Psychoanalyze this

Mexican Horse Thief-Amanzimtoti10

Something that seems to happen to me too often, friends like to psychoanalyze me, tell me exactly what my problem is and what I must do to fix it. Worse they will sit and discuss my problems with each other, ignoring me completely as if I was not even there! It use to piss me off somewhat, but with some thought I found that it is a useful tool/weapon. After two decades of attending what is known as Group Therapy; that is what the AA is basically, and the concept was thought up by a stockbroker, not a doctor, Bill Wilson, I sort of know more than most about this thing called psychology. That said here are some “known” things about this pseudoscience that have been proven false.

If You Let Your Anger Out, You’ll Feel Better!

Research says it doesn’t work. Expressing your anger, even against inanimate objects, doesn’t make you less angry at all. In fact, it actually makes you want to get pissed off. When we do something, and it makes us feel good, we want to do it again… and more often. It falls under a thing called a habit. So because rush of anger is addictive as hell, and letting yourself lash out as a means to control your anger is like drinking to control your urge to drink. (Tried that, all sorts of kak followed!)

Think about this too, when last did you see footage of a Buddhist Monk smashing glass to reach enlightenment, peace and tranquillity?


Just Believe in Yourself, and You’ll Succeed!

Those High School Movies, how I hate them, all seem to have this theme, some real loser “finds himself” and miraculously become the hero of the story. This self esteem has being jerked all out of proportion, instead of believing that the successful person has it BECAUSE of their success, society has deemed to believe the opposite. Now days  they give all the children a medal/trophy no matter how well they do, or do not. God forbid the child that comes last gets wounded self esteem!

Again research shows that kids who have an inflated sense of self-worth become aggressive when their sense of superiority is called into question, leading to a more damaging fall for the little  so-and so when he realizes what a loser he really  is.

The Lie Detector Test

This must be one of the “professions” biggest con jobs. Polygraph (commonly called “lie detector”) tests go back to the early 20th century, and have been used in law enforcement since the 1920s. All the Polygraph does is simply measure a number of physical responses that may mean you’re lying. A study by the National Academy of Sciences found polygraphs do help detect lies at a rate a little better than flipping a coin does. Give the “profession” 10 out of 10 for job creation though.


That is just a few cases where the professional have fucked up, how my more do these armatures that have a very high self esteem, mess up? And while they do it, I can get a far better judgment of their character than they would like, as Nietzsche said:

…….for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you

Nosce te ipsum

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