30 Days of Truth…or Self Indulgence???

At some point or other every week I like to have a mooch around on WordPress to see what other people are blogging about or have blogged about. Sometimes the posts I read lead to others which also lead to others and I end up in a tangled web of blogging fantasy. This week, I somehow stumbled upon this concept of the 30 days of truth, which essentially is an opportunity to write for 30 days on the following topics:

  1. Something you hate about yourself
  2. Something you love about yourself
  3. Something you have to forgive yourself for
  4. Something you have to forgive someone else for
  5. Something you hope to do in life
  6. Something you hope you never have to do
  7. Someone who has made your life worth living
  8. Someone who has made your life hell or treated you badly
  9. Someone you didn’t let go but just drifted away
  10. Someone you need to let go or wish you didn’t know
  11. Something people compliment you most on
  12. Something you never get compliments for
  13. A band or artist that got you through tough days
  14. A hero that has let you down
  15. Something or someone you could not live without because you tried it
  16. Something or someone you definitely could live without
  17. A book you’ve read that changed your views on something
  18. Your views on gay marriage
  19. Your views on religion and / or politics
  20. Your views on drugs and alcohol
  21. (Scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you fought with them an hour before. What do you do?
  22. Something you wish you hadn’t done
  23. Something you wish you had done
  24. Make a playlist for someone and explain why you chose those songs
  25. The reason you believe you are alive today
  26. Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
  27. What’s the best thing going for you right now?
  28. If you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
  29. Something you hope to change about yourself and why
  30. A letter to yourself, telling yourself everything you love about yourself
At first I thought, great idea! Some of the topics are better than others but what the heck, at the very least it could be some kind of therapy. However, I then started reading some of the posts on the first topic, hating yourself. Now the blog where I found this idea actually had a pretty good post, some of it I can sort of relate to, you can read it here. However, when I started looking at what some other people had written, it was just the biggest bunch of drivel ever!
People were writing things about hating how everyone can see their potential but them, etc. and to me that is just asking for an ego massage. It’s like when people put really emo statuses on FB and you want to punch them in the face and tell them to man up. This all got me to wondering when we decided that sharing and caring means attention seeking in a negative way rather than doing something to actually make others want to lavish their attention on you. If you lack in confidence so much, why are you so aware of it and choosing to do nothing about it? Most likely because you are a pampered, over indulged little brat surrounded by others in the same boat who feed the negative beast within you and actively encourage this ridiculous behaviour.
So, to get to the crux of my rant, I’d like to send a message to the world to remind everyone that the universe is bigger than you are so essentially nobody cares about you until you do something to make their existence a little bit easier or happier. Therefore, my advice to all these emo bloggers is: get off your fat asses and actually live your life. Then, and only then, other people might start to find some value in your existence and give you the attention you crave! Point made.
Hopefully this week I will find something a little more exciting on my travels through WordPress 🙂