And Yet You Betray Yourself

Against the one who has already lost, nothing can be done.
And he can’t find a place in the system, he has stopped wanting to.

From now on, he no longer offers any grip.
Therefore, he cannot take part in psychological games and does not interest anyone.
It can no longer be used, because it no longer waits for anything.
No promotion, no career plan, no car, no prestige, no network…
In the circle of means that everyone represents for everyone within these spheres of social promotion strategies, there is an oily piece that no one can grasp.

He is no longer interested in money.
What money bought, has also ceased to fuel his desires.
He no longer wants to grease the wheels of the system into which his money was once injected.

There still remains, from time to times, the look of others which comes to reactivate the founding representations his person acquired in childhood.

Wouldn’t it be by honoring these representations he’s build himself from, that he betrays the inner reality of the child he once was ?

©FJ July 2022
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4 commentaires

  1. The person you describe has « let go ». The child has yet to acquire much (though, likely not all) that will be lost.

    Innocence is vulnerable save when it grows from the experience of the cynic, would appear to be the rather ironic conclusion.

    Δεν ελπίζω τίποτα. Δεν φοβούμαι τίποτα. Είμαι λεύθερος.

    I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am a free man. [Kazantzakis]

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  2. Thank you, Simon for reminding here this ‘motto’.
    I think we already mentioned this together, but there is nothing I’m so quick to forget than wise words.
    It cannot but make me think of the initial verses of the Shin Jin Mei.
    ‘Following the Way is easy,
    it requires to have no love nor hatred, no choice nor rejection’

    Choice = ‘hoping’
    Rejection = ‘fearing’

    this (freely translated by yours truly) is closer from the French version I’m used to,
    the English generally translates the first versed as follows :

    « The Perfect Way knows no difficulties
    Except that it refuses to make preferences; »

    Well, …British pragmatism, I guess …

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    1. Still, this is a form of collective psychological survival pragmatism.
      Any reaction of a system to a highly stressful stimulus is highly pragmatic.
      And though, the often look completely chaotic to the external look, people in mental institutions often react in a very pragmatic manner.
      (these days, they can easily be observed in vivo,)

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