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Previously, in the formerly current year, many people expressed their inability to even.
Here are two examples pulled from a quick twitter search for the phrase:
In this tweet, we read about a woman who is having an eye-brow problem and cannot even because of it.
In this tweet, an anonymous wo/man, who appears to protest ‘man-spreading’, ‘can’t even’ at the prospect of a Trump presidency. It’s hard to imagine the hysterics this individual is currently experiencing.
But I submit to you that you can. You can even. And here’s how:
- Stop publicly emoting about your inability to even. Simply note the emotion and ask, “How can I even solve this problem?”
- Write down what you will even do fifteen times a day, “I, so and so, will even do ‘X’.”
- Actually, start to even do the thing.
In three easy steps even you can even.
All sarcasm aside, it is certainly the case that saying “I can’t even” does affect how you think and act by effecting in you a static mindset or an ‘entity identity’. With your mindset so enslaved to that identity, your perceptions are aligned to reality in a fashion that no longer allows you to change.