Tue - Oct 09, 2007 : 05:42 pm
"I Can't" ... Bah!
Ya know... One thing which really irks me is when someone tells me "I can't", for whatever reason.
I'm not exactly sure, either, since there really are things which we cannot do, such as transmutate ourselves to become vultures. I don't believe I've ever met a person who has become a vulture, although, that would mean that he had also successfully become a human again. I can't talk to vultures, though, so.... I dunno. Anyway...
When someone says "I can't control it", when referring to emotions or personal problems in their life, or something that really is within their control, I go nuts.
People, we can control our emotions. We really can. We can also control our feelings, and our abilities, and even things that come out of chemical imbalance.
Bold statement? Yes. Totally true? No. A person who is so chemically imbalanced that he or she has lost the ability to reason, think, or otherwise function as a normal human being obviously cannot control him or herself at all. I'm talking about normal people who function within the boundaries of society.
What people really mean when they say "I can't control it" is "I really dont' want to control it right now" or possibly, "It's not really that important to me that I control this right now.". I'd even believe, "I have no idea how to control this right now." but to say, "I can't control it." implies the complete inability of someone to control something, or learn how to control it.
Anyway... Probably nothing more than a result of a raging and passionate belief I have in the divine nature of humanity, and in the ability for humans to reach upward and climb over obstacles to a degree which I believe most of us don't even begin to comprehend.
Well... It's probably that, and the fact that I've seen and heard of numerous people who had incredible obstacles to overcome, which, through an enormous effort on their part, they successfully overcame.
So, I guess when ya tell me "I can't control it", you really mean to tell me "I'm too lazy to try to overcome it."
Bah.... Just a pet-peeve of mine, I guess.... Or maybe not.
Maybe we really are capable beyond our wildest dreams to excel beyond what we think possible.