On a flight again with nothing better to do so here we go with another post.
House of cards Season 4 is starting and it is a perfect time to reaquaint ourselves with ruthless and unscrupulous Francis Underwood.
First two minutes of Season 1 Episode 1 established the kind of personality he is. And he has not disappointed us through all the seasons.
The quote above is his first address to us.
So let’s talk about pain.
We like pain. Of both kinds that he mentions. The one that makes us strong and the one that is only suffering. Because we like what it helps us do.
In the first case, we like to gloat and tell the world that we are strong because we have experienced intense pain. Could be physical or emotional and we use it accordingly to put forth our point and be perceived as a hero. History is replete with so called success stories of athletes who went through pain and came back ‘stronger’. Or of individuals who went through emotional trauma and supposedly became strong. I think the physical pain, one can overcome and have medication to get well. Emotional trauma, people are only fooling themselves that they have become strong. Emotions are like powder keg… Waiting to catch fire and blow you apart. We like to believe we can take anything on.. It isn’t so. We collapse at the slightest hint of emotional pain.
The other pain, the one he calls useless is really useless but very useful for those who love to live their life in self pity. They use the pain as a crutch and pretend to be physically or emotionally invalid so that people will gravitate around them to help. For them, something is amiss in their life if they feel happy so pain is made constant.. Even a fake pain.
And I say screw the pain. Why should it be used for anything at all. Both pains are useless. They have absolutely no purpose to serve but to be used as a tool. We get delusional by the power of pain. And the impact it has on people who care for us.
Anything that causes pain, should be turned into a surgical cut and out of our lives.. We don’t need these crutches to get what we want.
Hell I so want to be Francis Underwood! Utter lack of morals in getting what he wants. Sure no life is easy but hey I think it would be lot more fun. Not having to worry about others but only about self. Maybe it is time for that.. Maybe not but after having lived the nice way most of our lives (following what is correct, what is right, living for others) it’s time to live for ourselves and let others do things for you?
For once… I would love to be utterly selfish, morally corrupt and then see what the world view is and how the world views me.. It is an experiment that will go against everything I am as a person when as old as I am, why not walk the other side of the tracks and tick that box off too on the checklist of life. I would also like to say that I have no patience for useless things. For me it would be pain itself.
Would any of you do that? Or let’s rephrase the question.. Would any of you even answer that question in affirmative? Because to answer that as a yes, would mean that the world would know what you think and you are so afraid to be judged by the world.