"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Monday, August 08, 2005

Why All the Guilt?

Why is it that the psychologists in this country seem so intent on eliminating our sense of responsibility? You're an alcoholic? Hey, it's not your fault. It's a disease! You got a divorce? Come on, you were just doing what's best for your kids. And really, given your tragic history, who could blame you?

Whatever your history is, according to the experts, it's tragic. I'm sure that if Hitler had gone to a psychiatrist the guy would have said, "Adolf, why all the guilt? Look how you've been abused. My God, they rejected your art. They crushed your ego. It's no wonder you're killing Jews. How could you not kill Jews, holding all that pain inside?"