Rejection Therapy Day 1 – 5

Day 1: Ask someone to borrow $20

I asked with my friend, Jessica Cox. She clearly picked the right person, because I knew this woman was going to hold on to her money like a snapping turtle  (which ironically is what her face reminded me of). I don’t dislike her, I lash out when I’m rejected. I’m going to iron this fear and insecurity out as I go.

She rejected me.

SUCCESS!

Day 2: Birthday Freebies

I went to Baskin Robbins and asked the old Asian man there if I could have a free icecream cone because it was my birthday. He asked me if I had a certificate and I said no. He rejected me. Read More

Learning Log #1 — Week of 1/1

1. The Key to Being Good at a lot of Things is to be Humble

I realized this on New Years. I was reading Robert Greene’s book called “Mastery” and one of the kinds of people he cautions against are envious people. Then I thought about that thought for a bit. Then I realized I was an envious person. I tend to see my world in the form of have-not and tend to look upon higher beings with envy. I don’t think it’s healthy.

Every time someone is better than me at something, say math (from when I was back in 8th grade), I would actual make mental calculations of self-worth, and in order to protect my ego, I was weigh his have-nots as personal advantages. I would tell myself “even though he is better at math, I’m better at soccer or socializing.” Then I would look down at him while being envious of his seemly innate ability to do computations. Read More