Be gentle

Chances are very good that your harshness or cruelty is directed at the wrong person.Unfortunately, you'll only realise this after the damage is done. Cruelty, like anger, is most often expressed to those weaker than us, even though we experience it at the hands of those stronger than us.Sadly, it is paid forward more often [...]

My silent scream

When rage is all you have left in you, know that you've surrendered yourself to the betrayal of the world.When rage becomes a silent scream or a deliberate protest, despite your best intentions, you are still defined by that betrayal.When rage colours your view of the world, you see demons in angels, and persecution in [...]

Expecting hope

Expectations are simply hopes with a sense of entitlement.The reason for our entitlement to the fulfilment of our hopes are many. Most often, they're based on what we contributed towards others.Sometimes we want that contribution reciprocated because we don't want to allow others to treat us unfairly, or to take us for granted.But sometimes, we [...]

The forgotten village idiot

This essay has been playing on my mind a lot lately.Covid-19 has revealed the true nature of many, which only served to reinforce this notion.Who puts a smile on the face of the village idiot?The saddest part of this essay is that most who read the title thought it to be humorous.From my book The [...]

Blind rage

Sometimes we get so caught up in our anger at the world that we lose sight of the fact that our anger feeds the very same cycles that we've grown to despise. Don't get angry. If you can influence positive change, do it. If not, walk away. Insisting on rage after you've realised that you [...]

Ready to Rage

When tolerance levels are breached, rage is an inevitable next step. It's like the boundaries of fear that are overcome in moments of desperation when the realisation sets in that remaining true to our current approach, is as meaningless or ineffective as throwing caution to the wind, and demanding what we need, or want. But, [...]