I have lived in fear that I would commit a terrible sin…..
You’ll never believe it…
It’s made me doubt my self-worth….
What could possibly be so bad you ask?
Of hearing these five little words…
“You already told me that.”
That was something I had to avoid at all costs. I don’t know why, but I had all sorts of strategies for making sure it didn’t happen such as saying:
- If I’ve already told you this please let me know
- Did I already tell you about………….?
- I might have told you this already.”
All in the fear of REPEATING MYSELF! Like it was the worst thing in the world.
Tonight I was on an inquiry session where someone was talking about writing. She said that most people never get started which is a shame, because everyone really does have something to say.
“Really?” I asked. “I thought that with the libraries and bookstores so full, that everything has already been said. When I write, I wonder why I am bothering? People already know this.”
“Well,” someone answered, “Even it is has been said, it hasn’t been said NOW in this context at this TIME.”
“Wow,” I said. “I never thought about it before.”
We really had a good laugh at how mean people are when someone is repeating themself.
Why? I am wondering. Who decided that repeating something was a sin deserving abuse, humiliation, and shaming?
I am fascinated by this and added two more words to my ABC’s of Badness after this discussion:
I love making this list. Today I added some more words as well:
It is really fun. I never really got to enjoy how BAD I really am. Especially when I REPEAT something!!!!
Have a great night!!!!