Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
I smiled to myself as I (made) the decision to write this Post. I’m surely one of the original, ‘blogs?! like who the hell cares to read about what I have for breakfast or the sublime beauty of my thoughts as I drive my car?‘, blog-dismissers. That was, of course, before a certain personality theory reached a point of development in my mind. When the ‘theory of clarks, scotts and rogers‘ became the Wakefield Doctrine. (There must be special word for the person who turns 180 degrees in beliefs and expresses as much, (if not more), enthusiasm for a belief that was once denied. Probably something like ‘Damascus syndrome’ or such). In any event, with the Wakefield Doctrine needing to be explained, I started writing this blog.
…so, today’s Post? It is probably one of the oddest of the odd, (in this long series of oddities). I just thought that writing a Post would …do some good… for me. (Now, those experienced and learned Doctrine Readers, ‘out there’, just tipped forward in their chairs/looked up from the text they were sending/stuttered on the phone to their friend, (“hold on, I have to get back to you”)/and otherwise, re-read that last statement. To these Readers I’ll simply say, ‘the Wakefield Doctrine is a unique, fun and oddly effective tool for self-improvement. With the Wakefield Doctrine as a guide/perspective/tool/game, a determined enough person can change those things that always resisted change and acquire those skills and abilities that have remained just out of reach in the past. As to the exact steps to self-improving oneself? The beauty of the Doctrine lies in the fact that it concerns itself with the very, most personal aspect of our lives, i.e. ‘how we relate ourselves to the world around us.’ It is this relationship that is important. Hell, it’s not important, it’s the world we all woke up to this morning. Whether you’re an Outsider (clark) or a Predator (scott) or a Herd Member (roger), you will relate yourself to the world around you today. And, for the benefit of new Readers, let me remind everyone that we did not say, ‘how we relate to the world’…. we said, ‘how we relate ourselves to the world’ big difference.
the second odd thing today, the video at the bottom of the Post. Maybe not so odd, simply that I had the melody in my head when I woke up this morning. Searched and found the video, which included the lyrics. I read the notes below the version on youtube and someone commented that Brian May wrote the song about his dog. I liked that. Sure, I know! it’s the internet and everything is true/everything is made-up/everything is a lie but (true or not), that story now exists in my world and I like the idea that that is what this song is about. It made me think of Ola. How much she meant to me. And how, that, that feeling, in and of itself, outweighs the sadness of her not being here today.