Chapter Four

Yes they are indignant CHILDREN because they haven’t gotten past the traumas of childhood. Parents are powerful authority figures. Familiarity breeds contempt because when one gets closer to a friend there is more risk. You are more impacted by the friend’s opinions and advice, i.e. they have more authority in your life. They can more easily provoke you to anger reminding you subconsciously of the kind of childhood trauma inflicted by one or both parents. There is a broad range of childhood trauma including physical and verbal abuse that gets buried deep in our souls (subconscious).

I’ve covered my own issues in my memoirs which finish with what has worked for me, centered on non-relative Christian principles and a variety of Christian behavioral therapies.

Still truckin’.

H. Robert Rubin
Memoirist and Essayist
Author of Look Backward Angel, available through Amazon.

Culture Monk


Chapter Four

(A chapter in which I find out that you only know the true nature of a friendship when conflict occurs and I find solace in a cup of coffee)

~ I was sitting at coffee a while back when I received a message from someone who claimed to be my friend. The message involved them making up lies and dropping the F-bomb at me.

The person clearly allowed their emotions (i.e. feelings) to drive their behavior, which is a phenomena that plagues Western Culture. You would think that after hundreds of years of post-Enlightenment thinking and the age of rationalism, grown men and women would have progressed beyond allowing their feelings to dictate their behavior. Sadly, logic, rational thought, and sound reasoning are skills possessed by only a few people in Western Society, and the majority of people are nothing more than little children dressed up as grown…

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