Charles Gibson said on Good Morning America the other day that he asked Charles Schulz if Charlie Brown was ever going to kick the ball. Charles Schulz said no, we wouldn’t know what to do next.
This really explains my view on my life right now. Charlie Brown keeps doing all the things that should afford him the right to kick the ball. Even though he knows Lucy has moved it every single time, he thinks, maybe this time…..and she does it again. So, who/what is ‘Lucy’ in my life and how do we change ‘Lucy’? I think Charlie Brown should keep trying to kick the ball. If he stops, then he is the one to blame for not getting what he wants. Am I wrong here? I also get frustrated at him too because he keeps believing Lucy and trusting someone who keeps lying to him so I do wish he wouldn’t give her the satisfaction. But isn’t this just the childish side of me? And the important point is for Charlie Brown to keep trying? Because this is about his character and mental health. But when is it time to quit?
As for the “we wouldn’t know what to do next” part, is this the same thing as being afraid of success or accepting good things?? Because if I get the ‘good thing’ then what do I do with it? With myself? Striving for it keeps me busy and focused and going, but maybe I am focused on the wrong thing.
I’d love to hear anyone’s thoughts on this.