Reverse psychology started back when Adam and Eve were told not to eat the forbidden apple.
Too delicious to be bypassed, they got fixated on it’s pleasures, and decided “let’s do it!” (just like that exactly)
What about when in the cartoon, Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck debate over which hunting season it is, in the clip, Rabbit season, duck season.
It shows our innate nature to pursue a conquest in defiance of an authoritative figure to achieve freedom. Or, more indifferent, it portrays our forgetfulness to involve reason in our actions.
Mixed messaging is a large part of our culture. As Fox News will tell you Trump is awesome, CNN says that he is the devil. (he does remind me of the Kaa from The Jungle Book, with his message “you can sleep safe and sound knowing I am around (America)”)
That’s why it’s easy to get confused when it comes to what is actually in our best interest.
We’re constantly searching for outside entities to tell us what’s right, how to behave, if it’s ok to eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day during Lent… check with your local diocese!!
If I were to tell you that reading this post would make you more enlightened, would you believe me? (I swear, it does)
I haven’t read, nor do I ever plan on reading yung pueblo’s book, Inward, but I respect the message he sends. (I feel like I just took this from the part in Zoolander where Hansel talks about sting’s music )
Action Steps (to take seriously):
- Don’t rely on me, or anyone else, when considering your best interest
- Have fun. Life is a game, a joy, a wonder, and we all have so much to be grateful for.