Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Well really, I got me. I was going to have just a couple spoonfuls of ice cream. That was the plan. Until I walked over to the computer with what was left of the carton. I looked down only to realize that I'd eaten about a cup and a half of ice cream. And then I started thinking about victimization and ownership of your actions. My first thought was to say I was a victim of mindless eating. But that's not quite true, is it?
Mindless eating didn't attack me in any way. I promoted it by not paying attention to what I was doing, and by not putting the ice cream in a bowl first. It's really a phrase that should be struck from a person's vocabulary.
Just as eating three servings of ice cream is not healthy; promoting (even subconsciously) an unwarranted feeling of victimization is not healthy.