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Last edited by Lexicon Devil; 02-06-2015 at 12:19 AM.
The interview was a entertaining read :)
I have started seeing it as allegorical of the shadow self; like a nagging, pestering thought lurking in the shadows (literally). Like a pebble in the shoe that seems to grow ever more monstrous and plague our thoughts, the wedgie can quite literally dominate our conscious, not unlike the eruption of the inferior function. It becomes a source of insecurity, shame and feeling of weakness, like the Achilles' heel.
But need we let our lives be oppressed by a wedgie? Need we let ourselves suffer for what, ultimately, isn't something lethal? Nay, I say! Nay! So perhaps, you didn't just choose the username "Veggie" for obvious reasons, but also to acknowledge the existence of the shadow self, represented by the wedgie. An unconscious decision, perhaps, but nevertheless a meaningful one.
There's the wedgie, your inner demon-homunculus. You needn't slay it; only accept it. And through acceptance, rise above it. Enlightenment. Transcendence to a higher plane of consciousness. Like the eye of the storm. Calm amidst total chaos and strife.