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LOL!! Karen_kay

Posted by Racer on March 12, 2004, at 17:25:43

In reply to Well sheesh, if you say it like that.., posted by Karen_kay on March 12, 2004, at 14:54:31

Yeah, well, far be it from me to interfere with your pleasure in arguing with anyone! Personally, I find that to be very therapeutic at times....

And my view of cheerleading is not that far off from challenging. I guess it's colored by the fact that I don't give myself much slack, and do challenge myself a little more than is maybe healthy. I need someone to strike a balance between pushing me to adress scary things head on, and still reminding me that I don't have to be perfect in all things in all ways at all times. (Yet?)

My pdoc said something to me the other day, about 'that's not unusual for a perfectionist...' -- my kneejerk reaction was, "What the hell's his problem? I'm not a perfectionist -- I don't do anything perfectly!" So, I'm a *failed* perfectionist! LOL Now if only fixing it was so simple, eh? (Another example: we were talking about childrens books, and I said something about how there are often books from childhood that provide comfort and magic to adults. He immediately responded "The Little Prince!!" Just immediate and emphatic. Well, I've read The Little Prince in three languages, and it's never touched me. My initial response to that was, "There really is something wrong with me -- why can't I *get* it?" My revelation is that, it's OK not to share this seemingly universal response to the book. If it doesn't touch me, it doesn't. Doesn't mean there's anything wrong with me, right?)

(Man, that sounds so healthy, doesn't it? But I'm still rereading The Little Prince to see if I can figure out what the fuss is all about...)


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