TASK #2: FACE THE FACTS
What an ugly beast is the ape, and how like us. Cicero (106–43B.C)
To see yourself as you are, you must see yourself as you really are. This is essential. The antithesis of self-awareness is the phony-baloney ego-driven, self-congratulatory, Hollywood stroke-machine called the Golden Globes, the first event of the so-called “Awards Season“.
I’m sorry. I hate those shows.
But the truth remains. In order to begin freeing ourselves from the barnacles of b.s. that cling to our soul, we have to practice being honest with ourselves.
The task this week is to look at yourself–really look at yourself–and catalogue what’s good, and what’s not so good. Find a mirror. A floor-to-ceiling mirror if possible. Strip off your clothes. Inspect yourself. Carefully. List the good, the bad and the ugly. Spare no criticism.
As an example, I will share a portion of my list:
Tall. Over six feet. Posture of a marine. Chin sticks out in a strong, but not arrogant manner. Decent nose, lips. Solid shoulders.
Paunchy stomach. Hair on shoulders. Smallish dick. Protruding knees.
Pock-marked ass. Love handles.
Make your own list. Laugh or cry accordingly.
Feel free to write me with your stories. JoeDoe
Photos by David, Bergin, Emmit and Joe Doe