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  •  Desperately clinging to failed problem-solving (4+ / 0-)

    strategies is a noted feature in many kinds of psychopathology, including alcoholism, depression, etc. It's best summed-up in this blooper video I saw years ago of Mr. Rogers (host of the kid's TV show of the '70s) trying to put up a camping tent. You had him patiently explaining to kids in his audience that it was just going to take him "a moment more" to get this thing together. It drags on and on, with Mr Rogers trying one thing and another to assemble the recalcitrant tent, improbably, for several minutes. All the while, you had this stupid Mr. Rogers theme music--with the tinkly chimes--playing in the background.  

    Clearly, Mr. Roger's goat has been got. This situation has the best of him. He is not saying to kids in his audience, but he is undoubtedly thinking:

    "If I just try harder, I know I can finally make this work."

    "If I just try harder..."

    "If I just try harder," I KNOW this invasion thing will go down in history the way we want it to...

    Sorry I couldn't find the video. It would be sweet here.

    "Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come." --Rumi

    by karmsy on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 09:41:10 AM PDT

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