"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Admitting You Have a Problem...

"Admitting you have a problem is half the solution." No it isn’t! What does that even mean? In the first place, admitting to whom? A friend? A loved one? God? Actually, admitting something to God would be classified more as a confession. And I suppose, yes, that confession is good for the soul.

When somebody says "Admitting you have a problem is half the solution" they’re talking about admitting something to yourself, right? But is that even possible? I mean, in order to "admit" something to someone else don’t you have to have some knowledge of whatever it is you are about to admit? You can’t walk up to someone and tell them something you don’t know. So how could you tell yourself this thing you don’t know?

The whole notion of admitting something to yourself is oxymoronic. Let’s take an example of something I might admit to: I masturbate. A little embarrassing, but true. Now, do I need to admit to myself that I masturbate? No. I think I make it abundantly clear several times a week.