At least we noticed, right?
So I quit calling myself stupid a few years ago and that was progress. I am not advocating a negative opinion of ourselves: just a realistic one. Even the smartest among us has heaps to learn, right? Real trouble frequently begins for me when I think I’ve got it all figured out, that I have arrived, or that I am smarter than someone else.
My nephew who struggles with an intellectual disability told me yesterday that he gets so tired of feeling stupid. It made me sad, yet, I also appreciate how his (painful) awareness vs. his former denial has improved his responses to things he can control.
Noticing is always the first step to improvement.