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Day 240: For a change - Tooting one's own horn!

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Image Courtesy: Google Images
Usually, I don't see anything good in me. Just like most other people, I always have this feeling of being not so good at anything at all (Jack ass of all trades !). For a change, I am thinking of doing the opposite here in this post. Yes, I plan to write something that I think is my favorite thing about myself.

Let me see....

What I love about myself is that I love to help others. Yes, I know most of us love to do that but this surely is my strength. After a long introspection of myself, I think I love to help so much so, I am sure I would have been a good doctor had I pursued that route. Yeah, it might sound like blowing my own trumpet (but that is what this post is all about )but honestly, there is some truth to it. I observe this as I teach my students, or help someone else with their research ideas and so on. I have found that it is easier for me to work and offer better ideas for others even when I struggle with mine. It is as though a second nature. Mind you,  I am not doing it to get any special 'name' or 'fame' or to be cast as good and great. In fact this is the same even as I have offered help anonymously.

Well, well, I know this tooting my own horn doesn't last long. I need to bring in that cynical side and criticize this very 'favorite nature'. I suspect that this also acts as a failing when it becomes too much. A lot of times I have been taught time and again that I need to maintain that distance from 'people' and probably not bother much, but I forget. It is like the curled up dog's tail.  Nevertheless, as the topic is on blowing my own horn (just this once), I think, this surely is one of my favorite nature/character. Again, this is not 'me'. It is what my parents instilled in me as a child and the books and lovely stories I have grown up with nurtured in me.

Okay. Okay. I end with that note and phew! it is hard to 'love' oneself. We are all super critics of ourselves. So, here is a chance to change that. Share with me your favorite nature or character. Don't think of it as blowing your trumpet as long as you are overdoing it and being loud.

Do share it here ! Would love to know from you ! 


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