Sunday, July 5, 2015
For Those Not In Love
It’s almost impossible for me not to see
those who disagree with me as ignorant
if not stupid. And unreasonable. At times,
as malicious. Occasionally: as evil.
I know better, of course: but this is how
I feel. “Get in touch with your feelings,”
my shrink told me years ago, a fashionable
diagnosis especially among the masculine.
inclined. I’m just describing.
I could deny—pretend I’m Christian or
Buddhist, fake it till I make it, compart-
mentalize, suppress; but the hate remains,
the same and antagonism. It’s annoying:
other people’s points of view, beliefs, biases,
convictions, prejudice. I’d be lying if I said
other wise. It’s an eminence front.