Thursday, August 22, 2013

"As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning, I am a female."

"I want everyone to know."

Try that one out on yourself. Think of some change you've made to your life. When you decided to live differently than you had in the past, was your first reaction that you wanted everyone to know and did you think of having a statement announcing your life choice read on national news?

The pathetic loser who made that statement (Google it if you can't help yourself) didn't think it through. He didn't think, "I'm out to fade from public view so I will announce that I want to live as a woman so people will continue to pay attention to me." That is why he is doing it though.

His situation is like the three-year-old boy who throws a temper at a party because no one is paying attention to him. The child doesn't think it through either because he is a child. That said, his becoming an adult means that he should learn to think it through.

By the way, notice that solving these problems is not a matter of looking inside. When it comes to emotional and moral maturity, having an inner life is useless. If anything, it's the cause of the problem for looking inside is a criteria-free exercise. It's only by learning to look outside ourselves that we grow up.

1 comment:

  1. This is what they do today, narcissism at its height despite the fact that narcissism was taken out of the DSM-V because its so common it can't be considered abnormal anymore. I do think there is a practical reason he did this as well. Conditions in a woman's prison are a lot less harsh than those in a men's prison, and he never has to worry about being raped in the shower.