Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Some questionable and very cheesy but perhaps useful advice.

Have you ever met someone and privately been really jealous of some aspect of their personality, personal history, or appearance? Like, you think to yourself, "man, I wish I could be that ambitious, that organized, that empathetic, that calm, that patient, that intelligent, that loving, that optimistic, that balanced, that focused, that deep, that carefree"; "I wish I knew what it was like to have had a brother, a sister, neither, a larger family, a smaller family, parents that hadn't divorced, grandparents who lived near me, a better school, a more peaceful adolescence, a better relationship with my parents"; "I wish I had those eyes, that face, that smile, that strength, that frailty, that walk, that look, that charisma".

The advice is to remember, when you find yourself longing to be someone else, that there might very well be someone --- at least in some way --- longing to be you.

And, given that most of the people reading this I know pretty well and have put the effort into getting to know you all not without reason, that person is probably me sometimes.
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