Monday, January 10, 2022

Therapy discussions, "I like villains better than heroes."

I met with a client (23) who told me when I asked him who his heroes are "I don't have heroes. I like the villains better."

I said, "That's interesting. Who are your favorite villains."

He thought a moment and said, "The Green Goblin." 

He then told me he didn't want to meet any  heroes because he is afraid he would be disappointed. Then he said to me "Never meet your heroes, Dave. They're never what you think they are."

I said, "That's very wise. I'm getting more out of this session than you are." 

And so, life is full of disappointment and disillusionment. It's not healthy to get your hopes up with unrealistic expectations. It seems that my client already has learned this and it is an important lesson that he reminded me of..

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