To Laugh At Ourselves - a poem by Steven (Doc) Berquist

To Laugh At Ourselves – a poem by Steven (Doc) Berquist

A guy with the memorable nickname of Steven (Doc) Berquist reached out to me to thank me for my books– as he’d read ‘em and loved ‘em. (Thanks, Doc!)

Next up, he shared with me that he also loves to write too – and sent me this awesome poem!

I loved it – and so am sharing it here with you today. He explains his inspiration for this poem:

“The ‘drama’ that seems to pervade many of our lives can be handled in one of two ways. It can be internalized as a ‘woe’ – or it can be externalized as a ‘whee.’ IMHO (in my humble opinion) ’tis better to ‘whee.'”

To Laugh at Ourselves


Doc Merit

A milepost of emotional maturity

Denoting my inner security

Comes not from a sense of self worth

It comes from my finding the mirth

The things that I do or perhaps I may say

Are not always right or said the right way

To know that it matters not one little bit

To laugh at myself is always a hit

It relieves any sense of playing the fool

In fact, to the contrary, it is quite the tool

By disarming those who take life too serious

Who set themselves up as being imperious

The reason for this is easy to see

Because of the fun I can have being me ©

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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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