To help me break out of being an egotistical prude?
Nude beaches are too far from the San Fernando Valley and cost too much to go by bus.Walk around naked in front of people
Live like a homeless person for a while
Fail at picking up girls in public
Become ugly or get a physical deformity somehow
Say dumb or offensive things when the focus is on you
I'm VERY self-depreciating. Still doesn't work.Be self-deprecating.
So you mean be like you? Pervy, sarcastic and immature? :lolMasturbate in front of your family.
The humiliation part starts when I get rejected for having virtually no experience.Look for a job. The whole process from making a resume, to answering 80 zillion questions, to wearing a monkey suit is humiliating.
if you feel shame at the thought of others perceiving you as an immature, dickish, adult child, then this would serve the purpose well right?So throw a tantrum at the mall?
I don't mean to kill my ego, just my pride. So I won't be such an uptight snob.I would agree with Fairleighcalm that it's futile and unhealthy to try to kill your ego. Without the ego or desire as some call it, humans would cease to be ambitious, aspirational, innovative, impassioned, and determined. Even people who have been considered the embodiment of moral excellence like Nelson Mandela and and Gandhi have egos. The problem is not necessarily the ego but that having an ego can create insatiable desire for recognition or the desire to be elevated above all others while crushing those who threaten or undermine our inflated views of ourselves. We just have to wrestle with it. I think it gets better with age because young people tend to be more desirous and image conscious. It's an interesting thread title btw.