I think people within the religion…are probably happier, on the whole, than people outside. But some things in life are more important than being happy. Like being free to think for yourself.
- DeLoy Bateman, Former Mormon Fundamentalist
The process of ruminating on what one should have done or said in an interaction that just transpired or transpired earlier. During PIIR the individual typically undergoes feelings of self-abuse, anger, and/or embarrassment.
When I was talking with Jake I should have asked him about his father’s condition. What a fool I was; now I probably look like an insensitive tool.
I could have earned way more brownie points with Paige had I just tried to be more flirty. Now she’s probably not interested in me or thinks I’m not interested in her.
Sometimes I feel like all of life’s blunders are leveled our way to test our resolve, challenge our spirit, and to fortify our armor.
Conscious competence - unconscious competence - conscious incompetence - unconscious incompetence
You are considered a guitar master. Do you consider yourself a guitar master?
No, absolutely not. My secret is that I’m really not that great at the guitar.
I mean, I can write some interesting music and play it for people but I really, really don’t feel like a guitar master. It becomes obvious when I’m asked to “jam” or improvise with other players.
I’m OK at it, but it’s just not my strong suit. For me, the guitar is more of an outlet for the music I hear in my head.
I don’t look at it as something to be mastered. It’s just a tool to say the things I don’t have words for.
I can’t (me, not Andy McKee) can’t stress enough how much I can relate to this sentiment.