What triggers anger? Fear? Arrogance? Impotence? My anger is a rich blend of all three and something deeper and more primal. No, it's more about my inner child. My history.
Many smart, capable female friends have been posting on Facebook about getting old. And fat. And not being pretty. I see decades of creativity sucked dry by bullshit. And I got angry.
"Why do you waste your energy puling about aging? All you have is time and you're pissing it away. There's a million more fascinating, enriching and amusing things to do out there than moan than something you can't change. I am 53. I don't give a rat's ass about getting older. Get on with your lives and stop this ridiculous, first-world whiny shit.It probably won't make a bit of difference and I'll offend people and make them defensive. I should just block them so I don't have to read it.
You are smart and I love you but you are wasting your precious time. The End."
Who do I think I am, telling people that they're full of shit?
Who do I think I am, telling them I know better than they do?
This goes back to power. And balance and imbalance.
Do I have the right?
Do I have the obligation?
Do I see clearly?
Well, I guess I think I do. I think I have the right and obligation to say that the Emperor is stark naked. I am pretty sure, however, that it falls on deaf ears and I want to be okay with exorcising cultural demons even if it seems I'm the only one witnessing the act.