Monday, June 15, 2009
Comfort at the Bottom
It occurs to me that there could be nothing quite so liberating as the realization that one is completely and utterly worthless. Apart from beating one’s ego to a senseless pulp, it would have the added, surprising benefit of freedom from guilt. If anyone then were to criticize anything you do, you could just shrug your shoulders and ask, “I wonder what they could hope to expect from such a worthless individual as myself.” Another surprising quality of true worthlessness is that it must necessarily NOT feel the least bit depressing, since worthless people are, by definition, incapable of aspiring to greater things.