Blindspots or I do This Shit
- I showboat. It's like I'm having my own private rap battle. "I did this! And, and then I did that!" it's not helpful. It's ego stroking, deadly sin index
sin(i)). So, what's up with that. You are lonely and you want to 1) interact with a person and 2) say how awesome you are in words. I bet that hasn't done you any real favors.
- I very quickly go for "do you know cultural reference X?" when trying to make conversation with new people. There are all kinds of stupid reasons for why I might do this, but I ...I bet I don't do it much anymore, but certainly want to watch out for it. I can recall getting many reactions in the neighborhood of "um. no, I don't know that SNL skit. blank stare." I believe I'm being given a hint: don't be a retard.
- Do I really believe in not blaming outside factors for all my "problems"? I'm pretty sure I totally do that. "Past life experience X has caused me great trauma". That is an excuse, you know. I can now say: well, I mean, it was pretty bad, you know... which is exactly the problem. It logically makes no sense to do that. I maybe actually realized that embarrassingly late, but putting it into practice is a whole another level. So, sashay forth.
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