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Do you have any idea what this deep feeling is inside you? Do you have a concern about innocent people?
Did you and your wife reach any conclusions about what struck you?
There is much in our world that is disturbing these days...shootings at schools...economic difficulties...do you think that any of these current dilemma's got hooked by this movie?
Is there any changes in your life that have upset you lately? Are you under stress?
Please tell me a little more about what you are feeling and how you are doing now.
I'm feeling a bit better now, maybe just talking about it seems to be helping. I'm not overly disturbed by anything going on in the world right now and I am in a very secure position with my work. Part of me thinks it could have something to do with a character that refused to grow up.
As for my wife, she didn't really have anything to say. She recommended that I try searching for answers on the internet.
I'm glad that you are feeling better. And..yes...I can see how the character's choice may have struck you as sad and how you might have wished he would have made a different choice. We tend to want others to have a happy life...and when you saw this character it might just have struck a cord in you about a wasted life.
But I wonder if it might be partly the wasted life but also the sincere happiness he has. The fact the character is still for all intensive purposes a child.
There is also the notion that he was never asked to grow up and was allowed to remain simple and happy.
And do any of these thoughts feel familiar?
Does it remind you of anything or anyone?
Do you know others adults who seem happy in a childlike way?
Or adults who were never encouraged to grow up?
The thoughts do, I was pretty much raised on my own. It makes me think about my own childhood a little bit. Maybe the combination of an animated film along with the content was the trigger
I work as an animator so I tend to watch a lot of cartoons but I never really watched them much when I was a kid
Yes...when things feel "familiar" in that way...it usually is a link to our own life experience.
I can see that
And so...do you think that your occupation is...in a way...a strategy for making up for what you missed as a child?
I could agree with that
And now that we have made that link...what do you feel?
That part of me wishes I was still a kid
Yes....I can understand that feeling...
And your career allows you to fulfill that wish...
That I didn't have the worries and stresses I have in my life and I could just be happy
to a degree...
Yes that does make a lot of sense
And yes...you wish for that carefree life that kids have...
The trust and unconditional beliefe in a toy
wow, thanks for you help Doc
You are very, very welcome!
I think I still have a lot to think about but this is a good start
Yes... it would be good if you were to spend a bit of time thinking about this new insight...
It really is quite natural and normal for us to fill the gaps in our childhood during our adulthood.
Do you think I should try to reach out and have a face to face with a doctor
Find a mental health professonal
Let's put it this way...give yourself a bit of time to take this all in.
Okay, I will do that.
If you begin to feel upset by this insight..then consider seeing a psychologist to work through this. But if you feel okay... then let it go.
Okay, I appreciate your help
You have just learned something very important about yourself! And it may give you a new motivation and new energy for your career.
That is a very positive way to view this
I will say goodnight. If you should ever want to chat again in the future, just ask for me by name.
I will be notified and we can pick up where we left off.
Will do Dr. L
Yes...it really is great learning and may lead to some new freedom.