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Post#1 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:53 pm

Our lovely self-proclaimed Planet-Tolkien therapist has kindly offered to sort out all our neuroses and phobias etc.

So ask away....

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Post#2 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:48 pm

Oh no! What have I gotten myself into? ;)

The small print: Eruwen is not a licensed therapist. All advice is a matter of her opinion and her opinion only (which according to her whims and fancies is subject to change). In order to swallow her advice more easily, be sure to take it with a grain of salt.

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Post#3 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:04 pm

Dear Eruwen,

I feel like my gardener hangs around my windows eavesdropping and what not; and he follows me around like a warm puppy dog. Am I being paranoid about this or is there a perfectly rational answer.

Desperately awaiting your answer,

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Post#4 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:30 am

Dear Eruwen,

Life is very bleak for me. All day I do nothing but sit or walk around. I must mention that I am behind bars so there isn't much space to sit or walk around. And at night I'm compelled to sleep due to lack of any probable activites. There are 2 more inmates who share the room with me and they don't talk to me at all. The worst thing is that I feel like a public display because of all the people who come to jeer and leer at me. I feel so like a burden. And the food is pathetic. I feel suicidal but there isn't anything to end my life with me. Please help.

Yours itchingly,
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Post#5 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:43 pm

Dear Desperate,

Of course there is a simple explanation to your gardener’s doting behavior – he admires you. We follow people around who we most want to emulate, hoping for their respect in return. He is probably eavesdropping to make sure you are not leaving him, for it seems that he would not know what to do with himself without you to follow around.

You, on the other hand, have some issues to work through. Your gardener is not the only one with an unhealthy obsession, for your paranoia stems from the fact that you also have an unhealthy obsession with your gardener. A gardener is a person associated with nature. He has a closeness with plants and animals that you most likely stepped away from long ago; however, your paranoia is a sign that you were never able to completely do this. Perhaps you were forced to grow up too quickly and had to abandon that part of your childlike self without fully incorporating it into your adult identity?

The gardener is ghosting you because you want him to. You need to ultimately acknowledge that you too want to be closer to nature, which would allow you to get in touch with your childhood and, in turn, more firmly establish your adult identity. Instead of simply looking at your relationship as a master/servant relationship, you need to see your gardener as your friend. When you do this, you will both be able to benefit from one another’s knowledge – you from his natural wisdom and he from your ability to stand on your own two feet. As a result, one day you will be able to more firmly establish your adult identity, and he will be able to follow his own pursuits without looking to follow your lead.

Yours until the Reckoning,
Eruwen

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Post#6 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:44 pm

Dear Itchy,

You’re either really in a zoo, in prison or possibly married. Being “behind bars,” whether literally or figuratively is never an easy thing. There are two types of prisons, those we impose on ourselves and those imposed on us by others. Naturally, the latter of the two is the most difficult to deal with, since it was not your own life choice.

If you are in prison or married, then you probably chose the lifestyle that led you to enter into one of these institutions. If you are in a zoo, then you probably were not given a choice. Either way, your attitude needs to change.

Let’s begin with societal institutions. These are constraints you have chosen for yourself. Man chooses to constrain himself to separate himself from animals. If you wish to be free from constraints, then you must realize that you may be shunned from society; but you may find your happiness. If you still wish to live within the bounds of society, then you need to buck-up, and accept the decisions that you have made and get involved with your life once again.

Now, if you really are a monkey in a zoo, then let’s look at the positive side – although the food is terrible, you are indeed fed everyday, whereas this might not be the case if you were out in the wild. You also have less disease and health risks. However, it sounds like you might be happier if they weren’t feeding you everyday, since you have reasoned that you rather not live than live the way you currently are.

Solving your problems yourself, might actually occupy some of your time, and solve more than just your boredom. First, focus on why your inmates aren’t talking to you. Have you done something to them? Or are you simply a monkey that they do not wish to associated themselves with, for you may bring them down as much as yourself? As I stated before, beings wish to surround themselves with those that they want to emulate. Ask yourself if you are a monkey others would wish to be like.

Your wish to die is your natural aggression turned on yourself, for you have no other outlet for it. You need to find ways to occupy your time that would satisfy this wish in other ways – love and play are two possible ways of satisfying this need. I’m not sure whether your inmates are male or female, but either way – love or play – you will find an outlet here if you open yourself up to them.

The second problem you must solve is the people jeering and leering at you. Perhaps rather than letting the people jeer at you until you react, try reacting before they have the chance to jeer. Entertain them, and you may see that you entertain yourself as well. You may become that monkey that the others wish to be like. Also, if you are absorbed in love or play, then you may find that your focus on those leering fades into the background.

If you really do not want the leering, then you may just have to hide until the zoo closes. But that doesn’t seem to be a solution to any of your problems.

Yours until the Reckoning,
Eruwen

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Post#7 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:46 pm

Perhaps I have totally gone bonkarooney but may I ask polightly how Monkeys in the Zoo has a connection with Tolkien?

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Post#8 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:26 pm

Dear Bonkarooney,

No, you are not crazy, at least not along the lines of the question you have asked me. You may not have noticed, but there are several threads here that do not deal with Tolkien. Someone may ask me a question related to their PT character, a Tolkien character or something not associated with either.

Yours until the Reckoning,
Eruwen


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Post#9 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:28 pm

Why does my wisdom and might exceed others?

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Post#10 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:56 pm

It was a joke, leaves thread...

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