The Furtive Troll
“People who cling to their delusions find it difficult, if not impossible, to learn anything worth learning: A people under the necessity of creating themselves must examine everything, and soak up learning the way the roots of a tree soak up water”. –James Baldwin
I want you to imagine what it would be like to be a Troll Hunter.
Place yourself in any of the numerous movies that have trolls in them (Lord of the Rings, Trolls, Troll Hunter, etc.)
It may seem so far-fetched and outlandish but I got news for ya, trolls are real.
I know, I’ve seen them many times.
Recently, I have come across a new species of troll: The Furtive Troll.
The only way to kill a real troll is to use a ray of sunlight. Folklore has it that this is so because trolls cannot vitamin D top calcium, which causes their insides to eventually bloat to the point of a grand explosion.
Well, that is not an option for me in my latest quest against trolls.
So, I have developed a way that you can deal with trolls, more specifically, The Furtive Troll.
Furtive Trolls, by their very nature, are sneaky. They think they are putting one by you.
They are like sociopaths in the way that they are very good at mimicking emotions. Furtive Trolls, like the one I have been dealing with, want to create an illusion of comradery and teamwork.
They got your back. All for one and one for all.
And if you don’t realize what’s going on, they will shut down your creative efforts. Furtive trolls are like politicians too, which funny enough, most politicians fit the exact definition of a sociopath.
It seems to me that sociopaths predominantly take one of two paths in life; they become a politician or they become the dreaded Furtive Troll.
Moving on from my sidebar, let’s get on to how you can deal with a Furtive Troll when they sneak into your otherwise pleasant life.
In my most recent exposure, I called it from the get go. ‘My’ Furtive Troll, as I told Devon and the team at Newell Strength, would try to shut down our efforts and our message before it ever saw daylight.
Why would a Troll do this? Because, Furtive Trolls are very threatened by people that actually give a sh**. These Trolls hate the true hustler, and by hustler, I don’t mean shyster.
I mean a person that is trying to make an impact in the world. Someone that operates with massive energy and speed because they are so in love with what they are doing that they can’t slow down. It is their DUTY to get their message out to the world because IT can truly help people.
The first way you can deal with a Furtive Troll is to make sure they aren’t in a position of power over you. There is a reason I don’t work for anyone, I am unemployable at this point because I refuse to give up my creative freedom and thought.
Now, if you can’t get out from under the ‘thumb’ of power just yet of the Furtive Troll in your life, then here’s the next best thing.
You must be swift. The swift sword always wins. Speed wins.
Furtive Trolls are cunning, but they are also stupid. Now, don’t confuse stupid with unintelligent.
They are often smart, but they are stupid because they think with EGO. They operate from a lower vibrational energy and they act from a place of insecurity.
When a Furtive Troll blocks your path, they will sit their pounding their chest. They don’t do this in public, but rather in their stupid brains.
While they are doing this, it is your chance to use your swift sword. Shift gears and move on to the next idea you had and make it such a kick ass idea that the effects of it will crush the Troll.
Never, never, EVER try to reason with a Furtive Troll. Their stupidity will rub off on you.
It will be such a monumental waste of your energy that the Furtive Troll will have won in another way; you will have no energy after the encounter which will rob you from putting your efforts into other areas of your life in which they Furtive Troll doesn’t have access to.
If you do this, the Furtive Trolls initial efforts will have backfired on them. Kind of like taking their evil snout that spews slime and shoving up their behind.
The Furtive Troll will eventually become seen by the people as an impediment to progress, someone that tries to hold down something great.
In recapping: never give up your power to a Furtive Troll and use the principle of the swift sword.
If you come across someone, but you aren’t sure if underneath their garments they are indeed a Furtive Troll, you can tell if they fit at least two of these criteria:
- They appear like a team player but your GUT is screaming that something isn’t adding up
- You can predict their evil ways before they play out. Heck, before even they themselves know what their little seedy brain is planning.
- They try to pull you into their dumb little games at all times but they don’t make it obvious.
- Their point of view or opinions can be flipped on their head by a third grader.
- And finally, they are in some kind of position of power or higher responsibility.
In the meantime, I’m gonna go try and work up a potent dose of Vitamin D so I can deal with future trolls in an easier manner:)
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