Posts tagged self esteem
Posts tagged self esteem
One of the many reasons to reconsider this is the fact essentially 0% of the human race is attractive enough to get a job in the movies or on TV. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has, for example, 160,000 members - and before the merger, SAG (the one restricted to people who appear on camera) had about 102,000. That’s it. Out of the roughly 317,200,000 people living in the US. Excel tells me that this technically comes out to 0.0504%.
What I’m saying here is that you could probably fit the number of people who look that good into any one of the half-dozen or so largest US football stadiums with room to spare. Remembering that SAG membership requires you to have looked that good (and gotten just enough work) on three productions - lots of older, now very unattractive, people still have that card.
(Obviously, plenty of good-looking people aren’t on movies and TV, but that demographic was specifically what this post was dealing with. Also, interestingly, lots of people who look good on TV do not look good in person - it turns out that a lot of the things that make you look awesome on TV make you look bizarre in real life. Most typically attractive humans look awful on camera.)
That’s true for the most popular, liked, nearly-perfect people who have ever lived, as well as for the rest of us.
So don’t go looking for that kind of proof. It never helps anyone, especially you.
Gordon B. Hinckley
For me, at least right in this moment, symptom management is all about:
Therefore I choose to be really proud of the fact that all my luggage is out of the car and that I went and got food for dinner, and I will not focus on the trash that won’t get taken out today and the laundry that will have to wait till tomorrow.
I’m also going to give this month’s Relief Society book group meeting (this evening) a shot, even though I have not re-read the book in question (Dracula) and even though I will be bringing a fairly lame “spooky snack” to share (ants on a log.)
And yes, the Relief Society book of the month is Dracula. I love my ward even though I’m too scared and insufficiently functional to go on Sundays. So far anyway (working on it.)
Not as much as I’d have thought a few weeks ago. We talk a lot about subconscious fears and what, exactly we’re struggling with in my group therapy sessions and some of the classes. And, of course, a lot of this isn’t that subconscious for me. I can almost hear these things in my head like a person is saying them, my self-esteem is so low. So it’s not so hard to know what it’s saying, especially once I get going.butimstillgonnashine replied to your chat: Me and my Inner Critic
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I will give this a try as soon as I get time. I still haven’t identified my critic. Anxiety + senior year = very hard to set time aside for anything. Was it hard to think this way, to actually verbalize your subconscious fears…?
That’s what my case manager had me do with my inner critic. Now that I know a little more about her, I’m constructing dialogues where I try and identify what she would have to say about something, and then responding with a healthy, logical answer that addresses the faulty reasoning behind it.
With a list of all the things I was thinking about before I started crying, and what thoughts those thoughts led to. I’m vaguely curious, in a “crying has sucked all the oomph from my body” way, to see what she says tomorrow.
And with that, I am SO going to bed.
One of the things I have running on my desktop is a cute little photo box that just picks random photos from my hard drive and puts them up.