Overly Conscientious

Some of us worry about things.

We worry about saying the right things, doing the right things, wearing the right clothes, being funny, being cool, having friends, not being left out, not hurting people’s feelings, being on time, not inconveniencing anyone, not looking stupid, not being too negative or too casual or too serious or too boring , being strong enough, fast enough, smart enough, eating the right food, having the right beliefs, being ‘good’ , but not self-righteous, being nice, but not getting taken advantage of, being helpful but not an enabler. The past, the present, the future. You get the picture.

It’s exhausting.

And we appreciate those of you who accept us and like us and make us laugh and think we’re cool enough to be friends with. Thanks.

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