So now what to do with all the people that have walked all over you? Now that you’ve let it pass as some quirk? How do you pick up the pieces of a lost dignity? Well I think that if I can forgive myself for those polished foibles that brought about criticism — and surely, like crusting polups in my anus, they came from within me — then I can begin to celebrate humanity’s nervous, stuttering slip-ups. But the subversion of our good character is one that we bring upon ourselves. We attract it when we speak with uncertainty — when we twitch and writhe inside at the thought of the superiority of our peers. Here’s a good lesson in life: know your uncertainty as well as you know your certainty. If you can’t expect your reasoning to encircle and ensnare the attention of your peers then get to thinking. Find out how to draw circles with your words. Better yet, draw spirals — let the lines of your words touch and then drift apart. Touch and drift. Draw spirals with your thoughts.