95. Drone On
As Mason, Sarah’s son, walked away, I noticed a poster on the wall:
“AA works for people who believe in God.
AA works for people who don't believe in God.
AA NEVER works for people who believe they ARE God.”
I pointed to it and said to Roy, “There’s the difference between you and Mason. Sarah tells Mason he’s the best. She tells him constantly he’s a great man like his father. He sees himself as a young god. Every time Mason fails, Sarah finds someone to blame.
“And me?” Roy asked.
“Your self-esteem isn’t built on words and DNA. It’s built on what you’ve accomplished and what you’ve been through. You don’t see yourself as a god. You see yourself as a hardworking survivor. When life sucks, you may get angry, you may even blame someone, but you get to work. You get through it.”
Roy smiled and said, “So I’m a survivor drone? Not very exciting.”
“Better a drone than a false god.”
Today I will be a proud drone.
Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Life on Life's Terms III is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.