I plug my ears and I yell at you, but you don’t hear me.
You plug your ears and you yell at me, but I don’t hear you.
You see what my problem is . . . I am plugging my ears, I am yelling.
I see what your problem is . . . You are plugging your ears, you are yelling.
We consider the problem and think of our solution . . .
We will yell louder and more often.
But wait . . . Surely if I add insult they will incline their ears to me.
Surely if I blame them for everything I don’t like I will win their hearts.
But wait . . . They have unplugged their ears.
They have stopped yelling.
They say – Some of what you say is right and we need to change.
Oh happy day! They see the error of their way.
But wait . . . They say more . . .
Will you acknowledge that some of what I say is right?
Nooooooooo! I plug my ears again.
NOTHING THEY SAY IS RIGHT! EVERYTHING I SAY IS TRUE!
My hurt drives me. My pain fuels my anger. I will not forgive or reconcile or cooperate with them.
Only when I crush them utterly and they acknowledge me as supreme will I be satisfied.
For this is not about truth, logic or reason.
This is about revenge.