Bewilder: (v) to cause someone to become perplexed and confused.
Every situation has to come to a head or we won’t find the brain.
One of my most shocking realizations was that the Hollywood endings I saw in the movies, where everybody reconciles with one another and there’s a sense of joy and peace, was just pure hogwash.
Feuds, grudges, hurt feelings and misrepresentations continue to exist and even thrive until we confront them and risk the possibility that we might make the situation even worse.
It is bewildering.
It bewilders me that we think living a passive-aggresive existence, where we create universal niceties to say to one another’s faces while simultaneously dredging up old manure from the sewer of our past to share in private moments, is actually an acceptable lifestyle.
To bewilder is to stymie human thinking with something that generates fear or confusion.
We cannot continue to think that the wounded parts of our being can heal without treatment.
I have several “relationships” in my life which are no more than uneasy truces.
- They are evil.
- They are dark.
- They are sinister.
- And they are dangerous.
They bewilder me because I passively agree to ignore the obvious aggression.
Will I continue to be so foolish?
If I’m not, I risk coming across as cantankerous and confrontational.