An Image Crisis is Not a Life Crisis by Leslie A. Fischman
There’s a huge difference in how you see yourself and how others see you based upon how you present yourself to others online and in real life. When you do not represent yourself well, then you will be treated as such, not taken seriously. –An image crisis is not therefore a life crisis. Your image is how you see yourself and how others see you, that can be changed at the push of a button, that is not a permanent concern, and should never be a permanent concern. What should always be of concern is your health and your well-being. That always comes first, not your image. When you are well, and when you think positively, then all things fall into place. When you are concerned with what other people are saying and thinking, then that is cause for concern, and cause for mental illness, the mental illness that arrive in your mind about self and others. They may be true thoughts, they may not necessarily be true. They may be proven, they may be disproved. That is up to you moving forward, how others see you. Today I was [ruminating] over an ex, who walked out on me, profusely, irritated and dismantled –why? It is of no consequence what this person thinks of me now, and it is of no consequence what this person has ever thought of me. If they did not want to be with me then, then why would they be listening to me now, or reading my blogs now? For what good purpose would it be to include them. We are never to make amends with exes in AA, that is what I have been told, and that rule is the rule I am following. That is why this person is not mentioned in any of my blogs. Because this person hurt me. –To bring me up in conversation does this person a disservice, and only provokes an ability to cause negative consequences to my general health and well being. I wish this person well. I am under tremendous strain and pressures in life right now, he should be a little more understanding, that half of California is under fire right now, not take things personally, and be understanding of general commentary of the traumatized. –Why he is not mentioned, why he has never been mentioned, why he will never be mentioned, in any book or writings of mine for the future now and forever.