My brain has this annoying tendency to sometimes feel superior to people who show emotional issues. This is because, I guess, I’m into personal development and beating an emotional issue is like “success” and still having an issue is like “failure”.
I don’t think I’ve ever expressed this sentiment in real life (or at least not recently), because when I examine it even a little I know it’s completely out of place. In fact I rather dislike people who do express this sentiment overtly; there’s nothing like an enlightened master descending from his cloud only to tell you how shit you are. But, as much as I dislike it, a tiny, tiny bit of this tendency remains in my head, commenting on the world in a squeaky little voice while I stubbornly ignore it.
Well, I’ve been going into some issues with my therapist recently and it has done wonders to show me just how much I have left to deal with. Perhaps it’s also a result of the healing itself, but I noticed that after that I’ve been more inclined to look at other people’s issues and feel a sense of egalitarian companionship in that, hey, we’ve both got crap to deal with.
I rather like this shift.