Bullying is an addiction
You can’t be a bully if you don’t do some bullying.
Every self-respecting bully (now there’s an oxymoron for you!) has to do a little bullying now and then so people won’t forget them.
You can’t be a bully without doing some taking.
And it gets old taking from the same people all the time. Boring.
Taking small stuff over and over just doesn’t have the rush after awhile.
Something bigger. Something novel.
Besides, you promised your army a war. They’ve been training for the last twenty years.
And there’s all those natural resources. You can jack those prices up.
It’s like ‘boys will be boys,’ without the implication that it’s just a phase and they will outgrow it at some point. Some bullies never seem to outgrow it. As long as you’re a bully, you gotta get your bullying fix.
For a solitary, evil bully to have his finger on the launch button for a nuclear arsenal is almost a cliché. Surely this is the kind of thing that only happens in comic books. Or when evil sorcerers like Saruman invade places like The Shire.
But the world is still stranger than fiction.
What happens to one or two characters in a story, happens to millions of people and a myriad of other species in the world. It’s a matter of scale.
Except no one sails off to The Undying Lands in The White Ship with the last of the elves.
And after a zillion bullies and stories of bullies there’s still only one way to deal with a bully.
We’ve got to change the way we do things.
We have to change our minds.
We have to change things on a fundamental level. We have to change the way we think. We have to stop shutting down our hearts.
If you really think about it, the only way this can be accomplished on the scale and in a timeframe that can make a difference is magic. Magic is the only logical choice. If we don’t use magic, it won’t happen in time. It won’t happen in mind, either.
We must change our minds. The way we’re thinking isn’t working. We have to stop doing the same things expecting different results.
We have to change our minds so we can liberate our hearts. We have to stop making our hearts do mind things. And we especially need to stop making them do mindless things. Liberate your heart and let it guide you. Reclaim your genius. Visit beginnersmind.xyz to learn how.
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