text and photo © Jonathan Zap
Recognize the conditioned, chaotic patterns of the adolescent, socialized side of your personality. The positive aspect is that this is a propitious time to work on that. Who are you when away from the maddening world of the he said/ she said soap opera? In my experience, few people ever recover from high school. What is People magazine, for example, but high-school gossip on a national scale? This culture would like to keep you a fragmented adolescent all your life, forever buying stuff to be cool, endlessly working the impossible task of perfecting your appearance, ever on the prowl for the Hottie. It’s up to you whether you want to keep spinning the treadmill of that endless program or metamorphose into an adult form, rediscover your original essence and accomplish your unique mission in the world.