Who’s Holding The Invisible Gun To Your Real Head?

Dear Har-old,

American novelist Chuck Palahniuk said, “Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.”

The Force.

Something you know you shouldn’t do. Something you know you shouldn’t say. Something you do not want to do. Something you do not want to say.

Something you talk yourself out of for the next 10 minutes … but talk yourself into in the last 10 seconds.

Irresistible. Powerful. Attractive. Convincing. Pleasurable. Tempting. Seductive.

The Force is your Achilles Heel.

The Force is that old, gray and wrinkled habit.

The Force is something that can only be killed AFTER you submit to it “one last time.”

You know, that moment when you think about what you just did.

Anger. Regret. Motivation. You’re too powerful at this moment. Now you’re a Force to be reckoned with.

But little do you know that the more you succumb to The Force, the bigger the invisible gun gets the next time in your “trying moments.”

SMOKE THIS CIGARETTE!!!

HAVE SOME CAKE!!!

WASTE YOUR MONEY GAMBLING!!!

KEEP PROCRASTINATING, DAMMIT!!!

BUY ANOTHER FREAKING DRINK!!!

PULL YOUR PANTS DOWN NOW!!!

COMPULSIVE SHOP, YOU IDIOT!!!

DID I TELL YOU TO STOP PICKING YOUR NOSE?!?!

Har-old, you know why you created me?

Because changing means NOT staying the same.

Everything you ARE, I am NOT.

So that means you either will eventually discover something or you’ve already figured out something but forgot to make it a habit.

It was the latter.

You thought of me every time your weak spot got touched.

Next time bite the hand that touches you.

Then The Force will take that gun away from the side of your head and shove it in your mouth.

Tell The Force this, “Make my day, punk!”

Har-old, bite the bullet. Eat those bullets. Then simply say, NO!

Saying NO will fire them bullets right back at The Force.

Old habits die-hard so it’s a slow death. Enjoy its pain and suffering. Hahahaha!

Futuristically yours,

Har+new

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8 thoughts on “Who’s Holding The Invisible Gun To Your Real Head?”

  1. This is a very cool way to think of it! I like this metaphor, making our slip ups an external enemy who we can defeat does make it seem a lot easier– it makes it seem like a taunt almost ‘Don’t let The Force beat you!’ rather than ‘Don’t give in to your desire’; I think it is a better way to see it. By making it seem apart from me, it’s easier to win. More motivating I suppose. Focus is shifted from ‘giving in’ to ‘winning the next battle’. Well done!

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    1. The enemy is ALWAYS external. It’s NEVER you. We can defeat The Force by simply saying … no. Notice how I didn’t caps lock it or put an exclamation mark behind it. Whisper it slowly.

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  2. I really like how blunt your letters are. Even though you’re writing to yourself, it kind of feels like you’re writing it to me too. And that’s great, because we’re all really the same. If you need to be told something, I probably need to be reminded too.

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  3. i’m constantly trying to please others… kinda the whole reason i started blogging so i could say whatever i wanted no matter how selfish or silly. the force’s invisible gun looks me between the eyes every time i start to let people take advantage of me, think of others way more than i think of myself, help others even if it’s hurting me. i have lived a life constantly seeking approval from others and being afraid to just be myself. BUT, i am now realizing this… only took me 27 freakin years! but i’m acknowledging it now. and every time i start to fall into this habit, i am now just saying “fuck this, who cares if i don’t please everyone.. that’s there problem, not mine!” and then moving on. …kind of a different response than probably just the normal everyday vices we all have, but it’s one huge gun in my face and yes, i would like to “fire them bullets back in the guns face”

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    1. haha this is the same reason I started blogging!! — to truly express myself without fear of others judgement.
      Of course this Force could be one produced by The Dark Side– we Jedis must overcome it! I suppose The Force can be used for both good and evil, we must use it to our advantage 😛

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