Laughing At Your Own Stupidity
Hey lovely people! Before I go any further, I’d like to let people that I intend on doing a post every Tuesday from here on in. If I don’t have a post up by late Tuesday, please call me out on it! Anyway, with that out of the way, back to our regular programming….
I don’t hide the fact that I’m not as socailly clued into things as some other people. In fact, I was the kid who preferred to play SNES more than anything else back in the day ( ha! I feel old for saying that! ) As a result, when I did try and get myself out there, I had a lot to learn about the socail dyanmics of the world. Simply put, I had to learn things the hard way.
As a result, I found myself doing an awful lot of stupid things to get there. Maybe it was for the attention, maybe because I wanted to feel a part of something. I was never one for fitting into one paradigm. I wasn’t scummy enough to be a scumbag, wasn’t scholarly adept enough to be a swot and wasn’t nerdy enough to be a nerd. That is what me unique and stand out the among the crowd but at the same time, it also led to me doing some rather embarrassing things.
The embarrassing things include breaking into a dance to trance music in the school assembly area in front of everyone during lunch break, getting so drunk I end up crying and having to be brought by to the hostel by someone I know and more recklessly, jumping into the deep end of swimming pool and not knowing how to swim!
That all said, one thing I DO have in droves is a sense of humor, a really silly one at that. So looking back at these cringe worthy times, I can find a way to turn it into a funny story and as such, laugh at my own stupdity.
I think this an almost essential skill to have. I’m not saying you need to be at Billy Connoly levels to be able to laugh at your stupidity but if your able to laugh at your own stupidity, then you have an excellent tool in your toolbox for coping with things.
Don’t get me wrong, there is an extent to where this can be used ( I don’t recommend funny stories being told too much at funerals ) but in most situations, its possible to brush off the suck and find a way to laugh at it.
It helps you smile which in turn will brighten your day and who knows, maybe other people will be entertained by the stories you will have from your misadventures as you journey through life.