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Taking yourself seriously, is it really a valid or substantial criticism? watch

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    This is a criticism, not in a nasty way, but it is often levelled at people mildly disparagingly. I have a bit of curiosity about it, though, would like to explore it more. For a start, does the accuser not also take themselves seriously in some way at least? How do you quantify it, is it even an insult that stands up to logical scrutiny? Don't we all take ourselves seriously? And finally, is it even an insult, isn't it in many ways exactly what you should do in life, isn;t it a part of valueing life and yourself?

    Just curious.

    In my experience people who say I'm taking something "too seriously" are just not as bothered by the topic as I am. So IMO it's not that you're too serious in general, but too serious for that specific person's tastes. Hope that makes sense. The accuser probably takes different things seriously to you, basically.
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