WHAT DOES A BUCKET OF CRABS HAVE TO DO WITH YOU GETTING INTO THE MEDIA? 🤔
There is a group of people that pop up when you start getting into mainstream media and are featured by brand names that people recognise.
Their words are damaging, vicious and they bring a whole load of fuckery that can cause you to doubt everything you are doing, can bring up feelings of unnecessary shame, and for some it can be enough to stop them in their tracks.
It’s WORSE than trolls leaving nasty, hateful comments. At least they are being open about showing themselves to be losers, making it easier for you to brush off. This form of trolling is far more destructive.
I’m talking about the camouflaged troll!
You may have encountered them already. Think about when you first started making changes:
- Starting your business
- Putting yourself out there on social media
- Cutting down on the booze and/or drugs
- Joining a gym and eating healthy
- Moving out of your home town
Whatever it was for you, did you have people you know, family members even, saying things like:
“You’re making yourself look like a fool”
“Your head is in the clouds. Come back to the real world!”
“Enjoy it while it lasts!”
“Too good for us now, are you?”
“I never thought you’d do this. Where’s your integrity?” If so, you have experienced the wrath of the camouflaged troll.
You levelling up makes them uncomfortable which brings about the crab mentality. If you haven’t heard of this before, I’ll put it very simply.
There’s a bucket of crabs waiting to be boiled alive.
They are all clambering on top of each other trying to escape.
One reaches the top (let’s call him Steve)
As he’s on his way to freedom, the other crabs pull him back down into the bucket in any way they can, even if it means they literally pull his legs off in the process.
Karen the crab: (Holding onto Steve’s newly detached leg, waving it around like a lightsaber) You’re going nowhere without us, Steve!
Steve: Well, come with me then. I’ll even let you keep my leg.
Karen: Oh no, I couldn’t possibly do that. That’s not how it works because <insert lame excuses here>
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