February 2012

The Perry Perspective
Hello Everyone!

The prison of dependency is very expensive.  To deliberately opt to be dependent and then complain about the very situation you chose is a new level of insanity. 

Dr. Mitchell Perry 


The fascinating thing is how many people deliberately opt for a dependency existence either personally, professionally, emotionally, and/or financially… then they spend their lives complaining and remaining hostage to the very condition for which they opted. 
Some examples to consider:
Government Workers (the Public Sector) – They tend to go down a path that is often predetermined.  They trade their control over their destiny for the illusion that security is worth it.  They then are mostly rewarded by how LONG they have been working, rather than how WELL they are working.  Many often remain miserable people and expect a predictable pay grade, lifestyle, etc., all the while remaining malcontents simply because they choose to remain hostage to a situation that keeps them dependent. 
Good-looking Women (sex objects) who are with rich men (success objects) – Many of these women often go after men with money to gain the dependence on emotional and financial security (an illusion of safety), however, once they get the commitment they want from the man, many tend to change and treat the guy badly… they become critical, demanding, disapproving, and pejorative simply because they are dependent and are now “hostage” in their heads, to the man.  The very dependency they wanted is the very situation that now reminds them of their own weakness.  Therefore, they blame the guy and treat him badly.  (The more you give up responsibility for yourself, the more it makes you continually blame others for your condition.)
Healthcare Workers, Shift Workers at the Company Plant, and Retail Service Representatives.  For example, thirty years ago, being a flight attendant was a glamorous job with great pay, perks, and benefits  Over the years things have clearly changed… working conditions, passenger behavior, grooming, and the entire travelling experience.  I think this job is the last thing many flight attendants thought they would be doing thirty years later.  Clearly many of them appear to often feel hostage to the job because of seniority, vesting, or they are clueless as to what else they would be doing.  This has made many of them bitter and filled with TDC (thinly disguised contempt).  Therefore, it appears many often want the customers to enjoy their unhappiness.  Once again, the very dependency they opted for has made them hostage and therefore, weak, powerless, and unhappy. 
Divorce Agreements – It is clear that couples who are unable to reach agreement in divorce settlements are often very unhappy and complaining when the final disillusion decision is made by the courts.  The more the couple is dependent on the decisions of the judge, the more it creates anger and complaints.  On the other hand, couples who take responsibility together to arrive at acceptable divorce settlements tend to accept the results and move on with their lives with less complaining and going back to court. 
The Fabric of Society
As so many more people continue to adopt the ENTITLEMENT attitude where the “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY?” perspective becomes ubiquitous, I expect that more and more people will give up control over their lives to government, disability support, dipping into the public treasury, unions, welfare, entitlements, etc., which simply continues to insure their unhappiness/misery as a consequence of wanting to be dependent.  As more people opt to be dependent, they want to be taken care of, and therefore, their initiative, self-respect, performance, and control over their lives evaporates.  Thus the omnipresent dependency addiction simply sucks the life out of society. 

Presently, according to a recent article, 48% of all families in the US today are dipping into the public treasury somehow.  This means that approximately half of the population is opting to be dependent on the other half… all while complaining and whining.  And, certainly the half that is paying is getting really tired of enabling the dependent people to remain dependent and whining. 

So it seems that people with this dependency addiction have 3 options:
Continue as they are, expect to be dependent, avoid responsibility for their lives, and keep complaining / whining. 
Continue the dependency behavior, except quit the complaining and whining.  Simply accept the security and keep quiet.
Decide to take responsibility / control for their lives and future, act more independent, take more initiative, and be more proactive. 

Abraham Lincoln said, “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.  You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.  You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.  You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.  You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.  You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.  You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.” 

It is time for us as a large group of citizens to grow up, establish more backbone, take responsibility for ourselves, appreciate what we have and quit demanding to be taken care of.

Further, if you remain dependent, then quit complaining about the very condition for which you opted. 

Only when you take responsibility for your life, your behavior, your decisions, and your future can you develop some real solid self-respect.  And, self-respect is critical if you want to like what you see in the mirror. 


And remember, Common Sense is very uncommon!

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 The Magic is in the obvious… so, Embrace Common Sense!

As we all know, common sense is very uncommon!  That is why we have  put together some video vignettes that are sensible, prudent, practical, logical, and reflecting sound judgement. 
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Taking Things Too Personally
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January 21 Radio Show!

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