A Rozy View on Life

I am John Rozelle, hear me ROAR like a dinosaur!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Is it ok to HATE?

Who is your worst enemy? Is it the government, the media, the neighbor upstairs that tap dances at midnight, or perhaps Ed McMahon continually sending you letters telling you that you might already be a millionaire? Although I have issues with each of the items listed above, I cannot reserve the title of “worst enemy” for any of them.
Ali ibn-Abi-Talib once said, “He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.” I resonate with this statement. Not because I have a thousand friends, but that I meet my worst enemy everywhere. I cannot escape my enemy; everywhere I am, there he is also. He seems to stalk me, even knowing my choices in advance. Before I even decide what clothes I will wear for the day, he knows. He lurks in the darkest corners, generating his wicked energy to spite me, causing my frustration all day.
My worst enemy- he is not a person, he is not a place, he is not a corporation. He is worse. You can fight these enemies, they are tangible and have weaknesses. My worst enemy lurks everywhere and cannot be contained by an organization or a place. This enemy, the one that exists to spite me and thwart my daily efforts to live a life free from restrictions is none other than Static Cling. Yes, Static Cling is my worst enemy, the one that exists to make my life a living hell. It seems that he infects my every clothing article, hunting me down regardless of my clothing choice. I am bound by this enemy, unable to escape his unmerciful clinch. Here I must live trapped, his slave, constantly under his rule. I am man, yet ruled by static.