Posted by: Mike Ferruggia | June 11, 2009

The David Carradine Lesson: How to Avoid Autoerotic Asphyxiation

David Carradine was a good actor. And he had a smoothness about him. It’s interesting, because as much as I love Bruce Lee, I read something in another blog that was true–the character of Kwai Chang Caine would have been very different. Carradine really brought something special to the table.

It’s a psychology of addiction, and it’s unfortunate that some folks are unable to extricate themselves from self destructive behavior no matter how hard they try. How many kids die around the nation sniffing toxic household substances, trying to get a high, not thinking that they could accidentally kill themselves. How many people are engaging in dangerous sex acts to get a little better experience, not knowing it could be deadly?

There is a sadness to the isolation and loneliness of the whole thing. I don’t know the answer. But I do think there is a sort of metaphoric autoerotic asphyxiation going on in the world. We wrap the rope around our neck every day, thinking it will make us feel better because we are fooled into believing it so, but it’s these illusions and seductions and distractions that will kill us in the end. Take the blinders off. Be positive. Be innocent. Be humble. Practice right action. Bring peace to your heart. The first way to avoid the metaphoric autoerotic asphyxiation is to recognize that it’s happening, and not go through life with eyes closed. Wake up!

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  1. Sad, very sad indeed.


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