Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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.

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