Gruesome God Gossip

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readJul 15, 2020


Picture that you’re struggling day in and day out.

There’s always something that needs to be done, but you simply cannot find the time or the energy to get it done. No matter how hard you try, you just simply cannot complete all the tasks that you need to do in order to feel satisfied. Every time you’re completing something, a new problem pops up.

It’s like a tale I once heard about. I forget where or when. I think it was an old folk tale. Perhaps from Greek mythology or something.

Anyway, there’s a God, spiritual being or a man who is forced to push a big rock up the top of the mountain. Of course, that’s tough work. Imagine attempting to literally push a rock up a steep incline for thousands of feet. However, this man perseveres. He doesn’t relent. He continues to push. All the time. Doesn’t rest.

He’s almost at the summit of the mountain when he cannot handle it anymore.

It’s just too much.

The rock is too heavy.

The resistance is too big.

So he capitulates.

He cannot possibly roll the rock any further. Nor can he hold it in place. So he has to let go of the rock. Only for it to roll down to the bottom of the mountain, and he has to start over again. He’s destined to do this for all eternity. It’s his fate. His curse.

Pretty horrible, right?

No matter what you do, it’s not good enough.

Now, imagine that this poor creature who’s destined to roll this stone up the mountain has some spectators. They’re mocking him. For fun, let’s say that the Greek Gods are the spectators. They’re invincible. Cannot die. Cannot feel pain. They rule the universe and life. If you die and The Gods want it so, you may end up in Purgatory or some other form of Eternal Punishment.

In this case, the Gods mock, ridicule and even throw things at the fella who has to push the rock up the mountain.

Of course they laugh hard when he fails to do it and the rock rolls downhill.

Bullies that he cannot do anything about.

Eternal scorn.

Did you know that a lot of people who suffer from chronic pain disorders who are forced to remain at home go through something similar? Especially concerning their so-called ‘friends’ and ‘acquaintances’ who a lot of times make derogatory and patronizing comments about their homes being a mess?

‘Oh, you’re always at home, why is your home such a mess?’

‘Well, surely you must have the time to wipe dust off these surfaces’

‘Really? You of all have a lot to do at home? I thought you didn’t have a job!’

The sad reality is of course, nobody who has chronic pain disorders wish to stay at home instead of being at work or go to school.

And, in the case of their homes being a mess, that’s simply because they don’t have the capacity to clean up everything because of their condition.

But the others — the mocking Gods don’t understand that.

What they don’t also understand is how a lot of medications that are issued by the doctors fail to do the job. At the very least the medications may be able to slightly relieve pain. But then again they come with side effects and they may also be addictive.

However, as with everything, there is a way of relieving pain that is without any known side effects and that isn’t addictive at all.

The only downside people report back on is that the taste isn’t very good.

But, a teaspoon of this cure mixed with cranberry or orange juice can do wonders for people.

Yes, I’m talking about CBD oil.

Not the cure to stop the mocking Gods from lashing out their insults.

But perhaps the cure to relieve your chronic pains?

Only one way to find out.