. There's time enough for finding the rhythm in people's mad games after you've grounded again in your own rhythm.

Or hey, if I'm talking shit and it works different for you, just smack me and I'll back off.
Feb. 10th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
No, it works pretty much exactly like that for me... this is how we met the local woods, and that chunk of the Mt. Airy Forest that I used to call "my place", haha. It's comforting to know this stuff matches up with others' experiences.
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