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Re: Maybe it's not such a good idea.... floatingbridge

Posted by Dinah on October 7, 2010, at 7:58:47

In reply to Re: Maybe it's not such a good idea.... Dinah, posted by floatingbridge on October 7, 2010, at 3:38:23

I don't know if it's a good thing. When I asked my therapist he told a story. He does a lot of stories. I'm working from memory, and I'm not sure he ever told the story before, so I've probably got it wrong.

There was an old man who had a son. The son had an accident on the farm and lost a leg. His neighbors commiserated him and said how very bad it was. The man said he wasn't sure if it was good or bad. Only time would tell.

The government came by and was conscripting the young men of the district into the army to go fight in a war. They didn't take the man's son, because he had lost a leg. His neighbors told him how lucky he was. The man said he wasn't sure if it was good or bad. Only time would tell.

The theme kept repeating in the story. His point was clear, but the secondary point was that he wasn't going to offer an opinion. :)

What I do know is that, in this type of situation, when you gain something, you lose something as well. For me, what I lose is more valuable than what I gain. But the world would probably say the opposite.

 

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