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I walk around the park on a sunny day. It's beautiful outside. I see flowers blossoming. I want to reach out to smell one.

STOP! Says the brain. Can't you see you are a man? Is smelling flowers not for women? What would people think of you?

Oh… Right…

I see the children running in the grass joyfully. I get the urge to join them, to run freely onto the grass, not a care in the world.

STOP! Says the brain. Can't you see you are an adult? Running in the grass is for children. What would people think of you?

Oh… Right…

So I sit on a bench watching the scene play out. Not really a part of it, but safe. Safe from judgment. At least I have that going for me.

STOP! Says the brain. Can't you see you are alone? Being in the park alone is for losers. What would people think of you?

Oh… Right…

So I head back home. I sit on the couch. Put on a movie. Safe at last.

LET'S GO! Says the brain. Time to go over all the opportunities you missed today!

So I open up a bottle of whiskey, and I drink until the brain says no more…

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