We are all the sum of everyone's issues

Born into a losing ticket in the parent lottery, from afar, it's easy to see how having horrible parents/childhood will create an adult with little chance for success or happiness. Rather, sadness, addiction, crime, violence, etc. And once an adult, this sad soul will proceed to fuck up whatever poor child happens to cross their path. And so it goes.

For all of human history, and no doubt before - our parent's issues getting imprinted onto their kids, who in turn imprint their issues onto the next generation. A cycle as old as consciousness. The cycle of suffering.

It is possible, however, to break it. You just have to start anew. To quote Yoda: "You must unlearn what you have learned". Unfortunately, that's pretty much everything.

And who has the time and/or the energy for that?!


l.e.s.ter said...

Traveling salesman rings the doorbell, little boy comes to the door smoking a cigar and holding a glass of whiskey. Salesman is stunned, doesn't know what to say. Finally he asks, "Little boy, are your parents home?" Kid answers, "What the fuck do you think?"

Redshirt said...

LOL. Love it. Have you been following the tale of "Smoking Baby" from China?

l.e.s.ter said...

I kind of burned out on the topic after the Indonesian smoking baby. Great search term, though -- "smoking baby."