The title could certainly be construed as advice. But it’s also a Note To Self. And it’s one that’s easier recited than actually adhered to.
There’s this Eternal Inner Duel going on within my core. One side wants to say “screw ’em; who cares what other people think?” and the other says, “but Because The World. And you have to survive in it.”
Frustratingly, they’re both right, which is likely why neither side has “won”.
The “screw ’em” camp within me has a valid point. After all, most of my actions don’t affect anyone else, and who cares if I stay in my apartment most days? Who cares if I wear loose-fitting, casual clothing? Who cares if I didn’t wash my hair last night? And a handshake upon meeting someone is simply a momentary gesture, here and gone before you know it.
I’ve done a splendid job of refusing to…
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