It is not every day that I muster up the guts to write about my negative traits. I guess the pretense of perfection that I wanted to put up is gone, all due to this writing prompt. Sob(banging head on table, albeit softly). It has to be done, so lets get to it. This is not the first time I got a sneaky sign from the big guy to be open about my flaws. It all started when I watched a Ted Talk – The Power of Vulnerability, wherein the vulnerable lady, Brene Brown talks about the power of being open about your flaws. So here goes.
If there was an award ceremony with my top 3 flaws nominated, the nominations would go like this.
1- Complete inability to stay in the present moment- I have tried and failed. And tried and failed. Thoughts in my head seem so much more interesting than being present. I know there is something obvious here that I miss, which leads me to entertain the crazies in my head, but as of now I have made peace with them.
2- Don’t tell me what to do – This is a big one. A part of me doesn’t like anybody on the planet telling me what to do, if they do so in a bossy tone. I am aware of this. I will do something about this, apart from enrolling in kickboxing classes.
3- Delusion, perhaps- This one is solely because at this moment I can’t think of any other negative trait in me apart from being obsessed with caffeine, haphazard with household work, emotional, moody and a little crazy. Phew. I guess I have only two negative traits then.
I am consoling myself by watching this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FufVhpPVqro
I am trying to get myself to sing a song just to show you my strength. ;). I guess you will realise that point number 3 was indeed right, about me being delusional about my weaknesses.
And the winner from the nominations is …..1 – ‘Inability to stay in the present moment’ host at the award function says.
‘1 is not getting up from her seat. She seems to be thinking.’ host says.
‘She seems to be mentally engrossed,’second host says.
‘2….Can you tap on 1’s shoulder?’ host says.
‘Don’t tell me what to do!’ 2(the rebel)says.
‘Alright. Please do it. We would value your contribution,’ second host says.
‘Ok. I will do it,’2 says. 2 then taps on 1’s shoulder.
‘Huh!’ 1 says, her eyes glassy.
‘Go take the award,’ 2 says.
‘Can you tell me what this is about?’ 1 says.
‘Don’t tell me what to do!’ 2 says.
‘Please…’ 1 says.
And this goes on for a long…long time. Hmm, perhaps time management and the need to be right should also feature in the nominations above. Too late.
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