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Question of today 
31st-Jan-2007 11:26 am
What do you do for a quick self-esteem pick-me-up?

The easy answer is, "What you're good at," but if you need such a thing, you have no idea/faith in what you're supposed to be good at. (Or, even worse, that what you're "good" at is too trivially easy to be a skill/talent/je-ne-sais-quoi worth mentioning, after all, if you can do it, can't everyone?)
31st-Jan-2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
It takes a while for this to work for me but: I consume.

Food, yes, but in greater quantities media. You've probably noticed this. I watch between three to four full length movies a week and at least four hours of television. Add to that my reading, internet-swallowing and audio-listening. I spend most of my awake time consuming media, probably.

Maybe it's because it's doing something I enjoy or it's purely escapism. It helps though to just zone out and watch all of The Wire in one sitting.

What also helps me sometimes is to try something completely new, preferably low-difficulty. Say, making homemade gelatin. Yes, if I critically fail and the Jell-O catches the apartment on fire I'll feel even worse. Chances are though I'll just be happy I did something. And I'll have gelatin!
31st-Jan-2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
When you say The Wire, do you mean the HBO show?

'Cause if you are, isn't it just amazing? I've watched that show since the beginning, and a few months ago watched all three seasons in a row to prepare for season 4 ('cause it's a show where you need to be able to reference old episodes to really understand what's going on). I absolutely love it!
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