Mar 13, 2016

Betrayal - Never Comes from Your Enemies

     I really need to make myself stop watching Zeitgeist because it's too depressing. But not just that: halfway through I'm usually on the verge of suicidal tendencies wanting to claw my veins (and arteries too, I'm not at all picky) out of my neck, thanks to all of the points pointedly pointed out which are all poignantly on point, one of them being that the men behind the curtain running the world bombard us with pointless entertainment, such as reality TV shows, too keep us from thinking.
     I probably wouldn't find that too irksome if I hadn't fallen for that cheap trick myself since I LOVE watching reality shows specifically to unplug my otherwise tireless brain for an hour or so. But to my defense — and for my peace of mind — I have to mention that I (try to convince myself that I) actually learn a thing or two while watching, such as new terminology and useful 'life hacks', bible, although it mostly just puts me at ease that I could be a lot bigger embarrassment to the human race than I indeed am. But after dealing with some family-related lunacy for this past week, I'm actually beyond thankful for the men behind the curtain who decided to throw reality freak shows our way because one of the life hacks really soothed my soul and this specific hack was brought to my attention during an episode of Ice Loves Coco.
     For those of you who are too (')smart(') to watch such shows here's a quick recap of the series: Ice T is a rapper and an actor and Coco Austin is a model, they're married. The end. But somewhere before June 2011, when the first show aired, they — out of boredom, the need for money or even bigger fame or simply out of business savvy — decided they wanted a bunch of cameras following them around filming whatever they do on a daily basis and in one episode the cameras filmed a conversation they had in Coco's Louboutin-laden shoe closet where Coco, a kid with divorced parents, complained to Ice, an orphan since the age of 12, about her dysfunctional family saying she wished her family had been normal.
     As soon as the words left her mouth, Ice jumped in and, while she went on wailing, repeated over and over again: "There's no such thing as a normal family. There's no such thing as a normal family. There's no such thing as a normal family," until she finally shut up. Upon her silence he said it one more time: "There's no such thing as a normal family."
     The line sure had a calming effect not just on Coco but on me as well and thus I kept replaying Ice's voice in my head these past few days which prevented me from going on a familial murder spree. But in order to cool my boiling blood down even further, I decided to assemble a list of quotes on family and trust which go hand in hand with Ice's mantra, so I guess reality TV doesn't completely numb my cognitive abilities — I your face, men behind the curtain.
     But now, let's see what other people, who also hadn't forfeited their power of thinking, have to say about family and trust: I hope you'll find some solace in their words as did I.

He could see the framed needlepoint above the mantel, Families Are Forever, and wondered if the slogan was meant as a promise or a threat.

Brady Udall

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare

If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker's reflection.

Lady Gaga

Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.


Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.
Oliver Hudson

God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.

Addison Mizner

The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.


There's a difference between family and relatives.


To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

George MacDonald

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.

Jim Morrison

Trust is like an eraser, it gets smaller and smaller after every mistake.


Sometimes, the people that love you the most turn out to be the people you will trust the least.

Shannon L. Alder

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