My whole life I have suffered from something I like to call Shrinking Self Syndrome. The basic mechanics of Shrinking Self Syndrome are to build somebody up in your mind as if they were something flawless and intimidating of which you are totally unworthy...almost demigod like. When you do this, you suppress your own self to afford full reverence to the greatness before you. This prevents the “great” person from getting to meet YOU!
Example - The Job Interview
(This is a piece I wrote when I was in high school and am presenting unedited. I think it’s interesting to look back on, even if my thoughts are a little different today. My main observation is the undeniable sense of certainty that is often found in teenagers. I was on to the secret of life and approaching full enlightenment I’m sure I thought!!! Life is not so simple young padawan…
Even with that said, there’s definitely some meat to chew on with this idea. Understanding you control your reaction to and perception of any situation is one of the most powerful tools of enlightenment I have found still to this day.)
Some quick thoughts on Life Lessons:
Andy is a curious soul with INFJ-T personality who likes to examine life closely and lives for those moments of deep revelation and spiritual connection.