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  • Writer's pictureEdie Montreux

Ego Traps and Human Avoidance

A friend posted this on social media a few days ago, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it:

I've been judged by superior people my entire life. It doesn't feel good to be looked down upon and condemned for being less. It's especially rough when it's your extended family, your peers, and everyone around you. As someone who is "different," I've learned to ignore and avoid the judgmental assholes in my life. It's nice to see a meme with the opinion there's something wrong with the judgemental assholes, not with me.

The only problem: I'm sure the people who judge me still feel they're right, no matter how many times someone puts their ego back in its place. I've been told I'm inferior my whole life. I'm a woman. I'm unattractive. I'm short. I'm weak. I have horrible eyesight and bad hair, skin, and teeth. I have nothing more superior than anyone else.

If someone expresses interest in something I do and they do not, like work out on a daily basis, focus on a project from beginning to end, or pet dogs (I'm really good at petting dogs!), I will help them out. Most of the time, I don't offer because I expect rejection and, of course, superiority. "I already know how to pet dogs, you dumb bitch. Leave me alone."

Now you know why I avoid people.

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