Verbose: “The Rules of Life”

(Verbose is a series that aims helping me understand the way other people write, so that I can be a better writer myself. Feel free to skip if you are not too interested in what I am reading.)

Perhaps it is time to admit it; I am currently obsessed with self-motivation books and posts. Any piece of literature than help me improve myself, really. Maybe I should stop – or maybe I am onto something.

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Our secret weapon is laughing

I grew up with dad jokes, I grew up watching Friends, I grew up watching stand-up comedy shows. I grew up laughing. I had a happy childhood. I cannot believe that it is just a coincidence that I grew up to be an optimistic, adaptable person.

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It’s not about being politically correct, it’s about being empathetic

Listen up, people who have shared this ridiculous meme. You have a lot to learn about compassionate discourse.

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Everyone that I have seen who has repost this has – at least once – complained about how everyone is trying to be so politically correct these days. This complaints have gone hand-in-hand with complaining about the guilt trip that they are put on when they make certain jokes or comments.

I can not comprehend how somebody who struggles to make jokes in a “politically correct” environment cannot understand the fundamental problem with society. Being politically correct should not be a suffocating state.. If you are struggling to not offend anyone with your jokes, you ought to have begun a journey of a thousand miles that begins with realising how offensive society is.

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Verbose: “12 Ways to Fake Confidence, As Told By Someone Who Fakes It All the Time”

 

(Verbose is a series that aims helping me understand the way other people write, so that I can be a better writer myself. Feel free to skip if you are not too interested in what I am reading.)

Perhaps I have acquired an obsessions for readings will help me achieve #GirlBoss level. Today, I found myself reading “12 Ways to Fake Confidence, As Told By Someone Who Fakes It All the Time” by Jordan Cross.

Usually, self-motivation articles tell you how to obtain genuine confidence. From the beginning, Cross let me know that that was not the case. That is what enticed me into reading more – it seemed like something I can take more from.

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