A Sophisticate is Wicked

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"All things truly wicked start from innocence" Ernest Hemingway

What does being 'Wicked' really mean? Is it being selfish, rude, or just plain evil? powerfulor playful?

Most people are familiar with the book and play 'Wicked' and how the story profiles the origins of the Wicked Witch of the West. In the 'Wizard of Oz' the Wicked Witch is portrayed as purely evil. From what I could tell in the book and the play, her 'Wicked' behavior is portrayed as more misunderstood and reflective of being powerful.  

A therapist of mine told me anger turned inside out is sadness. Once I stopped crying, the anger began. Once the anger began, since I had waited to express it it was hard to control.  


No one in this world is perfect (A Sophisticate is Imperfect). Life can be hard and no one is exempt from feeling emotions. The question is, does a Sophisticate have emotions and subsequently act on them? Being that a Sophisticate is human and not perfect, the answer is yes. 


A Sophisticate knows that her anger is a result of her sadness, frustration, and disappointment. Her anger is a defensive mechanism from being hurt. A Sophisticate is sensitive and therefore takes everything to heart or personally. Instead of crying a Sophisticate gets angry as a way to attempt to control the hurt she is feeling. Therefore, a Sophisticate is wicked because she cares a great deal. Some may say that she cares to the point of excess.

For a Sophisticate there is a level of freedom in anger. Although, a negative and socially inappropriate emotion, her anger frees her from frustration.  Her anger allows for all of her repressed emotions, feelings, and words come into the forefront. When she is angry a powerful feeling  takes hold and as a consequence she feels  like she has nothing to lose (A Sophisticate Gone Bad). With her anger comes a  sense of freedom. 


“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”  Ambrose Bierce 


Although it helps a Sophisticate release her frustration,  irrational thought takes over and the focus goes to words that are negative instead of positive. Why is anger considered a negative emotion? Because energy is transferred and it creates negativity. The negativity causes the disintegration of trust and relationships. 


A Sophisticate expresses her anger appropriately. The strength she has is demonstrated in other ways. She controls and releases the energy from the anger she has by exercising.  and by practicing empathy and forgiveness first. In the end, a Sophisticate is wicked because she powerful but also imperfect ;D