gospel of "the mirror"
What happens when you walk by a mirror? You look.
What happens when you see a group photo? You look for yourself.
What happens when you open a yearbook? You turn to the page you’re on.
The crazy thing is… no one else cares that much. Or at least, not nearly as much as we do. We dissect the way our hair looks, the pimple on our face, the tone of our skin… and no one else really cares.
And that’s good news.
You’re not nearly as bad as you think you are. And you’re not nearly as good as you think you are.
I have a disorder called trichotillomania which is an urge to “pull out one’s hair.” It’s an impulse control disorder. Crazy, eh?
The crazier thing might be, that my sister suffers from it too, and I never knew because I must have always been too busy looking at myself.
(Portions reprised from Seth Godin’s, “All Mirrors are Broken”)