It’s best not to eat your own shit
Now as you’re no doubt aware, consumption of faeces can lead to an assortment of gastric illnesses, so why would one be tempted? Well I could provide a list of possible reasons, if pushed, such as; saving money on buying warm meals, ease of consumption or even just simple curiosity. The thing is though that you don’t do any of these things, curious or not eating your own shit holds little temptation.
Yet all of us do it on a regular basis. Now sure I’m not talking about actual faecal matter, but it’s a similar (read completely dissimilar) thing. We, probably on a daily basis, will give ourselves a hard time over some indiscretion, some real some only perceived. The examples again are numerous and I’ll give you a couple just so we’re on the same page…
1. I shouldn’t have eaten that.
Now this is a classic, for some of us, it’s part of our daily routine of self-criticism, add something about wardrobe choices and you’re on the way to developing an (or nourishing the existing) inferiority complex. ‘I’ll never look as good as x.’
2. I should’ve done more today.
Now be it work, exercise, time with the kids, housework or creating TZ originals, we are always finding ways to be critical of not ‘making the most’ of our time or money. ‘They always have time to do the stuff I can’t do.’
Now like me I’m guessing you’re sick and fckn tired of these mythical beings whose greatness makes us look like failures. Now I won’t insult your intelligence by stating the obvious here, the ‘mythical’ part already makes it that way, what I’m trying to say, is that by failing to acknowledge on a regular basis, just how kick ass you actually are is fcking with your life in ways that you’ve probably not taken the time to contemplate.
What are you saying oh wise, yet tragically failing Professor?
Well firstly, I don’t appreciate the insult! My life is a pretty open book cnt, I don’t try and fool anybody, least of all myself by saying my shit tastes like roses, my point is that always battling this shit gives me a degree of insight that I’m trying to elucidate upon to all of our benefit.
Just listen a moment and we’ll be done.
By engaging in self-critical behaviour, you allow yourself the opportunity to withdraw from what it is that truly enlivens and occupies your earthly desires (yes earthly, I’m catering for the religious types here). If you can’t find the strength to push yourself, to believe in yourself, then you don’t, you accept, you justify, you wallow, you stagnate.
Yes there is a broad spectrum by which to measure yourself here, all I’m suggesting is that more self-love, more constructive self-talk will allow you to be in a better spot, mental health wise, to pursue what it is that gets you frothed of loin.
D’oth endeth the lesson.