I’m just an average person

Being okay with that is so freeing

NASA photo of Earth from space, the nigh time side of the planet in view, with cities creating a web of lights
Just a speck of dust amongst billions. — Photo by NASA on Unsplash
Astronaut floating in space, a minuscule white figure in the vastness of the cosmos
Astronaut floating in space, a minuscule white figure in the vastness of the cosmos
In the grand scheme of things, even the most remarkable of us are insignificant. — Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Quitting as a dysfunctional coping mechanism: the making of a cripplingly-idealistic average person

I was born and raised in the second world of Bucharest, Romania. The decades-long reign of communist tyranny officially ended just a couple of months after I was born.

Satellite view of Earth’s surface; grids of interconnected lights on the black backdrop of night time.
Satellite view of Earth’s surface; grids of interconnected lights on the black backdrop of night time.
A world of possibility. — Photo by NASA on Unsplash
Aerial view of a coastline
Aerial view of a coastline
The vastness of things is oddly calming, if you stop making it about your ego. — Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Quitting as a way forward: The dreams we’re better off leaving behind

Even if I were to have been ‘destined for greatness’, I’d have lacked the ambition for it. I’m a hopeless hedonist: if it’s too complicated, I can’t be bothered; if it takes too long to master, I’m bored before we’ve even started; if it requires insane levels of CEO-morning-routine discipline, I’m too depressed to care; if it’s not imperatively essential in order to survive and stay sane, just fuck it. If you need lessons on how to quit or downright give up altogether before you’ve even started, DM me. Case in point being, if I can’t find the joy in things and just put all the pressure in the galaxy on myself instead, I won’t do them. That’s why I’m good at my job: it doesn’t take being Yuval Noah Harari to write decent copy; I can therefore just relax a tiny little bit and actually derive some pleasure from the process of writing it.

Secular thinker with an empathy compulsion. Anxiety-nerd. Certified Crazy Cat Lady.