Incorrect Assumptions
Things I've been told throughout my life that turned out to be bullshit
  • That people cannot and will not change
  • That because I do well on standardised testing I am intelligent
  • That because I approach the world logically that I am cold and unfeeling
  • That because I pay attention to my appearance I am vain (or, that I am queer)
  • That because my skin is a particular colour my brain is good at maths
  • That because I am good at maths I cannot be creative and artistic
  • That there is no point thinking about or trying to make sense of the world
  • That people are irreconcilably different at a fundamental level
  • That men and women cannot just be friends
  • That I am successful because I earn a certain amount of money
  • That I am wasting my life when I choose to attend parties
  • That I am boring when I choose not to attend parties
  • That your relationships will play out exactly like anyone or anything has told you they will
  • That you are hard to love
  • That no one will ever really understand you
  • That because I experience my feelings intensely I am not masculine, attractive or mentally healthy
  • That I only exercise to attract potential partners
  • That drugs can only do me harm
  • That drugs are only for recreation and pleasure
  • That there is ever only one path forward
  • That my aspirations are bizarre and unachievable
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