and the healing power of humiliation
Resentment is an odd thing.
The more comfortable we become, the less pain we experience.
The less pain we experience, the more alarmed and uncomfortable we perceive our pain.
What’s worse, we live in an era where human suffering and pain has become medicalized and problematic.
People feel entitled to what each other have.
In a competitive place of scarcity like the NHL, there can only be one winning team and thirty two organizations who resent the winners.
These days however, people feel entitled to a pain free life.
We’re all running around with little resentment lights in our pockets.
Sure! Our mobile devices that allow us to be so connected also allow us to present our lives through carefully curated images and filters that make things look even better than reality.
We get attention for being hurt, for being in pain. Therapy school was a lot like this. It was the Victim Olympics. Whoever hurt the most and cried the most controlled the room.
These days, can sure feel like the we’re in a race…
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