The Grinch (The Jim Carrey Version FYI)

As you get older do you relate to the Grinch more or is that just me? I am going to outline a few very good reasons why I totally feel like the Grinch is my secret soul twin lately.

He hangs out with his dog Max and no one else

So like who doesn’t just want to hang out with their pets most of the time and isolate. Sometimes people are too much. My dogs don’t talk to me but they listen when I talk to them. They’re cute and fluffy. They cuddle. They will take naps with you. They are warm. They don’t judge you and they don’t care if you sit and watch Netflix all day in your jammies, eat a pint of ice cream, and don’t take a shower. So ya, I get it Grinch, I get it.

He doesn’t want to go out when he can’t find anything to wear

I totally feel this one in my soul. How many times have you changed fifteen times before just giving up and throwing on either:

  1. Leggings
  2. The first outfit you picked
  3. Making up an excuse and not going
  4. searching through laundry for something you know you love but it’s dirty so you febreeze the crap out of it

He clearly suffers from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and social issues

I mean, he has trauma from his childhood. They show his flashbacks and why he is the way he is, how everyone was mean to him and that’s why he left and isolated. He sits in his recliner and talks looks all sad all the time. He acts happy but you can tell he is lonely. He makes a list of to do’s and it includes “wallow in self-pity”, and “wrestle with my self-loathing”.

He actually just wants to be accepted and loved by people

In the end, he just wants to be treated with respect and loved. He wants to fit in like we all do. He wants to have friends and live life with the community. He wants to be accepted, even though he is different, and in the end, he gets that. Unfortunately, our society today isn’t exactly like Dr. Seuss and not everyone is kind and accepting but at least The Grinch got to be loved.

As far as the rest of us, we just have to keep spreading kindness and treating people nicely and eventually, we will triumph over all the hate in this world.

Categories: Addiction, Anxiety, bipolar disorder, Depression, Mania, Mental Health, OCD, PTSD, Self Esteem, self-care, Writing

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