Desperation – On line Free Dictionary defines it as : at the end of one’s rope or tether At the end of one’s endurance or resources, out of options; exasperated, frustrated. The rope or tether is generally conceded to be that formerly attached to a grazing animal, restricting his movement and area of pasturage.
Pretty scary stuff.
Desperation is humbling, stripping the body, mind and soul naked of all pretentious affirmations, rendering transparent the good, the bad the ugly in those that are at the pinnacle of all hope gone.
Desperation brings to the surface, the moral, spiritual, ethical, and legal boundaries, driven by irrationality to no end.
Desperation strips away dignified and civilized fortitude, energized by turbulent adrenaline guided by the GPS of blind rage, and hopelessness. To look into the eyes of a desperate being is to look into the eyes of an empty soul capable of any and all, cognizant of none.
Desperation makes murders out of lovers, thieves out of the most trusted, fools out of the most highly educated, devils out of angels. Desperation removes all caring of perception while revealing crystal clear deception of what or whom we thought we knew.
Desperation sweeps all bets off the table, throws all rules of civilized thinking out of the window, instead amending irrationality and insanity to its portfolio of confusion and chaotic ensemble of the unthinkable.
Desperation can’t be talked through, the fully exposed have nothing to bargain with, making attempts at rationality about as realistic as jumping from earth to the moon. Such feats should be left to the professionally trained therapists, and even they will admit, it’s a challenging unpredictable roll of the dice.
A desperate soul has to discharge the fragmented explosive adrenaline and regain reality and respect and accept their plight. Then , and only then , can they return and function as normal productive members of society.