Category Archives: fear

I’m Allergic to Rejection… It Makes My Eyes Water

I'm Allergic to Rejection
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I do not take rejection well. I am not a medical doctor, but I am quite certain I am allergic to rejection. Rejection tends to make me less productive on the day I am exposed to rejection, and occasionally it makes my eyes water. The frustrating part about rejection is that it has no season like typical allergies. Rejection can strike at any time of day… even on what was a good (or great) day. The effects of this rejection allergy can last a few hours, or occasionally up to 30 hours.

I have not found the best cure for my rejection allergy. Sometimes I consult a glass of wine to reduce the effects of rejection, but I typically turn to long hikes and/or running to burn off the debilitating effects of the rejection allergy.

Case: Yesterday I received my second rejection from an academic journal for my master’s paper. It’s not that it was turned down… it was rejected without even being sent out for review. The explanation letter said my research was highly important but unoriginal. Being “sent out for review,” for the non-academics, means that my article is sent out to two or three people for them to evaluate and send feedback to improve the article. The instant rejection means I have no feedback to even improve the article (other than it being important but unoriginal). I only spent 18 months working on this …

So now here I am on a sunny afternoon… trying to overcome my allergy to rejection. I plan to go run… but I am waiting on a phone call from a relative. After the phone call I will run… and hopefully reduce the impact of this irritating rejection allergy.

So how do you deal with rejection? Is this an allergy that you have conquered? What are your secrets? I would love to hear from you.

Have a great day, and thanks for reading!!

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Destruction of the Confederate Flag

This was an interesting twist in the Matthew Booster hate crime trial. As part of his punishment, Booster will forfeit the confederate flag that flew above his truck on the day he harassed a dark skinned boy. The flag will be turned over to police, and then the police will destroy it.

According to the Register Guard, Booster said in court that the flag was about “Southern Pride” and not about racism.

This is one of the most unique punishments for a crime I have heard of in a long time. What do you think?

Troy Polamalu at Wax Museum (Video)

Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers does one of the funniest commercials/promos I have seen in a long time. This is for Head and Shoulders, and was released in October of last year. So yeah, I am a bit late sharing it… but I just saw it today.

It’s very cool and very fun. I’m glad one of the older guys didn’t have a heart attack! I’m not sure exactly sure how this promotes “Head and Shoulders,” but it is definitely funny. What do you think?

There is no Fear in Love

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

King James Version (KJV)