You are what you eat, they say, you are what you read, you are what you watch, you are what your physical, chemical, biological, astrological, and psychological structure is, and, importantly you are what you say you are.
It's hard to believe, but if we going around saying I'm a loser on a consistent basis, even jokingly, guess what-we've talked ourselves into Loserville, Pop. (Let's be politically correct and say 0, it's all in our heads. But I do have this one friend from high school who I think would objectively qualify. If he became the mayor of Loserville, for example, the town would generate new, rapid-fire, worldwide epidemic within two weeks. And my friend wouldn't even know about it, he'd be in his boxers in the janitor's closet in City Hall watching the reruns of a tennis game between two Yugoslavians he's never heard of that occurred in 1934, and eating some "chips" or something the rats left for health reasons).
That was a long, pointless aside, but I wanted to bring some humor into this article, and I failed, and anyway I'm going to make it longer so that we can really get into the meat of the issue. Here it goes. Some ideas for stopping negative self talk.
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