dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

John's mis-aimed envy.

I don't think that I'm alone here when I don't especially sympathize with John's whining screeching about wanting more out of life than what he's got right now. He's got a lucrative job, he's got a wife willing to put up with his bullshit, he's got kids, he's got a great house that's paid for and he can afford to indulge in stupid hobbies so you'd think that he'd have the brains to admit that he's winning so hard, the scoreboard has turned to diamond. He isn't, though. He's filled with malaise because despite his having the world at his command, he believes that he's not free like Mike is.

You see, John suffers from a common psychological complaint: the belief that childhood is a lot better than it actually is. As I've said before, it never seems to occur to him that it's always been a very bad thing to be a kid. Kids don't get a Hell of a lot of control over what happens to them, they don't know what's going on and they spend most of their time confused and terrified so only someone stupid would think that someone low-down like the Mike of the Middle Years is a figure you could possibly envy. I blame his addiction to media imagery that depicts a false and stupid vision of childhood designed primarily to sell kids shit they don't need by flattering them into thinking they're cooler than they could ever possibly be.
Tags: boomer lens-cap stupidity, john - sulking infant

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