Something You Hate About Yourself.

One of the reasons I started blogging, or rather started journaling back when I first learned to write, was to get to myself better. Whenever I feel a little lost about who I am all it takes is me writing here to get a little push. I’m actually in a pretty good place right now but I thought I’d jump on this meme wagon.

Day 01 – Something you hate about yourself.

I think the quality in myself I hate the most is how judgemental I can be. I’m not judgemental about race or sexuality or income but I do have this idea in my head about how I think people should be. This quote by David Sedaris rings so true:

I haven’t the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.

I try to remind myself that I can’t change people, people have to want to change. Some things I’m judgemental about I think are justified while other things are completely pointless. This is not something I’m proud of and in fact something I really hate to admit. I think it’s partly an age thing, I never used to be this opinionated.

I will say though that when I step over the line I will admit it and apologize, it happens. I think the internet age makes it easy to judge others while keeping a safe distance. It’s a lot harder to judge people when you have to do it face to face.

6 Comments

  1. Amanda

    October 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I’m judgmental too. However, I don’t care about changing people. I just quietly judge, then move on.

    1. Robin

      October 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      @Amanda, I say things a little too often but fuck if I said everything I’d have no friends.

  2. Avitable

    October 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I don’t judge people. I just think they’re stupid.

  3. Vodka and Ground Beef

    October 12, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I have no patience. It’s sounds charming and glamorous, I know. But actually it’s awful.

  4. jen

    October 20, 2010 at 6:25 am

    so glad you are doing this too!

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