One of the biggest challenges in university is all the writing. and the writing. and more writing. Plus it’s scientific writing which is mostly a lot of work and not exactly tons of fun. There are many requirements, and one of these is the length of the paper. It’s weird but when you have a 20 page paper to write and you get to the bottom of page 19, all of a sudden there’s nothing left to say.
You start digging through the thesaurus trying to find words that are looooong like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! And you say the same thing three different times in various shades of grey. To escape the torture, you check Instagram every 52 seconds. Then Facebook. And you notice a black hair on your elbow so you get the tweezers and pretty much tweeze your whole body in between Instagram and Facebook and writing a word here or there. AND IT ENDS UP TAKING YOU LONGER TO GET FROM THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 19 TO THE MIDDLE OF PAGE 20 THAN IT TOOK TO GET FROM PAGES 1-19.
And finally when you get EXACTLY to the middle of page 20, you figure the length is tolerable. You’re almost a full 20 pages so you know you won’t lose marks. It’s not exactly 20 pages, but it’s enough.
It will do.
This works for academic papers. And for stretching the roast beef portions when an unexpected guest drops by at dinnertime. And for taking shortcuts to make your meeting when you left too late. It also works for the amount of evidence a judge needs to convict and a quarter tank of gas before the next station 50 km away and sex one and a half times a week and for eating 1500 calories a day.
But not for humans.
Enough does not cut it.
We are fucking over-the-top, hot damn, incredibly WAY MORE than enough.
Don’t you dare believe you are enough. It’s an insult. Funny …. the people who are telling you this are the same ones on social media posing their best pics and flexing their muscles and spilling their fake tits and showing off their cars and purses and houses. They’re on the billboards in their skinny bodies and pretty clothes. Hmmmmm…
In case you still don’t believe me, listen to this….
Human bone is as strong as granite. A block of bone the size of a matchbox could support nine tonnes of weight!
The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute!
The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades!
Your brain’s storage capacity is considered virtually unlimited; it doesn’t get “used up” like RAM in your computer!
And there’s a ton more stuff like that because You and me we’re Supereffingheroes.
We’ve survived cancer, divorce, loneliness. We’ve run marathons, built skyscrapers, birthed babies, scaled mountains. We stand on our heads and hands….some nutcases can even stand on their fingers. We all stand on our feet every single bless-ed day. Like badass SuperWo/men.
So don’t move through today like you are enough.
Strut it out.
Cause you’re more than enough.