Friday, April 19, 2013

supposed to be

It is hard to be as popular as we are supposed to be. 
The superego or interior judge has altered its requirements ...
For one who fails to become successful and well-loved, 
punishment is swift and thorough. 
Self-esteem receives a battering from the inside, 
everyone feels insignificant and unseen until, in desperation, 
we finally agree to go on a talk show and tell it all. 
Once that moment is over, 
and universal love has not poured over our heads 
following the program, we fall still farther.

~ Robert Bly
from The Sibling Society