So there’s been a phrase that’s become recently popular in my group of friends/classmates: ”I’m trash”. It’s usually used when they made a mistake or didn’t clean up or showed up late or couldn’t make it to a meeting or something like that.
I think that, even if it’s stated jokingly, the concept of calling yourself trash is really self-destructive. I found myself thinking to say that phrase last weekend after having to make people wait for me to finish a cosplay and gather my stuff before leaving for a convention. Then I stopped myself and thought: wow, why am I about to be so harsh towards myself?
It’s not constructive in any way. In fact, it almost feels like an excuse to what you did wrong… like you can call yourself trash and that would make whatever you did wrong okay.
That’s wrong. You’re just gonna feel like shit about yourself, especially if it keeps happening. Please. You’re a human being. We make mistakes. It’s okay to mess up. And if you know you’ve done something wrong, recognize it, but don’t put yourself down. Treat yourself better. Move on and do it better next time.
I’m really starting to notice all this negative energy we feel towards ourselves… It makes me sad.