Didn’t you just love playing pretend when you were a kid? It’s great fun being a princess or pirate for a while. Maybe you still do this. Or maybe your pretend muscles could use refreshing.
Pretending also stretches your imagination. And lest you worry about becoming delusional, well, consider this question. If a person thinks her life is better than it really is, is that such a bad thing? If someone thinks he looks better than he actually does, is that so dangerous? Now that you mention it, you probably know people like that.
What is it that turns you off about “overly confident” people? That’s an excellent question. Mixonian had to get the lazy brain working on this one! Consider this possible answer.
Some people who appear to be confident, put others down, or make fun of them, but never laugh at themselves.
That is definitely not what Mixonian has in mind. The idea is to lighten up, not arrogant out.
Today, when I go to class to hear student speeches for three hours, I shall pretend to be the all-powerful magic queen, kind of like a good Jadet, who has the keys to the dungeon in her secret pocket. According to each student’s presentation, I will decide his/her fate: the cold dark dungeon to be taught remedial grammar by a dwarf, or freedom.
Now that’s an interesting day’s work!