What The Shrink Said Is STOOPAID: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

Shrink said: “You’re trying/
too hard to be liked”. Stupid./
Don’t we all want that?

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6 Responses to “What The Shrink Said Is STOOPAID: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku”

  1. Tara Says:

    The therapist was right. Listen, or nothing will ever change for you.

  2. cyranowriter Says:

    I hate you. I don’t care if you like me or not. I’m not going to try any more. You’re an idiot.

    Interesting. Doesn’t work.

  3. Tara Says:

    People already like you as soon as they meet you. But I honestly think you don’t like yourself. You come across as a bottomless pit of need, in search of constant attention. This is what drives people away. Learn to love yourself, your natural self. It’s as if you are trying to be perfect and can never be good enough? Sometimes we are raised to think that. But we are all born perfect as we are.

  4. cyranowriter Says:

    Your 2nd statement, “I honestly think you don’t like yourself” is CLOSE to valid. I try to like myself. Most days I do … a lot. But then something happens (such as the shrink insulting me 6 ways ’til sunday) and it makes me doubt if I’m likeable.
    Then, of course, just when I think I’m doing well, I get someone who writes “you come across as a bottomless pit of need, in search of constant attention.”… which, of course, REALLY affirms my self worth, value, and the fact that I don’t know what my natural self, what my highest and best self, is.
    The point of your comment shows the double-edged issue of all of this: “People already like you as soon as they meet you… ” but then “(I) come across as a bottomless pit of need … this is what drives people away”. So, as long as I remain the glib person that they first meet, I’m ok. But if I show my deeper side, the side that does charity work, coaches youth sports, goes canoeing at 5 a.m. just so I can see the sun rise over the marsh, but also struggles with being “good enough”… then, well, THAT’s not a guy they’d want to meet or still know…
    and I don’t want to know them.

    PS: The therapist was not hired by me to give her assessment. We became Facebook friends. Therapy is her profession … yet I have rarely had anyone be so cruel, condescending and judgemental of me.

  5. cyranowriter Says:

    To Tara, whoever you are: Thank you for further inspiration — Here’s some more wah wah wah writing for your enjoyment.
    https://cyranowriter.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/dear-readers-no-more-mr-nice-guy-revolutionary-improv-blogging/

  6. cyranowriter Says:

    You know what I really hate? When I get defensive and lash out, and then a couple of days later, realize that the person(s) was/were right.

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