“It’s all fine and good to just say ‘reframe relationships from a model of scarcity to one of abundance,’ but dude, HOW?”
Category: Mental Health
If you’re broken, it’s the other kind. You’re like an overpowered game mechanic — the kind that the player discovers and it instantly renders them incredibly powerful and the game ridiculously easy. “That’s so broken,” gamers say when they discover something like that.
“That sounds weird, doesn’t it?” she says. “I’m sorry if it sounds weird. I don’t mean to be so annoying.”
For ten minutes, I don’t ruin my experience by comparing it to something else or thinking about why it’s not perfect or how it could be better. I don’t destroy the moment by worrying about what is waiting for me to do later.
What’s a person supposed to do if confidence is what they’re seeking? It’s the exact opposite of what most people default to: You build other people up.
In a particularly complex volume of the series, I’d sometimes end up with the book on my hand like a glove, my fingers all stuck in various parts of the book. Part of me was always left at the second choice, so I never really chose.
It occurred to me the other day that as much as I laugh at necroposting when it happens online — and as much as I try hard not to do it online, that I’m guilty of doing something similar mentally.