Let’s just say for the sake of argument that you grew up believing that the monkeys from the epic movie “The Wizard of OZ” were in fact monkeys and not little people dressed up in monkey suits .
Let’s say that you knew there were no blue faced monkeys and that monkeys do not typically have wings, but you thought that the make-up department of MGM in the 1940’s didn’t have to deal with people badgering them about animal rights, so they just painted those monkeys’ faces blue and then strapped a vest with attached wings on to the monkeys.
Now, if you grew into adulthood believing this, besides being demented, you probably would be a hard one to convince that they were not monkeys at all, but were in fact recycled munchkins dressed up in monkey suits.
How can you help your self? – Self talk!
Yes, by talking to yourself you can convince yourself that those monkeys were not real monkeys.
So, by one crazy behavior-talking to yourself-you can cancel out a more disturbing crazy behavior, believing in blue faced winged monkeys.
Monkeys do not have blue faces-Yes, I knew that.
Monkeys can not fly and do not have wings-Yeah, I knew that, too.
The monkeys in the Wizard Of OZ were not real monkeys- Oh yeah, what were they then, kangaroos?
The monkeys were little people dressed up in monkey suits.-Are you sure?
Yes, I am sure. Look at the proportions between the witch and the monkeys-see the monkeys would not be that big-well maybe they are really big monkeys.
No, Rachael they are not just really big monkeys, they are little people dressed in monkey suits, how many times are we going to have this discussion?-You just said the monkeys were too big now your saying they’re little people. So, I guess there can be little people but not big monkeys?
Yes, that is what I am saying-what about gorillas and orangutans they’re big?
Those are apes not monkeys-everyone calls them monkeys.
I am not interested, young lady, in what everyone calls them, they are apes not monkeys!-okay calm down! Just take some deep breaths..1…2…3…
Ah…thanks…where were we….Now we know, don’t we, that they are little people, but no big monkeys! And that the monkeys in The Wizard of OZ are not real, right?
…well…I do believe you about the little people and that the orangutans and the gorillas are apes, but I am still not so sure that those were not real monkeys with their faces painted blue and wings strapped to their back.
Oh forget it!