Saturday went pretty well. Things were accomplished. You’ve heard me talk enough about that, so let’s talk about college.
I don’t have any idea what class it was (adolescent psychology?), but I remember that we learned about being self-actualized – knowing yourself. Wait! It was Adolescent Psych! It was Russ Mould’s class! Kris and Lloyd were in that with me, right? Brad, you too? (I should have taken a Retain Your Memeories class. That would have been useful.) Maslow’s heirarchy of needs? Man, I hope that’s right because I haven’t even googled it to see if I’m right and it just flowed from my fingers. Hello, memories! (Google Check: Nailed it!)
Anyway, we would walk around campus joking about how very self-actualized we were, but all joking aside, some of it stuck. In a nutshell, if all your basic needs are met, you can focus on less urgent needs. When those are met, you can get to the True You. Blah blah blah. The thing that I took away from it is trying to be aware of my flaws.
This is so funny, because while trying to be aware of flaws, I am sure that there are some that I’m blind to that are pretty glaring to other people. I’m fine with that. I’m also not trolling for compliments, so let’s not go down that road. It’s just helpful to recognize in myself the things that are trip-ups. (Remember the ‘lowering standards to have more joy’ thing? This is part of that conversation.)
Some personality….. (let’s not call them ‘flaws’ but rather ‘quirks’ so it’s not comparing people to an ideal) quirks I have that I’m comfortable owning:
* controlling/bossy (mostly to Lloyd)
* gutless (I don’t say what I often think)
* easily irritated (but I mask it well)
* bad driver
Ok, that’s enough of a start. There are more but I’m tired. I guess I don’t really know where I’m going with this post. It’s part of the ‘thoughts swirling in my head’ thing, so thank you for bearing with it.
How about you? Any quirks?