In the play, My Fair Lady,Professor Henry Higgins decides he can transform the speech of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into that of a woman who will be taken as a member of high society.
Is he successful? Yes and no.
He manages to change her speech patterns, but is confronted by a righteously angry woman - resentful at being used for his dreams.
When we make people into things they are not - not only do we end up disappointed as our created 'structures' fall apart over time - but the recipients of our meddling turn on us in rage.
We haven't seen them for who they really are - and certainly haven't accepted that reality!
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DEALING WITH REALITY
Have you ever done a 'Henry Higgins'? If you are like most of us the answer is a resounding 'yes'.
Now ask yourself what you get from fantasizing your ideal - friend, partner, lover - and then shrouding a real person in this altered reality?
Think back to a situation when you did this.
What was the outcome?
Were you happy with the results? Did you end up with what you really wanted?
Did you feel like you were in control?
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