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A Man’s Diary, Entry #1: On self-acceptance and self-respect

What a journey it has been and continues to be. My first poems posted here shine a little light on some of my own transformations over the years, themes such as burn-out, losing faith in myself, and giving up, and trying to understand who I was at the time.

Then came along a beautiful soul who has an ability to untangle my giant knots of thoughts and provide me with a different yet accessible perspective. To grow, I learned, I really needed to address, with myself, my tendency for self-resentment, self-punishment, not accepting myself for who I am, not giving myself the respect and love I deserved. I’ve reached only the first step (i.e. the realization) and only after a lifetime.

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#restingboomerface

Ahem, how should I say this without being self-deprecating? I’m waiting for my next bit of poem-writing creativity to strike, so in the meantime, here’s a little bit of nonsense…

I’ve been thinking about the generic resting faces of the generations as seen by me, a millennial, and being in a silly mood, I decided to put together what I believe to be the message that they give off.

Resting Boomer Face: Why aren’t you ruining your life exactly the same way I did to mine?

Resting Gen X face: Is my all-knowing face on? It better be on because I know things, in fact I know all the things, and everyone needs to understand this! I’m the new boss in town!

Resting Millenial Face: Is my poker face on? I hope it’s on because I don’t want anyone to catch on to how little I know and how generally confused I am.

Resting Gen Z Face: Y’all full of shit aren’t you? I’m going to understand the nuance of your bullshit in a bunch of years, won’t I? That’s aight, watch me do this dance tho

And there you have it, folks, much of humanity explained in a few mere sentences.