There’s part one below. Back in Feb 8.
Let us begin with the Burden.
Families, even the best of them, and aided by our consciences have the faculty of handing down to us “the burden”. Yes.
In the case of Ronda it should be understood. First that we all look for meaning. This is unavoidable. Some of us swear that we are more realistic than this, to look for meaning from the experiences of those who surround us, but such is life. We all wish to make sense of things. And you know what? In part this is due to fear. Yes, we fear getting caught up in the vortex of serendipity. We read the papers, see the news on TV and wind up scarred emotionally and mentally. “Gee can that happen to me (that beheading, that….).” Horrifying stuff, children getting access to these kind of things tend the more to ask themselves “What in the world am I in for….?”
So decisions are made within the subtle Psyche.
So the human psyche finds refuge in “Order”. So, in Ronda’s case, boom, father gets on a sled, gets catapulted unto a snow bank. Under the mound of snow is a log. He breaks his back. Metal rods get inserted down his back. Pain, pain as time proceeds.
The prognosis; at the last stage, Quadriplegic. Soon tubes, someone having to wipe your butt, shortly thereafter, death. You die. He was told ahead of time it would be like this.
Small wonder; Get in the car, close the garage door. Put the gas hose in. Die ahead of time. But oh yes, leave a note.
Don’t know all the content of the note, but this I know; In summary Ronda would amount to something. The phrase “Behind a podium” one day included. So now she, Ronda, found security in this, a formula, a “destiny”. What ever horrors she had buried in her psyche (as a child, as so many of us do. And no wonder children play), she would chase out of the room, out of the cellar, out of the attic, just like we might burn a incense and scatter the scent around the house to exorcise the demons. In essence Ronda was living someone else’s idea of what life was, IE she would hide.
And so legends grew in reference to her exploits, in import to her. The public helped with her victories in MMA to give credence to her myths. It was fun. I don’t blame her for buying into this stuff. It was a hiding place. Secure. Until she lost big time.
We draw comfort by mocking those who come off the pedestals
So there are many who make fun of her for buying into her myth. The public acceptation, perception. They comfort themselves by thinking; Ronda is a sucker. But those who do, have demonstrated this view, this has been done only because in the next life they will sit upon thrones of perfection surrounded by worlds of, legions of adorers. Ahem…..
Thank you for reading and please return as we continue this series on “Yours and Ronda’s Dilemma (part three).
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