The following is a response to a post from The World According to Renee.
My inner critic's name is Ace Hole. She has the face of a pre-teen movie mean girl and the mind of a rotting pail of compost. No external detractors can hurt me worse than she can because I can't help believing that every awful thing she says is true.
I'm sick of allowing Ace Hole to fuck up my life. I've been listening to that bitch putting me down for close to 60 years now. I'd say it's well past time for her to shut the hell up.
~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~
Why oh why is it MUCH easier to believe criticism (even nasty criticism) than compliments. I am decidedly guilty of that one...ReplyDelete
It didn't help that when I was 15, I got the old "maybe people would like you better if you weren't so YOU" lecture from my father. I guess he was trying to help in his own rather unhelpful way, but it was one of those cases where he would have done better to keep his mouth shut.Delete