Perfectionism. I have felt it, and feel it, do you feel it? For me, it comes from various places. My Mormon upbringing and experience as an immigrant in the United States. Trying to get everything right, as the eldest of seven children and a first generation immigrant, and that sometimes overbearing optimism of American culture that can mask pain rather than dealing with it. The endless climbing of ladders. But to where?
We are all broken.
It is maybe helpful to admit our vulnerabilities.
Here is a short reading from my book The Spirit of the Bathtub. It is called "Leaky Lifeboat."
The Spirit of the Bathtub is available now from Apocalypse Party:
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