Tip #8: Stop fooling yourself, dummy! We all know you’re a freak.
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” — Richard P. Feynman
I spend a silly amount of time wondering if my behavior is normal.
For example, I’ll be living life and then out of nowhere I’ll be struck with anxiety and be like, what if someone walks in here, sees me gnawing this turkey leg like a wild animal, and thinks I’m weird.
Or, what if someone thinks I’m weird because I’m sitting on these steps and wearing a huge coat.
Or, what if I text this person and they read the text and think to themselves,
Why do I do this? Why do I care if people think I’m normal or not?
People call me crazy, weird, abnormal, annoying, etc. all the time. So why try to hide it? Wouldn’t it be better if I assumed people will think I’m a freak and operate accordingly?
Isn’t it more fun to be a freak anyways?
I think this is something that everyone fears. It’s not the being a freak part (no one wants to be normal), it’s the fear of being pointed at and then cast out from society.
Better to assume that people will think I’m a freak and do what I want. Better to assume that everyone else is a freak too and we’re in this together.
We’re not fooling anyone.