Stalking Vol 2: The Bridge of Reason
I nodded my understanding of the tug of social influence.
"I am not saying he became mean; he remained generally benign when not occasionally
benevolent, because that much of his heart still ruled. But in the final stage of his journey, he felt
inconvenienced by the average person: they were uninteresting because he could manipulate
them, and so felt no special need to help anyone. Overall, insincerity became the hallmark of his
exploration, and appreciation for his circumstances all-but disappeared in that which he had
almost effortlessly achieved." She raised a questioning brow.
"The change over point would be from remaining unaware of his growing sense of
"The redo should be good."
"It is very good." First taking a thoughtful breath, Bonnie said, "The entity decided to return
amid equal but opposite circumstances to his former advantages, by designing a superb
confluence of minimally odd behaviors that would act like a social snare all of her life. But she
will not know why she had essentially been shunned until her life review."
"Sorry—couple of things: she wasn’t like a megalomaniac; she just secretly believed her
internal press as she accumulated the things that represented success?"
"And her social status being the most influential of these things, but as we’ve discussed
there are no small flaws in Mastery lessons."
"Okay, and how could she not know that she was different if she was shunned?"
"Two points: I said shunned because even the people who will know her well, and care
about her, will learn to ignore these strange aspects of her behavior. Doing this inevitably leads
to generally ignoring her presence in the same way others pay attention to their friends, and the
effect is a relaxed, unconscious shunning." Bonnie motioned that point aside. "Her plan was to
be conformed from birth to the ways of the world, like everyo ne else, but with a masterstroke of
cognitive distortion: I use this term to distinguish it from ours, but there is nothing inherently
wrong with her intellectual processes. It’s simply different."
"She will put a minuscule crimp in the Fine Waves of her interpretive centers, which will
result in a slightly skewed way of seeing things, as well as how she communicates."
"Everything is energy—imagine a wobbly wheel of energy-perception creating occasional
gaps at imprecise moments. You'll see... because these specialized waves also touch the
orientation waves of her entire Identity, she will not be aware that there is anything different
about her until, and unless, the outside world informs her directly of what they see as
peculiarities." Bonnie shrugged. "But they won’t, because they will see them as mental or genetic
defects. She will also have a personal camouflage to help her not notice many of people’s tiny
negative responses; she will be endlessly optimistic, naturally kind, s elfless, and smile until your
face hurts—and all of it sincere."
"Are her peculiarities defects?"
"Maybe to you optimism, kindness, and selfless smiling are abnormalities?"
"You know what I mean."
Bonnie looked at me as if I must be joking. Seeing that I wasn’t, she said, "The Down’s
Syndrome child?" prompting me to connect to my own answer.
I still missed the point.