Insecurities Fade Through Self-Mockery

Everyone wants to feel happy and comfortable about themselves. With compliments, we can bring to someone’s attention just how amazing they may be. However, compliments become a problem when they are “empty”. When one spews kind words left and right every single day, regardless of how fair your intentions may be, the words lose their meaning. The phrase, “they are beautiful just the way they are”, is so annoyingly overused that it holds little to no meaning anymore. Why do you think people respond to the saying with: “oh, you’re just saying that”, or “you don’t really mean it”? The answer is clear, you don’t really mean it. Be honest with yourself. When you make one of these cookie-cutter compliments to someone, do you really mean it, or are you simply attempting to appease their insecurity? Empty compliments get people nowhere. The best way to uplift people is by getting them to laugh at themselves. When people are able to laugh at their flaws, their insecurities disappear.

I enjoy making people laugh. Often times you will find me going on a tangent about the stupid things that people do and say. It makes people laugh. Granted, some do end up getting offended, but the best people are the ones who commit the stupid things but can still laugh at themselves and what I say about them. My goal is, to make people happy through the power of laughter. If you’re doing something stupid, then I use satire and sarcasm to make fun of it. No need to take things personally, I make fun of everybody.

There are people who mock and make fun of me. I’ve been called an arrogant, provocative, and self-righteous faggot. How do I cope with these insults? I simply joke and play along. If you want see arrogance, I’ll say only the best things about myself in an ironic and sarcastic way. If you want to see provocative, then I’ll simply continue stating my opinions more and more. If you want to see a faggot, then darling, you can call me what you like. I never let such things bother me because I’ve learned to laugh at the mockery.

I always encourage people to take the negative things that people say and make jokes about it. If someone tells you that you look like a chimp with your big head and ears that stick out, then go with it. The people who are attempting to attack you absolutely hate it when they cannot break you. The worst thing that you can do is attack back. This shows the attacker that you are being negatively affected by what they say. Simply ignoring the insults is also a poor way of taking the insults. It makes you appear weak. Not to mention that ignoring the insults is no fun, you should have fun with it. Grow to laugh at your flaws, the insecurities will begin to fade.

When everyone is able to laugh at themselves and not grow offended by what people may say or think, society will become a much happier place. When people laugh at themselves, when people see themselves and understand that everyone does have flaws, no insult can break them.

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Author: Evan DeHaven

My name is Evan G. DeHaven. I make posts, essays, rants, you name it, about my strong opinions and beliefs. I'm never afraid to speak my mind and I hope to inspire others to do the same. I do hope you enjoy my content.

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