The Mind: Arrested Development

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Art by Maria Chambers

Disclaimer:  No minds were harmed in any way during the writing of this article.

One of my cafe friends is well into his 70 s.  He is brilliant.  He can talk about a myriad of subjects, and can do the New York Times crossword in under 30 minutes.  Yet, developmentally, on an emotional level, he is still a 14 year old boy.  He still blames his parents for his unhappiness.  He is still angry that the other boys bullied him, and the girls rejected him.

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The Mind, Power and Creativity

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I am so grateful that we have someone like Donald Trump to use as an example of the human mind run amok. He wants total control. Yet he has no clue what he’s doing, and is willing to crush anyone who disagrees with him or is not loyal to him and him alone. The more control he is granted, without checks and balances, the more irrational he becomes. He trusts no one. He wants to appear strong, because underneath, he is terrified he is weak and vulnerable. So his ego is fragile, and paper-thin.

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