Friday, 20 June 2008

...On witches and gits

Mood: Blah I have learned that we meet certain people in life to learn something. I have also learned that when we meet the most difficult people with behaviour that is totally and absolutely out of synch with ours, it means we have to learn something big and learn it the hard way. Needless to say, I have met nasty, arrogant, domineering people who scare the hell out of me. I do not know how to handle them. I worry that if I am unable to handle them or deal with them, I might just walk out or worse, I might lose my temper - which is very likely - and end up going nuts! I feel like a child scared of the monster under her bed. I feel like I am not in control. For me, they are like my teachers in grade school who brought my life so much terror that if I had my way, I wouldn't have gone to school at all. In my quest to find a solution to get rid of this senseless fear of, should we call them - people behaving like Kings and Queens of the Earth - I found a technique that is absolutely and hilariously effective! Interested to know? Okay, okay, calm down. Don't get overly excited. I will tell you. When I was a child - and even in my adulthood I suppose - I used to see these horrible people as giants. Simply put, bigger than me. I know that in the physical world, they are not. But I used to look at them as huge creatures, so much bigger than me. Therefore, also stronger and more powerful. Because of this illusion, I was always (or maybe still am?) horrified of them. They are like giant Cruela de Vils and huge Lex Luthors. Now, I have learned, that by using my imagination, I can decrease their size. Because of this discovery of my own power, I make them as small as I can make them. I make them like a dwarf (or dwarves). The voice also becomes really really small. By reading books in psychology, I have learned that these people have overwhelming insecurities they cannot handle so they want to dominate and overpower people. They show this by displaying a fiery temper, raising their voices, body language to show that they are in control, tapping the table - for example - to emphasise something to show arrogance and force and other nasty tactics to make you feel smaller than them. If in my eyes, I see them as people a lot bigger than I am, this display of power is frightening and often appalling. But if they are smaller than I am, then they can throw tantrums, cough fire or even run amuck, they can do whatever they want, it will only look comical. I have tested this and it worked! It actually worked! There was this woman at work who used to scare me to death! Now I just imagine her so much smaller and the thought of her screaming in front of me or over the telephone now no longer bothers me. She has now become, in my own Universe, so miniscule that her existence in my life is insignificant. I have just started doing the same technique with the other witches and gits around me. Try it! It works! In conclusion, if these people are in our lives to teach us something...I think that maybe...it should be to discover how to make them disappear? Hhhhmmmm....that's an idea.

2 comments:

Jenny said...

YES! I like your theory! I can think of a few that I'd to make disappear myself. :-)

Maria Gemma said...

hahahaha...
i like to think i am the witch hahahahaha.. so now i now why my daughter isn't scared she is using your technique! hehehehe