grubbing before Saddam, protesters think their love will melt his heart. They
are wrong. No one can save himself. Your implanted ego will always try to trick
you into controlling the outcome of everything. Consider, therefore, that when
things go wrong, it might be the result of doing the right thing for the wrong
is it that in keeping the peace and trying to make someone happy you succeeded
only in duplicating the tyranny of your own miserable childhood? Experience
should have already demonstrated that all your people-pleasing love falls short
of the desired mark. How much more suffering will it take to get you to
understand all the implications of doing the right things for the wrong reasons?
If we understand this, we may be able to avoid the coming apocalypse.
always begins in small, unnoticeable ways. We all tend to compensate with
material things for a lack of real love to families and others. The following
gives but a few of the right things done for the wrong reasons:
You give your kids lots of stuff to assure
they don't suffer the way you did.
You take a girl to dinner for more than a meal.
You buy gifts to keep from being embarrassed, knowing they will send you one.
You baby-sit out of obligation, fearing loss of friendship.
You give compliments to manipulate.
You give a big tip to the waiter to impress your friends.
You care for sick parents out of guilt for resenting them.
You apologize when you are not sorry.
You're proud of your kids who achieve out of pressure.
You drive your spouse into another's arms with an inordinate need you thought
Making peace with hell can be
Harris gets 20 years in prison for killing her good-for-nothing husband in a
fit of passion, while an appeasing, cowering world, conditioned to please
bullies, "forgives" a despicable Arab tyrant for systematically
slaughtering over 1 million innocent people. There are reasons why tyrants,
domestic and political, always ascend to the thrones of power. They all make
use of a compulsive servitude the masses think of as love.