Monday, 21 May 2012

When Paradigms Collide...

One news story over the weekend that really made me laugh was this. It's the juxtaposition that does it - 'Go to anger management classes or get shot.' A wondrous collision of worlds is  evidenced here - the world where 'therapy' (i.e. counselling) is the solution to every problem, and the world where shooting out someone's knees is deemed equally effective. When even the kneecappers are invoking anger management as a viable alternative to their traditional methods, Therapy has surely conquered the world. 'You appear to have issues around managing your anger and we would advise you to seek professional help in addressing them. Or we'll blow your knees off. In a caring, non-angry, non-judgmental way, of course.'