I just want to feel good without 400 to 2000 years of puritanical thinking kicking my ass, okay? I'm tired of being peer pressured by fictionalized dead people under the flimsy guise of tradition and normalcy. I'm so tired of maintaining multiple personalities merely for the sake of protecting myself at the cost of mental health. I just want to embrace life and not have a fight with the people that live in my head and speak loudly with familiar voices about the consequences of my life choices. Particularly, when I know how their own lives were spent. Honestly, I can't believe they have the nerve to comment. Help! Help! My conscience lives in a glass house and is tossing stones about.
Bio: Jonathan S Baker lives and writes at his home in Evansville Indiana with his two companions, a dog and anxiety. They are the author of Head Work and Roadside Attractions.