RE: [PANK] A Story About Natasha - Rejection
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BUT MOSTLY IT’S THAT HAVING VALUES AT ALL IS OUTMODED.
You know why therapy works?
Because all anyone needs is someone to listen to them and tell them it’s okay that they’re feeling that way and there’s nothing wrong with them and that it’s going to be alright and that they’ve already done so much to get here.
The difference is that therapists actually fucking believe that
and most of the people you know just say that shit to be ‘nice.’
VULNERABILITY, APATHY, WEAKNESS, SHAME, FEAR ALL YOUR BEST FRIENDS. IF YOU WOULD ACTUALLY LET THEM FILL YOU YOUR LIFE WOULD NO LONGER BE RUN BY THEM.
WHAT YOU DON’T SEE YOU CAN’T ACCEPT
WHAT YOU DON’T ACCEPT OWNS YOU.
As long as why you’re angry doesn’t have to do with you and instead has to do with other vague, overarching obstacles, or elaborate existential questions, then you don’t ever have to actually just BE miserable.
My brand of Christianity: