Psychology

Some people just want to watch the world burn

“Some people just want to watch the world burn.” — Alfred Pennyworth

Let’s be real. Some people sit gleefully at a table watching others argue, disagree, and got at it. I have seen this way too many times. Some people are bad instigators. Note how I phrased that. Because there are those who are good instigators. Like myself. But that is a discussion for another time. Maybe. Maybe never. I understand the phrase good instigator may not maje sense and may be rather counter intuitive. But I digress. I haven’t digressed in a while. It feels nice to be back to my old digressing self. It’s as if covid just kept me focus on this dark, bleak shiny point. Now, we are getting back to some normalcy in my beloved New York City and I feel I can freely digress again. Digressions indicate the mind is wandering through a myriad of thoughts and wonderfully rich landmines. Ah. But I digress on my digression.

Back to bad instigators. There are those who feel the need to poke, prod and stoke a fire. They are empty shells who fill themselves with malice and bile. There are those will also not poke, prod or stoke. They will instead sit back and watch the world burn. They are filled with burning rage. They emit that burning rage onto the world. But we can certainly ignore these people. And keep it moving

Categories: Psychology

4 replies »

  1. Thanks for this post. Knowing what reference frame I am “instigating” from means everything to me, hence my practice of presence in attention. The How as opposed to the what and why.

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