Don't Be A Dick to Yourself
A couple years ago, I had this genius idea to write down everything I disliked about myself. For some fucked up reason, I thought it would be therapeutic or some shit to just go ahead and get out everything I wanted to say.
It was a four page rant with poetic sentences like, "you have a long neck, bitch" and "you're a loser and a failure and no one takes you seriously."
And I must admit, while writing these things, I genuinely thought that expressing it all on paper was going to help me get it out and those thoughts would magically disappear forever.
So, how did I feel after completing my literary masterpiece?
Well, after I wiped the snot and tears from my face I went back to read my work. You know, to check for any errors or anything I may have missed.
After about three sentences, I crumpled up the paper (yes, I printed that shit out) and threw it in the trash can. Sobbing, I made a promise to myself to never say or think those things again.
I mean, think about it. What if one of my friends or relatives had sent me that letter? How would I feel?
Probably pretty fucking great after punching them in the face and denouncing our friendship.
Writing that letter made me realize how much I needed to be my own best friend. I needed to treat myself and talk to myself the way I would want someone who loves me and cares about me does.
Don't talk shit to yourself. Don't be a dick to yourself. Be your own hype man.