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13 May 2018

Each one spends what that posses.

The apocryphal "Gospel of Barnabas" is a medieval forgery, full of manifests historical contradictions; however, contains a sentence that, although here is falsely attributed to Jesus, reveals a very deep psychological truth.

In effect, this manuscript reports the following (fake) episode:
Jesus encounters a group of Jews which throwing curses to him.
But Jesus blesses them.
Whereupon, he is asked: "but how: they have accursed you, and you bless them?"
And Jesus answers: "each one spends what that posses."

Well, regardless of the negative ethic-moral value of hatred, and regardless of the positive ethic-moral value of forgiveness, what interests me is the obvious (but always overlooked) correlation between the way in which we relate with what we surroundings, and the affective gratifications that we have received.

The aggressiveness (and the contempt and the envy) are always the product of a not received sentimental education, of a deep emotional frustration, of fear.

It is always the small dog to bark.

The large dog rarely barks.

The small dog behaves like that because he knows he can not effectively bite his interlocutors (normally, subjects bigger than him) and, therefore, behaves in this way to intimidate the others beforehand.

The large dog behaves like that because he knows he can bite effectively when his interlocutors and, therefore, has no interest in intimidating beforehand his interlocutors.

"It's always the fenced-in dog that barks to dog that running free, and never the opposite."
(Marty Rubin)

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