I was watching “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” today. What? I’m a sucker for Peanuts. I was Charlie Brown growing up.
So a few thoughts starting going through my head during the Snoopy song. For the most part, my life is good. I have friends who care about me. I have a job that I love. But inside is this nagging anger. I’m not saying Snoopy is angry in his song (though the section starts that way). It’s this part of me that I try so hard to push down. I try not to let things irritate me because it can trigger the anger. And like Snoopy, I end up being afraid of these feelings. As Snoopy realizes how high up he is, he gets scared and backs down. I do the same thing. I feel myself getting angry at a person or situation. But then I back down. I give into the other person or situation, even if I feel (or know) I’m right.
I know this doesn’t make a lot of sense. I mean, a song from a musical is inspiring these thoughts.