dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The perils of paranoia....

What most bothers me about the stupid way in which the Pattersons interacted with Farley is, as I've said, their refusal to learn from bad experiences like his getting gastritis after being allowed to wander about eating other people's garbage. No matter how many times he wanders around getting into either mischief or trouble, they steadfastly refuse to let the lesson stick and instead assume that it's the dog's fault that they're stupid.

The reason for this is that the Pattersons cannot remember bad memories that might help them later in life. A normal person would have come to the conclusion that since bad things happen if the dog wanders around loose, the dog must be stopped from wandering loose. The Pattersons can't do that because they can only remember bad things that hurt them or confirm their bias that the world is plotting against them. This means that this will be remembered as the time Farley ate garbage to make them look bad. Next, comes the time that Farley got picked up by animal control to make Elly look negligent.
Tags: amazonian catfish tinfoil hat, farley: chew toy of fate

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