Zack's Anger Diary: The Lies We Tell



Dear Diary …


They always say “you gotta take care of yourself” and to “treat yourself” and “put yourself first” … so basically … do things to be good to yourself and set yourself up for success. That makes sense. So why is it then, that we all lie to ourselves all the time?


We’re supposed to be our biggest fan … I mean if there’s ONE person on Earth you should be able to rely on to tell you the truth, it should be … well … you. But really, you might be the last person to ask because the lies we tell ourselves are ridiculous.


I will admit right now that NEVER … in my entire life … have I actually “just rested my eyes for a minute.” Every single time I’m laying there watching TV and I start to get a little sleepy, that same lie creeps into my head … “Oh well I’m not ready to go to sleep yet. Let me just rest my eyes for minuZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ….”


Oh look … it’s morning!


Of course it’s morning! Because I fell asleep. I always fall asleep. Nad it’s not even a big deal that I fall asleep … so why am I lying to myself that I’m going to successfully “rest my eyes?” Either get up and do something else, or just go to bed!


Here’s another lie I tell myself … that I need to bother storing anything in my freezer. Diary … I have this gigantic freezer in my basement. And you know what it’s full of? Nothing!


And I’m not saying it’s empty … it’s totally full right up to the top. And yet somehow every time I think about what to make for dinner, it’s nothing I actually want to use. So what in the heck is actually in this thing? And why am I lying to myself that I even need to bother saving anything for later, since all I ever end up doing is going to the store day of to buy stuff?


And I don’t even wanna THINK about how money I spent filling this giant box chock full o’ nothing. All of which was almost certainly done in the name of “saving money” in the first place.


So I blame you … you. Or is it … me? Us?


Oh whatever. Till next time Diary … I say … Goodbye.