211. Projectionist

Psychological projection, in its most basic sense is putting out in others what is deep inside you. So in a way, it's like flinging poop. You are flinging poop on other people all the time.  They don't want you to fling poop on them. You may not know you're flinging poop on them, but you sure are. We all are.

We all do it, but it's not all bad. Projecting can be seen as being in the same spectrum as commiserating or empathizing. But then, you meet conservatives. The people being the most adamant against homosexuality, nudity and non-missionary sex have shown very often to be closeted themselves. They rage against their own machine. 

All these super religious people who don't believe people can be good without religion? They're saying a whole lot more about themselves than about people in general. 

What about abortion, why are so many white old men so verbally against terminating pregnancies? What are they hiding with this ridiculous resolve? Do they have an innate desire to terminate unwanted children themselves? Honestly, this theory is as good as any about this absolutely bananas fixation on what woman can and can't do with their bodies. 

I wish I had the part of my DNA that would like to be a therapist. It seems like a fun job. I just never really felt the urge, specially when I was just graduating... how could a guy with no experiences help people with their experiences? That probably speaks volumes about me and my constant and consistent impostor syndrome. I've always failed to think of myself as competent in absolutely anything and, furthermore, I've always projected that those people who act successful must be lying to themselves and others all day. How about that psychic poop being flinged by my brain?

Don't worry, I'm seeing a therapist about this. I just hope he's not full of crap.


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