Phrembah (a potato-like mystery) (phrembah) wrote,
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

See what I mean?

A debauchery buffer is essential.  You can't go from being a crack whore tonight to being Warren Buffet tomorrow morning.  It's like going from 180 mph to zero instantly.  It's not going to happen.  You, or various pieces of you, are going to keep right on going in one direction or another.  In a minute or two you will have come to a stop, but not in any condition to carry on from there.

No, you need to slow down first.  Take your foot off the gas.  Then apply gentle pressure to the brake pedal for a while.  When you have come to a complete stop in one piece, then you can turn around and start heading the other way.  That's essentially what rehab is supposed to do, but rehab, for the masses, is a luxury.  It usually costs to much, in time or money or career and social repercussions--or the direction change you're considering, like remembering to put the toilet seat down and take out the garbage, is not yet supported by a twelve step program at a fifty acre retreat.

You need to take a week off between being a sinner and becoming saint.  A week where you don't do anything bad, but you don't worry about doing anything good either.  You just rest.  You just chill. You just puddle up and level off.  You come to a stop.

Then you start up the other side.
Tags: profundity extraordinaire

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