It just might be for your sake

The most powerful resource in the human condition

Our need to belong, our need for connection

Not unlike the power of Love

Not unlike the power of rejection

In our isolation

We struggle to prevail

In our disconnection

We are more likely to fail

A healthy social construct

Must be available for all

Given the state of humanity

We are destined to occasionally fall

Bruce K Alexander

Studies with Rat Park

Showed me without a doubt

He was right on the mark

So why don’t we hear more about this?

What else will it take?

Make this apart of your life

It just might be for your sake

DCG

https://www.brucekalexander.com/articles-speeches/rat-park/148-addiction-the-view-from-rat-park

I Seek Confirmation

I seek confirmation

On my opinions I proclaim

I use social media

A proclamation of this self-indulgent fame

I find myself captured

In the divisive political realm

The arena of gladiatorial rhetoric

Will often take the helm

Speak to the hive mind

Cower to the mob rule

Will they forsake, will they join?

Will they ridicule?

We can’t change the discourse

We can’t change a rational mind

We can only beseech the guileless

For surely an allegiance we will find

I choose to post a meme

I find it easier to convey

The lowest form of humor

I relegate my sarcastic resume

DCG

 

 

The Charm of the Romantic

The charm of the romantic

Is a very powerful attraction

But we risk our objectivity

When we romanticize all of our transactions

Emotions are readily manipulated

Much like fantasy and the fairy tale

An audience not reliant on reason

Is often seduced by this veil

Feelings are dichotomous

If used alone they can mislead

But when used with reason

You are much more likely to succeed

This is not to say

That emotion has no merit

They embody the human condition

An essential part of living well that we will inherit

Emotion and spirit are subjective

Only with reason

Will they become transformative

If we look to anger

Petulance never resolves

If under a cycle of exasperation

Few actions will ever be solved

DCG

The Indictment of Human Reason

If you aren’t able to change the mind

You force our will to subjugate to a ruling class

You criminalize ideas you can’t win

You circumvent the impasse

You want to bring down a nation

You defile the populous from within

Indoctrinate and dumb down the children

A cultural original sin

All the judges of history

Will not be silent

Even if you re-write the history books

We will never exonerate the violent

You can change the language

Make it all about hate speech

Attack the first amendment

For those who follow I will beseech

You cannot get inside my head

My reason is sound

If you put my body in jail

My mind will never be bound

The indictment of human reason

Liberty under attack

Who will tow the line?

Who will double back?

DCG

 

The World keeps Turning

Do you change your mind?

Or do you stay the same?

When your arrogance fails

And your vanity remains

Are you quick to point the finger?

When a misunderstanding takes place

Are you prone to have an argument?

As you get up into their face?

Are you thoughtful of an opposing opinion?

Another point of view?

It’s not about proving who’s right

It’s not all about you

We are not the center of the universes

No matter how much we want to be

The world keeps turning

Learn to get along with those whom you disagree

DCG

Only we Hold the Key

Imagine what you could do

If you took off the chains

Set free a potential

Releasing the reins

The artifice of ego

A coming of age

No need of narcissistic reinforcers

Time to open the cage

Forgiving past failures

Not repeating past mistakes

Adopting better behaviors

Not worrying about any bad breaks

Resolution

A better me

Opportunity is yours

Only we hold the key

DCG

We Must Follow our own Lead

Routines are healthy

But if you are caught in an unhealthy routine

The delivery from your situation

May be hidden and unforeseen

Don’t expect others to help you

Your loved ones may not know

The disparity in your life

Is something we often will never show

Recognition is crucial

The self-aware will trip over the pain

Not just once

But again and again

If we pay attention

In order for us to succeed

We must follow this simple rule

We must follow our own lead

DCG