I Hate You! (2E)

Commentary on our dysfunctional dialogue…

I hate you…
because you’re not like me…

I don’t understand you…
You will only tell me how stupid I am.

You are stupid!
Your ideas are crazy!

Are you afraid of my ideas?
You don’t have to believe what I believe.

I don’t even want to listen to you.
Why can’t you think the way I think?

You don’t know me.
You tell others to fear me…

People should be afraid of you!
You are ruining everything!

I’m like you.
We have much in common.

I am not like you.
You are weak… I hate you!

I try to pay attention…
I try to figure things out.

I know how the world is.
You are blind!

I know I make mistakes.
When I discover my mistakes I learn things.

I don’t make mistakes…
but if I did, I would never admit it to you… that would be weak.

I believe the best way for us to get along is
for me to treat you the way I hope you will treat me.

The best way for us to get along is
for you to be like me.

Come on, Gogo, return the ball,
can’t you, once in a while?

~ Samuel Beckett
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