Hiding behind you walls
You believe your own lies
About “them” all
and what “they” say
You tell yourself and it echoes back
“They all hate me but I don’t care about that”
Or so you tell yourself
as you shove another brick in the wall
and apply mortar liberally to the holes in your heart
If there is one thing that I dislike – it is dealing with defensive people. I used to be one (still am on a bad day when I’m tired and not adulting very well) regardless, I know the pointless spin that the mind can weave when in defence mode and it can be very convincing.
I’m not alone
There is an ugly pervasive rash of defensiveness which surrounds us on a daily basis.
Passive aggressive posts on social media -shared here, liked there (unfollow button works a treat;)
The world is armed – locked and loaded.
Defence has become attack.
The new black.
Or perhaps it always was – perhaps this is simply human nature and the end result of being thinking creatures.
Assumption – conclusion – delusion – defence – offence – assumption – conclusion – delusion – defence – offence – assumption….. and a liberal dose of judgement in there as well.
A vicious circle in perpetual rotation.
The human conundrum
a lack of communication
And too many walls
The opposite of defence is not attack
It is surrender and acceptance
but if that all sounds far too hard and scary
Keeping an open mind, is sometimes all that is required.