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I find many great, some fabulous, and other lacking blogs. I read some. Some I speed read some blogs. Last, I pass over some blogs. My Monday mind wonders; do people read blogs anymore?
Has society moved from reading newspapers, to reading online news and blogs to just thumbing through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? I am not putting anyone down at all. The truth is over the past years, I have evolved into mind of countless worthless events full of FB posts and Tweets.
In the past, I valued the desire to learn new and creative things. I read blogs. I read the news. I would look to learn new things about the global society, but now it appears as technology has made it simpler to waste my time on mindless activities of others.
Do you still read blogs?
Response to: Why I stopped writing
The therapist looked at Brooke and asked, “Did you love her?”
“Yes, I mean no. I hated her, but of course I loved her. She was my mom. She was sick. She was always sick.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean she was mentally ill. She always told me how much she never wanted me. She pimped out my sister at a truck stop. She hit us. She beat us. She hated us. However, no matter how sick she was I loved her, because I knew she was sick.”
“hmm…” The therapist wrote in the file. The he looked up and said, “ You know why you feel the way you do?”
Brooke shook her head no.
“Because you are not ready to give up that storyline. That story was written. It is over. For your whole life you were the unwanted, neglected and beaten child. Now the main character is dead and you don’t want to let go. You only know that storyline. That’s the story you are comfortable with, but the main character is dead so the only way to continue to live that storyline is for you recall those bad times. The more you recall the bad times the more you suffer as you always had before your mother died. The good news for you is that she is gone. The story is over. Time to move on. Stop focusing on that story. Start focusing on another storyline. Write a new one.”
Brooke wiped her tears and looked up. “You make it sound so simple.”
“It is. The book is closed. The story is over. Now, you can be anything you want to be. What do you want to be?”
“I don’t know. I never thought of it that way.”
“Do you want to be a villain, hero, victim or leader?”
“I want to be.”
“Then find yourself.”
“Why? What do you mean?”
“The person you were for the past 40 years, the one who sat here crying is not the person you are. It was the person you once were. Now is time to re-identify with yourself. Once you find the new you, you will never feel like you did as you did when you came in here.”
“Ok, but where do I start.”
“That’s not for me to answer. I’m just your therapist and your time is over for today.”
“Ok, but then how do I find out where to start. Who do I talk to?”
“A friend, go talk to a friend.”
“But I don’t have any. That is why I come here.”
“Then go find one.”
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