... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)







Thursday, May 03, 2012

Perhaps just one reason

that that, which is seen as teenage angst in our younger years, stays with some of us for much, much longer (this is for writers, but it may apply)...


"The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity." - Graham Greene (The End of the Affair)
Why do some people engage in self-harm? Because when they hurt, they feel. It's not just the egotism that's monstrous...


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