Unglue you eyes from the goddamn television for just a moment and let me tell you a little secret: They are DAMN-aging you, and YOU LET IT HAPPEN. Every day, you voluntarily expose yourself to their toxic influence; every day you get another dose of the corruption, and yet you DENY that there is anything wrong as you obediently place one foot in front of the other and trundle off to work, then park your sorry butt in front of the tube every night and don't even notice who you are becoming until it is too late to remember who you were. Or what you REALLY care about. You LET them fill your idle thoughts with the most soul-disfiguring continuous stimulation of simulated emotion that is DESIGNED to continuously reinforce the absolute Worst choices possible in your thought patterns, then refuse to recognise that there is anything WRONG with the way you find yourself unable to acknowledge others except in "affectionate" jests, "innocent" teasing", continuous putdowns, slams, and cuts. When was the last time you actually CHOSE to tell someone WHY you admire them, or even noticed that this was a possibility, or noticed how uncomfortable you felt at the thought? You have accepted your conditioning, participated in your conditioning, and blindly continue your conditioning while pretending not to notice. Well 'I' notice, and I thought I'd just mention the fact that you've become a caracature not unlike the idiots you watch on that abortion you call your "favorite show". You think you are in charge of your own responses when you mimic your influences, be it the fuckwads at the Office who gave you the "I just want to bend the bitch over and give her a bone of my own...followed by a high-protein mouthwash" or the yes I did...NOT!/that's right...NOT!/sure that's great...NOT! where's the beef? pavlovianNICE TITStelevisionDry as a Popcorn Fart homey gots to be to work what it IScontinuousI'd really rather have (sex) a Buick swirl of imagery that you infuse daily, but you lost the ability to control what pops into your mind (and, often, out of your mouth) when you lost the ability to recognise that you HAVE no original responses, no chosen responses, nothing other than a vague sense of wanting people to NOTICE that you are "being" this or that character. Well, wanting people to notice is as close as you'll let yourself get to admiting how unfulfilling it is to be UNABLE to shake the programming, how unfulfilling it is to be unable to respond honestly or even constructively to those affectionate teasings that are aimed at You, instead finding yourself smiling and nodding and returning the insult (Just Joking Ha! Ha!) and never ever thinking of the cumulative impact of twenty four hours a day self-inflicted exposure. Have you hugged your id today? Suppose I told you that you that the damage you are participating in is reversable, that there is actually a rather simple set of actions that, if followed, could restore your ability to discern, could restore your freedom of thought-association, your ability to express yourself in a way that really makes you self-confident of your integrity and your actions, that truly allows you to create the most actively satisfying and truly worthwhile life possible, not just for you alone, but for those you care about as well. Sure, you say - but Later, OK Dude? I gotta watch my show....