Saturday, December 28, 2013

There is hope

It is possible to give up smoking,
even if you are heavily addicted to nicotine.
It is also possible to recover from alcohol and drug abuse.

There are so many alcoholics and drug addicts
who have managed to overcome the addiction,
and who did not replaced it with a destructive religious cult,
or some other wacky activity.

It is also possible to recover from neurotic ideas of inferiority,
meaninglessness and wretchedness.
Such ideas can fade away and lose their power
when they eventually are taken for what they are, ideas, imaginations.
Finally the penny drops:
'I am worth exactly as much as anyone else.
Life is something very important. How stupid I have been.'

It is possible to abandon political and religious belief systems.
You don’t have to be a Nazi for the rest of your life
just because you used to hang out with Nazis in your youth.

You don't have to hold on to neoliberal or conservative ideas.
You don't have to live for career and money.
You don't have to exploit other people.
These are not natural laws.

It is possible to wake up and get out of bed.
There is hope.

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