Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just notes

Betrayal: to the perpetrator
it is a realization of a reprioritization. One discovers (this is the 'heroic' self view) that one values a hierarchy different than one first imagined. One feels the 'betrayal' to be 'being true to oneself' and correcting an error in the balance. To not act in such a manner becomes betrayal of the self.
Betrayal is only in the eyes, then of the betrayed; a belief in another being.

This is the highest form of self buffering... in the eye of the betrayer.

In 'betrayal,' a false idea is destroyed (or rather an idea is shown to be false). What creates a 'betrayal' is when this idea is sacred to an entity. Thus, to remedy betrayal, one of two things must happen. The idea must be reasserted as sacred or the belief in its sanctity must be abandoned.


  1. A collection of thoughts known as a "belief" or the assumption that something is true is vulnerable to being betrayed. If one can accept that everything is at the mercy of change, betrayal becomes an obsolete label.

    But in the sense of human relations, where one person puts trust in another and that trusted person chooses to deny the truth to the other, who is really being betrayed?

  2. When one is 'betrayed,' one only comes to find that one's judgment is poorer than originally assumed. This is ultimately what hurts. When this leads to someone 'losing faith in people,' they have really just lost faith in their ability to judge.