October 17, 2007

My therapist spent today’s session trying to convince me that it’s okay to display anger at people. After I pretended to be convinced, he went further and tried to convince me that it’s okay to display anger at people even when it doesn’t make logical sense.

It didn’t really have much of an impact this afternoon, but at the moment my head is filled with visions of walking the streets of New York with a blowtorch, reducing people to ashes even when it doesn’t make any logical sense, all with my therapist’s approval.

I’m beginning to find myself persuaded.

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14 Responses to My therapist spent today’s session trying to convince me

  1. JamesR says:

    I can see that you are persuaded but before you put theory into practice, bear in mind that the legal establishment may not approve…

  2. Jeffrey says:

    While the legal establishment may not approve, if you reduce them to ashes, then there’s really no evidence, is there? At least, as long as there are no witnesses, and if there are — hey, you’ve got that handy blowtorch!

  3. JamesR says:

    Ashes = evidence = forensic investigation = busted. Need I say more? (I watch too much CSI.)

  4. David says:

    I’m just working on picturing you trying to effectively use a blowtorch.

  5. Chris says:

    normally his super limp wrist is too weak to operate a blowtorch. but his super gay powers let him use it for his creme brule.

  6. Lauren says:

    What are your therapist’s feelings re: “accidentally” forwarding someone an email you sent about how much you hate them?

  7. Andy says:

    Maybe you should see what ES has to say about this; I think “expressing your anger,” like saying, “Hey, you made me angry!” is one thing. It definitely ISN’T healthy to be angry at someone and not make some effort at pursuing the redress you deserve. But torching someone (or throwing them under the A train or hacking off their heads with a samurai sword, as I used to fantasize doing) I think would be…how do I put this? Counterproductive? But I’d like to hear more. I need help expressing my anger.

  8. lee says:

    I think you are onto something here. Focusing on the fun aspects makes anger so much more acceptable.

  9. Jeffrey says:

    JamesR makes a very, very good point.

    Therefore, you need to vaporize your victims.

  10. JamesR says:

    Why thank you, Jeffrey.

    I have a list a mile long of individuals to vaporize.

  11. Bob says:

    Maybe what you need to do is channel this into your art. Four words: “Taxi Driver, The Musical” 😉

  12. Anthony Aloise says:

    Clearly you’ve never been part of an Italian family….we express our anger all over the place.

  13. Daniel says:

    I just watched the episode of Seinfeld in which his girlfriend made him display anger. He started enjoying it until he started to cry uncontrollably. Shocking to say, I found his weakened state quite appealing.
    Beware, Faustus, once you put down the blow torch you’re fair game.

  14. Can you let me know what day you plan on walking the streets of our fair city with your blow torch? I would like to plan accordingly.


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