Thought Catalog

Worst Case Scenario

I Am a Person, Remade Every Moment. I Am Not a Worst Case Scenario.

There are certain truths we cannot see because we have internalized clichés that mask them with a superficial similarity. I had always shied away from “positive affirmations” – italics here are representative of a knowing cynicism – because I imagined that they were intended to make me “like” myself, and that once I “liked” myself all of my problems would evaporate.