Friday, November 29, 2013

On not giving a damn

Yes, I know that it’s racist and retrograde, but GoneWith the Wind will always remain one of my favorite books (and movies). Margaret Mitchell was a superb storyteller (not a storyshower), and anyone who cracks her book open will soon forget that it’s over a thousand pages long.

Even if you have not experienced GWTW in any form, you certainly know this line:


This is Rhett Butler’s final line to Scarlett O’Hara as he walks away from her – for good (unless you read the sequel). Rhett has finally gotten tired of Scarlett’s pining for another man – just as Scarlett realizes that she never really loved that man at all, and is ready to be a true wife and partner to Rhett.

Whether or not Scarlett deserved that line is a question for another day. But you know some people in your life who do deserve it.

So do I.

I would rather not give a damn about my enemies than hate them. Or trying to get them back into my life. Or forgiving them.

When you don’t give a damn about your enemies, it’s a sign that you are in control over your head.

It means you care more about you, and those you love, than the people who are not on your side.

It means freedom.

What’s not to like about that?

NaBloPoMo November 2013

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