Monday, August 1, 2011

Rodney Dangerfield Style Humor in Whole Foods Grocery

My wife, Kathleen, overheard this comment while shopping in the Whole Foods grocery store: "If I didn't know me, I'd hang out with me." Sounds like a classic crack from Rodney Dangerfield.

Which is a humorous, glass-half-empty way of saying, "I'm not perfect. I've got my warts, my quirks and my weaknesses."

But don't we all? A glass-half-full self-perception might also have added: "...but I have my unique strengths and some endearing qualities, too."

1. Nobody's perfect. And nobody's 100% imperfect, either. Humility and strong self-esteem can meet in the middle. And...

2. You can get smarter and stronger. The wisdom is out there. You can persist to make changes in your behavior - new skills, new habits, new behavior patterns. With enough repetition, you can grow new connections and rewire your brain.

Learning is a life-long journey. You can become an even better version of the terrific person you already are.

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2011. Building Personal Strength . (Permission to use photo purchased from


Sarcastic Bastard said...

This is a good post, Denny. Much love to you and the wife.


demuzeekmon said...

In today's self-centered culture, it seems that our imperfections speak louder than our 'perfections'. They can cloud our vision and make change seem impossible. Patience and Persistence are keys to change, among others.
Thank you,