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Are All mirrors broken? Not as bad (or as good) as you think you are?

Posted on: August 26, 2016

You’re not as bad (or as good) as you think you are

All mirrors are broken

It’s impossible to see yourself as others do.

Not merely because the medium is imperfect, but, when it comes to ourselves, we process what we see differently than everyone else in the world does.

We make this mistake with physical mirrors as well as the now ubiquitous mirror of what people are saying about us behind our back on social media. (The other observers hold a great deal of the picture)

We misunderstand how we look on that video or how we come across in that note.

When we see a group photo, we instantly look at ourselves first.

When we pass a mirror on the wall, we check to see if there’s parsley stuck on our teeth, yet fail to notice how horrible that camel’s hair jacket we love actually looks on us.

When someone posts a review of something we’ve built, or responds/reacts to something we’ve written online, we dissect it, looking for the germ of truth that will finally help us see ourselves as others do.

No one understands your self-narrative, no one cares that much about you, no one truly gets what it’s like to be you. That germ of truth you’re seeking isn’t there, no matter how hard you look in the mirror.

You’re not as bad (or as good) as you think you are

Posted by Seth Godin on June 02, 2016

Read more blogs:

RSS still works. It’s still free. It’s still unfiltered, uncensored and spam-free.

Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that’s free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. (The hardest part in communicating online is reading lengthy articles?)

The last great online bargain. (I edit links that I receive: A great way to read and practice my style of writing and inserting my comments)

Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage.

Instead, they patiently inform and challenge, using your time with respect.

Here’s the thing:

Google doesn’t want you to read blogs. They shut down their RSS reader and they’re dumping many blog subscriptions into the gmail promo folder, where they languish unread.

And Facebook doesn’t want you to read blogs either. They have cut back the organic sharing some blogs benefitted from so that those bloggers will pay to ‘boost’ their traffic to what it used to be.

BUT!

RSS still works. It’s still free. It’s still unfiltered, uncensored and spam-free.

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