Copy Cats, Scapegoats and Other Such Animals
Have you ever watched a cat? They won’t do anything you want them to do. Dogs on the other hand, will follow where you lead.
A scapegoat is a person or animal that takes on the sins and blames of another.
So even though I have a rather severe allergic reaction to cats; I still believe that they have been unfairly scapegoated.
The real point with the goats, cats and even the dogs is that we project our behavior, power and even desires onto and through someone else.
Projection is a psychological concept that defines the act of transferring your unpleasant and undesirable thoughts, actions and desires onto another.
Most copycats don’t even know that their doing it, while scapegoats may or may not be conscious of their behavior.
I laugh (and correct) when I hear people talk about lazy Mexican workers---you know, the ones who toil at those jobs most of us would never even attempt.
Fat people are believed to lack will power and yet they/we endure diet after diet and all the name calling that goes with it.
When we copy the behavior of someone else, we have given up on picking and choosing for our own self and when we scapegoat we are refusing to take responsibility for our stuff.
Leave the animals out of it and be yourself, take responsibility for yourself and enjoy who you become.
Be you, be well, be you.
Bertice Berry, PhD