My Dirty Shirt
I in a bathroom standing at a urinal. I drop a blue shirt on the floor. I am displeased because I want to still use it. It is too dirty though, with piss and grime.
Bathroom What does he expect from a bathroom, anyway? He could be more careful if he wants to keep that shirt clean.
Urinal Look, I’m sorry he got his shirt soiled. It could have been helped. Our business is to get dirty.
Shirt Yaaack! Why did he have to drop me down here? It’s filthy! Doesn’t he care about me? He cares enough about how I look to not put me on until he cleans me. That’s good.
Floor What else does he expect????
Piss & Grime We would just as soon stay on the floor. we don’t need to contaminate this shirt, but since he’s thrown it to us, it’s our job.
I am in a small town at night. I become aware that there is a burglar inside a store. I begin to pray to myself for him, “Lord, help this young man to see and do your will.” The local minister comes up, sits down beside me, and begins to pray for the burglar too. his parents, brothers, and sisters come and join us. Finally, he comes out looking very remorseful, ashamed, and crying. We put him in the middle of our circle and hug him andtell him we love him. We find him a job taking care of computer games and helping kids. He loves the work. He becomes wealthy and builds a larger store for the town where he puts disadvantaged and troubled youth to work.
The victimized elements are not accepting the course of this life issue.
Again, the pattern is dissonance between behavior and attitude with some attitudinal conflict “Piss & Grime” vs. the rest of the dream group members.
Quite a bit of disinterest and apathy.