Thank you to the kid in my 7th grade class that made up a nasty rumor about me and then proceeded to tell all of the popular kids about it. The rumor and commotion around it got so bad I became suicidal and needed to be put into a mental health facility to cope with these thoughts and depression. If it weren’t for you, I would never have known how much emotional turmoil I could endure.
Thank you to the staff of my middle school that tolerated the bullying and peer abuse I was victim of. Thank you for labeling me the problem and thinking it best for me to be sent to an alternative school rather than face the problem in a diplomatic way and teach my abusers how inappropriate their actions were. If it wasn’t for your lack of action – I never would have created my strong desire to stand up for the underdog.
Thank you to the girl who stuffed a note in my locker with a stick figure of me hanging myself with the caption ‘KILL YOURSELF...
As much as I love the Queen B, her hit single “ego” got the concept and definition of ego totally wrong. When we think ego, we think arrogance conceit. This is just an incredibly small portion of what the ego is.
The ego is a collection of ideas we carry around.
I am what I have
I am what I do
I am my reputation
I am separate from everybody else
I am separate from god
“Ego” is the aspects of yourself that you consider to be “you.” A perfect example of this is a brief self-inquiry assessment.
Who are you? I’m Erica.
Who is Erica? Erica is a female, she is a wife, and she is a mother.
Did Erica exist before she become a wife and mother? Well.. Yes.
So then who were you before you were a wife and mother? I was Erica.
Who is Erica? She is me.
Who is me? I’m Erica. I am me.
Well, that cannot be, because I am ME too.
Are we both ME? Well you are me for you and I am me for me.
Who is me? I...