Hello, my name is Brandon and I am a people-pleaser. To some this may be a surprise, but to my wife, who knows me better than anyone else, itâs as obvious as the sky is blue. I try and hide it, but I am not very good at deception.
You see, there is something seductive and even a little addictive about the warm smile of a person who likes you. You feel all warm down inside at that moment you win them over, and you might even give yourself a mental high-five for awesomeness (okay, I'm probably the only one who does this!). It feels good to be liked.....doesn't it?
But as Dani Shapiro notes in her essay "What Do You Do When the Internet Hates You" it isn't fun and it doesn't work. With the help of a supportive, but honest group of loved ones I am breaking my addiction. Proof.........this video
I made it this past week. It's refreshing to just be me, even if everyone doesn't like it. So, I thought the quote for today was great, even though I am definitely more than just a shot of whiskey, I am two fingers of Bourbon.