Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a victim of your own propaganda? There better be a lot of hands raised out there, because I know it happens. A lot. Here’s an example, you are having a hard time but when people ask you how you are…you happily say “fine” but you’re not, however; you’ve said fine so you decide to stick by that. I could give you a thousand examples because I suspect it’s something we all do…particularly women. “I’m fine”, “Nope don’t need anything”, “Sure I can do it”, “No problem”, “No, I’m not too busy”, “Of course you’re not a bother” etc, etc, blah de blah.
What’s the underlying issue here? We don’t value our own time? We’ve been taught not to complain? Cause a fuss? It’s easier to stay on the surface? What is it? I think it’s all of the above, and I think it’s an easy way to stay unconnected with ourselves. Not only is the propaganda for others but it serves to keep us from thinking about our own feelings too much. I tell you what…there’s nothing like victimizing yourself. That’s a crappy feeling. So whats the answer? I think it’s just being aware and honest, at least with yourself. Drop all the propaganda and just go with your feelings. Would that be such a bad thing?