Grievanceitus

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

John Milton

Grievanceitus is a psyche-logical infection which if left untreated can lead to Psychesclerosis. The hardening of the mind is experienced as ever increasing restrictions, not unlike going, say, from a 4 bedroom home to a studio apartment. Life goes on, yet in a more cramped space, there is less freedom of mental movement, there is more cognitive restriction, emotional constriction, and a general tightness, hardening, of the mind. Eventually, the studio apartment can become like a straight jacket, an imprisonment.

Grievanceitus is a very common ailment and feeds upon itself. The infection is spread by those who express grievances from which others become grievance infected and begin a grievance against the original grievance. They are now infected with greivance. It is perhaps a mark of its virulent nature that Grievanceitus generates itself into others so easily adding to the population with the disease.

Grievances do not necessarily become infectious. Like all diseases, one’s own psyche-logical immune system is a factor. However, if a grievance is not addressed at the time it arises to some degree of satisfaction, it festers. A festering infection is dangerous. Common grievances in the present are often scapegoats for long repressed grievances, what has been called ‘unfinished business.’ Unfinished business is the pool of toxic pus underneath the psychelogical surface, within the psychelogical blood stream, the circulation of thoughts, the flow of words and pictures, which contain the content of grievance and complaint.

The antidote to Grievanceitus is Gratitudeanol. A dose of Gratitudeanol is taken at the time of symptom awareness, which includes primarily complaint. Complaint of anything, mild or more intense, is, essentially, an opposition against the reality of what is actually happening in the present. It is a complaint against life as it is. This is not to say that problems are to be denied or avoided or that one adopt a disingenuous attitude. But, complaint serves no useful or productive function. To steal from a song lyric, ‘life is going to give you trouble; complaining only make it double.’

A secondary symptom of Grievanceitus aside from complaint is tunnel vision in which all the various positive and healthy situations, circumstances and instances, as well as solutions, are obstructed from awareness. All the experiences that do not generate grievance or complaint are as if depressed, or repressed, like a weakened immune system. A dose of Gratitudeanol widens the tunnel and diminishes the potency of the infection. It strengthens the psyche-logical immune system by introducing the psyche-logical white blood cells of gratitude and appreciation for all the various factors, aspects and elements of one’s life that are worthy of gratitude and appreciation, which very likely far outnumber grievances and complaints. Solutions arise more readily when one has been dosed with Gratitudeanol.

If you are feeling irritable, despondent, confused and fatigued, and having difficulty seeing solutions, you may want to take some daily doses of Gratitudeanol sooner rather than later.

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton


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