Have a Little Faith in You

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Most normal human beings have inner critics. I think that writers and creative types get to hear them more clearly because we spend so much time inside our heads, which is bad enough, but I’ve heard that we have more to contend with than that rotten little guy who whispers in our ears that our words are rubbish and the world will die laughing if we ever publish them. Apparently it’s normal human behaviour to sabotage ourselves. That’s according to Freud by the way – he called it the death wish, and although I have absolutely no clue what the theory behind it is, I can’t deny that he’s right. This is more insidious than actually thinking that you’ll never succeed. It’s an unconscious attempt to stop you from succeeding by distracting you apparently. Could be we’re born that way, or maybe the ways that we are raised can also…

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One thought on “Have a Little Faith in You

    teagan geneviene said:
    April 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    One of your best posts, Jo. Huge hugs.

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