In life, you have two choices

I’ve been criticised all my life. Mostly, these centre around being ‘too quiet,’ ‘boring,’ ‘serious,’ ‘morose,’’ ‘sleepy,’ ‘like I’ve just woken up,’ and ‘angry.’

I’m pretty introverted, have slitty eyes, and it can look like I’m sleepy and grumpy a lot of the time.

Of course, being criticised doesn’t make me unique or a special case. Nor does it mean that this reflects who I really am…



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Alex Mathers

I write about psychology, writing and creativity. Free book: '12 habits of mentally strong people' ⮕