The mind is a terrible thing. Or is it? I wonder. Maybe Charlie thinks so. Charlie has been under a lot of stress lately, with his job and dealing with his elderly parents an his ex wife. Nothing seemed to be going well for him these days. Every time he felt like he had a handle on things, something else went wrong. He was feeling more and more as the days went on. He was getting sick from his stress, he was getting major headaches, stomach aches, just plain sick. He had a vacation coming, so he put in for it. It was only a week, but he figured maybe it would help.
He came home from work on Friday, his last day of work before his vacation. He was actually feeling pretty good that evening. He wanted to try to unwind and relax. So he rented a movie and had his dinner and watched the movie. Friday went without any stress or anxiety. He was happy about that. But when he woke up in the morning on Saturday, he started to get a headache. He downed a few Advil and had some coffee.
About an hour later his headache started going away. Now he felt like he could do almost anything. So he went online and started to vegetate. He was just surfing nonsense. Then he started looking at some porno for a while. After a while he had bite to eat and tried to nap for an hour. He laid there in bed with the TV on and could not fall asleep. So he went online again.This time he stumbled upon a website that was all about psychology and the mind. He started reading all the article there. He had an idea.
He read that some people actually create alter egos to get through some tough times. They explained that if they become someone else all their stress was relieved. So Charlie decided to create himself an alter ego. He started writing and created an entire history for his new personality. He called himself Brock. He liked how it sounded. It sounded like a real tough guy. And Charlie could pull it off because he worked out regularly and was built himself. Now, Brock was born in NYC where Charlie was not. Charlie was born in a small town in Ohio. But he wanted that persona of someone from NYC. So thats how it went. He was not only strong and tough, but intelligent and had all kinds of degrees. And he also won a few boxing matches as a younger man.
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