And the betrayers in the room are so deep we don’t even realize it. It’s like, “I’m in a pit, really?” Because after you betray someone, the first feeling that you feel is a wave of this euphoric feeling, this ecstasy like, “Wow, I feel so good because I betrayed the person.” Because basically, you want everyone else to feel as betrayed as you feel. And you feel really good. There’s something really fun about it.
Then all of the sudden, though, you’re hit with another wave, a wave of shame, guilt and remorse. It shocks you. You think, “Why should I feel this way?” You’re in a pit, and it gets all muddy and watery. And then you say, “You know what, I’m just going to bury all this stuff.” So, you start the rationalization and justification engines.
But you don’t realize it. You’re digging a deeper hole. The tires are sinking, and you’re getting deeper and deeper into the muck and the mire in the pit.
You start saying, “Well, you would have betrayed this person, too, if he treated you like that,” “You would have ended up in another person’s arms,” and “You would have stolen the client base, too, if they had treated you like that,” or “Yeah, you would have said the same thing, too, if that would have occurred to you.” Then—I’m talking to the betrayers now again—when we’re in the pit, we find ourselves moving toward the adders. Not the ladders, the adders.
What are adders? An adder is a snake, and adders hang out with other adders. We bite each other with venom, and we have our coils all intertwined with other adders, and adders tell us what we want to hear. Adders say, “Yes, you should have betrayed her. You should have betrayed him,” “Yes, you should have sold them down the river. That’s a good thing. Anybody would do that.” Betrayers hang out with other betrayers, atters.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young